About the Diamond Jubilee


The Diamond Jubilee sees The Queen celebrate 60 years as Monarch, but what is happening as part of the celebrations?

A special ‘Queens Diamond Jubilee Concert’ will take place on Monday, June 4th. For those of you who can’t make it in person – don’t worry – it’ll be on TV.

The concert will include classic hits and one-off collaborations from artists including Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Elton John, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie Lennox, Madness, Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard and Ed Sheeran.

The Diamond Jubilee celebrations weekend culminates with a day of celebrations on Tuesday, June 5th, in central London, including a service at St Paul’s Cathedral followed by two receptions, a lunch at Westminster Hall, a Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace and finally a Balcony appearance and Flypast.

You can see a 3D Google Map of the processional route the Royal Family will take on June 5th, here:

For most people the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee means a day or maybe even two days off work. We know some of you will still be working hard though – so don’t forget to stick Free Radio on, and we’ll get you through it.