Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Andrea Bocelli at the King Charles III Coronation Concert

Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Andrea Bocelli at King Charles III Coronation Concert


A large amphitheater with spectacular views of Windsor Castle, music icons Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Andrea Bocelli, a world-class orchestra and 70 dancers, and 20,000 spectators from across the UK: King Charles III's coronation concert promises to amaze.

A few days before the historic coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey next Saturday, details of the coronation concert on Sunday, May 7 are beginning to be revealed.

The musical event will be broadcast live, a stone's throw from Windsor Castle, in an amphitheater worthy of the greatest rock concerts. Photos of the location of this open-air concert were also revealed in a recent article in People magazine. 

The stage will offer several levels on which the orchestra and the 70 musicians, forming an abstract “Union Jack” (the flag of England). Four footbridges will start from the geometry of the flag to go from the stage to the crowd, which will allow spectators to be close to the artists. 

Artists and special effects

So it was world-renowned artists Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and opera singer Andrea Bocelli who responded to the king's call. Katy Perry and Lionel Richie know each other well, both being judges on American Idol

British band Take That (without founding member Robbie Williams), Sir Bryn Terfel, London singer-songwriter Freya Ridings, British soulman Alexis Ffrench and singer Paloma Faith will also be performing. 

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Hosted by the star of Paddington and the series Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, the evening will also feature American actor Tom Cruise, leading lady Joan Collins and even Disney's Winnie the Pooh, who will appear in various pre-recorded sketches. In some segments, celebrities are promised to reveal little-known facts about King Charles.

One of the highlights of the concert will be the synchronization, with the show, of Lighting up the Nationwhich will illuminate iconic and iconic locations across the UK with huge projections, lasers and drones.

Free Coronation Choir tickets have been put on available to the public via a national ballot, and the concert will also be attended by volunteers from some of the charitable affiliations of the King and Queen Consort, Camilla. 

Songs Kept Secret

73-year-old singer Lionel Richie said he was honored and excited to have been chosen to sing at the global event. He declined to release details about his performance and the songs he will perform at the Coronation Concert.

“It's a royal secret,” he told People< magazine. /em>. “They said to me, 'Don't reveal it.' But I would tell everyone if I could…I'm trying my best to contain myself, but it's going to be one in a million times in history to be a part of something like this.”

It is also unknown what musical selections Katy Perry and Andrea Bocelli (who will sing a duet with another opera singer, Sir Bryn Terfel) will deliver. 

British superstars Elton John, Adele and Harry Styles have reportedly all declined the invitation to perform at this King's Coronation Concert.  

Prince Harry solo

As for Prince Harry, he will only be in the UK for a few hours to attend his father's coronation. As May 6 is also the birthday of his son Archie – who will be 4 years old – he will meet his wife Meghan Markle and his daughter, Princess Lilibet, after the ceremony to celebrate. 

< p>We remember that on April 12, Buckingham Palace confirmed that Meghan Markle would stay with her family in California on the day of the coronation of King Charles III. 

Fun fact: a new emoji was created on the occasion of the coronation of King Charles III. It depicts the crown of Saint Edward and appears when a user uses the hashtag #coronation (and its derivatives) on Twitter. 

“The concert will celebrate a new chapter in the history of the nation, with themes of love, respect and optimism, honoring the four nations, their communities and the Commonwealth,” the BBC said in a statement.