The King’s Coronation Concert to feature spectacular Union Flag-shaped stage
The Coronation Concert will feature a spectacular Union Flag-shaped stage.
As the countdown to the Coronation enters its final week, newly released pictures reveal the stunning stage for the concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
It features the Union flag with platforms that fan out into the crowd and a halo-like screen surrounding the roof.
Take That, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, Steve Winwood, Nicole Scherzinger and Andrea Bocelli will perform at the gig, to be screened on BBC1 from 8pm.
Fans can also watch on iPlayer and listen on Radio 2 and Sounds on Sunday. Classical acts include Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
Around 20,000 ticket winners will get to see the stage lit up in red, white and blue against the backdrop of the castle’s East Terrace. The BBC said the staging creates multiple levels for a 74-piece classical ensemble.
It is made up of the Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra and woodwind, brass and percussion sections from the Bands of the Household Division.
The concert will be hosted by actor Hugh Bonneville.
Tom Cuise, Dame Joan Collins, Bear Grylls and Sir Tom Jones are to appear in video messages.
The series of recorded sketches will reveal little-known facts about the monarch and will also include moments from Winnie-the-Pooh.
The Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal College of Music and the Royal College of Art will come together for the first time to create a one-off performance featuring Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa and Olivier Award nominee Mei Mac.
Thousands of people are ROYAL expected to flock to London for the Coronation at Westminster Abbey and the procession back to Buckingham Palace.
On Sunday street parties are planned across the country as part of The Big Lunch - and there is an extra Bank Holiday to enjoy on Monday.