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6 May 2023, 15:05 | Updated: 7 May 2023, 22:32
King’s coronation set for May 6 with Camilla to be crowned alongside Charles
King Charles III and Camilla celebrate their Coronation with a special concert at Windsor Castle.
Back when Queen Elizabeth II had her Coronation in June 1953, the world of pop music was a very different place.
By the time of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, it's fair to say that pop wasn't just part of mainstream culture, it was pretty much part of the establishment.
So everyone from Phil Collins, Cliff Richard and Shirley Bassey to Tom Jones, Paul McCartney and (of course) Queen performed at the celebratory Party at the Palace to mark the occasion.
But when and where is it taking place, who is going to perform, and how can you get tickets or watch it on the telly? Read on for answers to all these questions and more in our article that we'll keep updated as the event gets closer.
King Charles III acceded to the British throne instantly on the death of his mother Elizabeth II, on September 2022.
After a period of mourning, the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla officially takes place on Saturday, May 6, at Westminster Abbey.
The Coronation Concert takes place the following day, on Sunday, May 7, 2023, the same day as the Coronation Big Lunch – an opportunity for the public to mark the occasion with street parties.
The Coronation Concert will air on BBC One at 8pm to 10pm.
Smooth's sister stations LBC and Classic FM will be covering the Coronation itself from 10am on Saturday.
The first Party at the Palace in 2002 took place at Buckingham Palace Garden, while both the Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012 and Platinum Party at the Palace in 2022 took place just outside the Palace on The Mall.
King Charles is doing things a little differently, with The Coronation Concert to take place at Windsor Castle's East Lawn.
The public ballot for Coronation Concert tickets took place between February 10 to 28.
Successful applications will be informed by the end of April 2023. 5,000 pairs of tickets will be distributed, with the allocation of tickets being spread across the UK.
The other tickets will be split between charities of Charles and Camilla.
Before we start listing the major popstars booked for the occasion, it's worth looking at some of the other artists who'll be performing at Windsor Castle.
Coached by Amanda Holden and Motsi Mabuse, The Coronation Choir will be a diverse group created for the occasion from community choirs and amateur singers from across the United Kingdom, such as refugee choirs, NHS choirs, LGBTQ+ singing groups and deaf signing choirs.
You'll be able to see the choir come together in a specially-made documentary. The Community Choir will collaborate during the concert with The Virtual Choir, built from groups across the nation.
Winnie the Pooh will also make an appearance, following his fellow beloved bear Paddington's show-stealing performance at the Platinum Jubilee.
Hugh Bonneville will be hosting the concert.
Billed as the centrepiece of the Coronation Concert, 'Lighting up the Nation' will see iconic locations across the United Kingdom lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.