Every Performer at Queen's Platinum Jubilee Gig from Diana Ross to Queen

The U.K. and Commonwealth countries are getting ready for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70 years of tireless service.

The now 96-year-old monarch first ascended to the throne in February 1952 aged 25, following the death of her father, King George VI.

There are numerous celebrations planned during the four-day weekend to mark her jubilee, including the lighting of more than 3,000 beacons, church services and a special Trooping The Colour.

One of the most eagerly anticipated events celebrating the Platinum Jubilee is the star-studded Party At The Place Concert.

Cele Otnes, author and professor emerita of marketing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, believes "the events this year are very similar to the ones offered at the Golden and Diamond Jubilees."

She told Newsweek: "The range of activities and the intergenerational appeal—and the fact that some families engage with jubilee events as their own family tradition—means they are pretty popular, and will receive a lot of media coverage while they unfold."

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams says it is entirely appropriate that the Queen's Platinum Jubilee should be marked by cultural events such as the Party at the Palace.

He told Newsweek: "The Queen is the best-known head of state in the world and her image is iconic.

"During her reign, especially in the 60s and subsequently from the 90sonwards, Britain has enjoyed a cultural renaissance not seen since the reign of Elizabeth 1.

"The arts have flourished, in theater, music, films, art, fashion and television, British talents are respected and admired worldwide."

Read on to discover everything you need to know about this festival of music and dance at Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Gig
(L) Queen guitarist Brian May plays the National Anthem on the roof of Buckingham Palace to start the second concert to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. (R) Diana Ross performing in Central Park circa 1983 in New York City. Getty Images

Who Is Performing at Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Concert?

The Platinum Party at the Palace will likely be among the most high-profile events in a packed schedule over the extended weekend.

Some of the biggest names in pop, rock and classical music are scheduled to take to the stage at the Platinum Party At The Palace concert on Saturday, June 4 at London's Buckingham Palace.

The event's official website has confirmed the following artists will perform in front of a crowd of approximately 22,000 people: Queen with Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra.

These musicians are expected to share space across three stages with A-list musicians including Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, Mimi Webb, Sam Ryder, Jax Jones, Celeste and Nile Rodgers.

Alicia Keys
Host Alicia Keys performs onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The open-air concert in front of the palace will feature stars including Alicia Keys

Ending the two-and-a-half hour platinum Jubilee performance in style will be Motown legend Diana Ross, with her first U.K. live performance in 15 years.

Ross said: "Her Majesty has and continues to be such an incredible inspiration to so many across the world, and I was absolutely delighted to receive an invitation to perform on such a momentous and historic occasion."

Newsweek has reported the show is expected to be watched by an audience of up to a billion viewers around the world.

Also making an appearance at the party will be celebrities wishing to pay their respects to the long-serving sovereign.

Those in attendance will include broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, former U.S. Open tennis champion Emma Raducanu, former soccer star David Beckham, actress Dame Julie Andrews, and members of The Royal Ballet.

A statement announcing the line-up reads: "The evening will pivot around global themes that have been born, or evolved, during the breadth of Her Majesty's reign due to extraordinary British and Commonwealth contributions including fashion, sport, the environment, 70 years of pop music and musicals."

Andrea Bocelli
This photo taken on April 12, 2020 shows Italian tenor and opera singer Andrea Bocelli sing during a rehearsal on a deserted Piazza del Duomo in central Milan. Bocelli will perform his biggest hits in a star-studded tribute to Her Majesty’s unprecedented anniversary Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty Images