Diana Ross tipped to headline the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace

18 May 2022, 10:02 | Updated: 18 May 2022, 22:34

By Mayer Nissim

After similar events for the Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilees, a new concert will take place at Buckingham Palace.

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Back in 2002, the biggest popstars of the day and some old favourites played the massive Party at the Palace at the Buckingham Palace Garden to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee.

Ten years later, Gary Barlow organised The Diamond Jubilee concert on The Mall, and on June 4 this year, the Platinum Party at the Palace takes place to celebrate the Queen's 70 years on the throne.

The lineup is yet to be announced, but it's now emerged that Diana Ross will be the show's headliner.

According to the The Times, the Queen of Motown's first UK show in 15 years will be the not-so-small matter of headlining the special Platinum Jubilee concert.

The newspaper reports that the concert will take place on a circular platform on the Victoria Memorial, and that Ross will be one of the "centrepieces" of the event.

Diana Ross in concert
Diana Ross in concert. Picture: Alamy

The first major artist to be announced for the concert was singer-songwriter George Ezra.

There will be an audience of 22,000 people for the show, with 10,000 tickets being allocated in a public ballot earlier this year and 5,000 being reserved for key workers.

"Hosts Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp will lead live coverage of the Platinum Party at the Palace and air live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and across the BBC network," the Royal Family said in a statement.

"The celebration will see famous faces from the world of entertainment brought together to perform for a night of musical tributes to celebrate the Jubilee."

After Diana Ross plays the Palace, she has a string of UK tour dates booked in support of last year's Thank You album.

Ross will play arena and outdoor shows in Cardiff, Cambridge, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Lancashire, Durham and Wiltshire.

She will also play the Sunday afternoon 'Legend's Slot' at the 2022 Glastonbury Festival.