What time is the Coronation Concert tonight?

The King and Queen and other members of the royal family will join around 20,000 members of the public at the Coronation Concert to continue the celebrations after their crowning at Westminster Abbey on Saturday. 

Rendered images released last month revealed that the concert will feature a Union flag-shaped stage which fans out to the audience. 

The stage will also have a halo-like screen surrounding the roof, which the BBC said will ‘symbolise the Crown protecting the nation’. 

Together with the parapet wall steps in the middle, the broadcaster said the staging creates multiple levels for the 74-piece classical ensemble – formed from the strings of the Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra and woodwind, brass and percussion sections from the Bands of the Household Division – to make an abstracted Union flag. 

There are four additional catwalks, which also form the flag shape, so fans can see acts close up. At the back of the stage the orchestra will sit in front of the castle. 

King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their Coronation

What time is the King’s Coronation concert? 

The show in Windsor, which will be hosted by Downton Abbey and Paddington star Hugh Bonneville, will start at 8pm on Sunday May 7.

Buckingham Palace has promised ‘global music icons and contemporary stars’ for the big concert. 

It is certainly set to be the highlight of the second day of coronation celebrations.  

Around 20,000 members of the public are expected to attend and there has been a great deal of speculation around who will be performing… 

What TV channel will it be on? 

The concert will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.

Former Desert Island Discs and Crimewatch presenter Kirsty Young will anchor the special live broadcast of the concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle after reporting from a studio at Buckingham Palace on Saturday’s coronation day. 

The concert on the castle’s East Lawn will also see TV presenter Clara Amfo and Diversity dance troupe member Jordan Banjo speaking to the artists backstage. 

Kirsty Young presents BBC coverage of the King Charles III Coronation

Kirsty Young presents BBC coverage of the King Charles III Coronation

Who is performing? 

The Coronation Concert will see performances by Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, veteran rock guitarist Steve Winwood, and Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls. 

Classical acts including Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and Chinese pianist Lang Lang are also on the bill. 

Hollywood star Tom Cruise, Dynasty actress Dame Joan Collins, adventurer Bear Grylls, singer Sir Tom Jones and former Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse will also make an appearance via video. 

The series of pre-recorded sketches will reveal little-known facts about the monarch and will also include moments from beloved literary character Winnie the Pooh – seemingly echoing the famous moment Paddington Bear drank tea with the Queen during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

Olly Murs will be one of the performers tonight at the King's Coronation Concert

Olly Murs will be one of the performers tonight at the King’s Coronation Concert

Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage, DJ Pete Tong with his Ibiza Classics project, and winner of The Piano TV talent show, 13-year-old Lucy, will also perform. 

Meanwhile, fashion designer Stella McCartney will deliver a spoken word performance with a conservation theme which will reflect her and the King’s ‘shared passion for environmental sustainability’, the BBC has said. 

Her performance will be part of a broader nature-themed section of the concert which will also include a rendition of a 1980s hit by classical-soul composer Alexis French and London-based singer-songwriter Zak Abel alongside a house orchestra, band and choir. 

Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor will also deliver a spoken-word performance. 

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 Sex Education and Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa and Olivier Award nominee Mei Mac. 

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