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Coronation concert: How to apply for free tickets before ballot closes today

The outdoor concert on 7 May will feature some of the 'world's biggest entertainers'

King Charles III departs The Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Milton Keynes, England
The coronation concert will take place the day after King Charles III is crowned. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The ticket ballot for King Charles' coronation concert closes today.

More than 10,000 free tickets are available for the star-studded event, which will will be held at Windsor Castle in May.

Here's everything you need to know about how to enter the ballot.

When is the coronation concert?

The musical extravaganza will take place on Sunday, 7 May, the day after King Charles is crowned, on the east lawn of Windsor Castle.

The outdoor gig is due to begin mid-evening and last for around two to three hours.

How can I get tickets?

Free tickets are available in a national ballot run by Ticketmaster. Applications will close just before midnight tonight, Tuesday, 28 February.

Winners will be allocated based on the geographical spread of the UK's population, with 5,000 people each given a pair of tickets.

Up to 500 tickets are available in a separate ballot for local residents in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

A general view of people on The Long Walk and Windsor Castle
The gig will be staged at Windsor Castle. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Also in the audience will be volunteers from the King and Queen Consort's charity affiliations.

The remaining tickets will be given to charities who support young people, the military, the environment, their local communities and the wider Commonwealth.

How can I watch the concert live?

If you don't manage to get tickets, the coronation concert will be shown live on BBC One and iPlayer, with radio coverage on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.

Charlotte Moore, the BBC's chief content officer, said the event "will bring the nation together to mark this momentous occasion".

What's the concert line-up?

The full concert line-up is due to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The BBC said it will feature "music icons and contemporary stars" while Buckingham Palace said it would include "some of the world's biggest entertainers".

The centrepiece of the gig, dubbed 'Lighting Up the Nation', will see landmarks across the UK illumuniated with projections, lasers, drone displays.

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort leave Bolton Town House
King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Stars from screen and stage will deliver a selection of spoken word sequences, and an orchestra will play interpretations of musical favourites.

There will be a performance by the Coronation Choir, made up of amateur singers from refugee, NHS, LGBTQ+ and deaf choirs.

They will appear alongside The Virtual Choir, featuring singers from across the Commonwealth.

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