The King Charles coronation concert has its official lineup, led by Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Andrea Bocelli, according to People.
The event organized by BBC Studios Productions will also feature pop group Take That, Sir Bryn Terfel, Freya Ridings and Alexis Ffrench, and will take place in the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 7, the day after the King Charles and Queen Camilla are crowned in Westminster Abbey. The Coronation Choir, which brings together singers from the Portishead RNLI sea shanty choir, farmers, taxi drivers and reggae groups, will also give a special performance.
“The concert will celebrate a new chapter in the nation’s history, with themes of love, respect and optimism, celebrating the four nations, their communities and the Commonwealth,” the BBC said in a statement to the publication.
It is not surprising that the judges of American Idol Perry and Richie appear at the coronation concert, having maintained ties to the royal family for years. The “Roar” singer is an ambassador for the British Asian Trust, while Richie was named the first global ambassador and first chair of The Prince’s Trust’s group of global ambassadors in 2019.
The coronation concert can be seen by streaming through BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds.