The celebrations for the coronation of Charles III next May they will be entertained by foreign singers, such as Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Andrea Bocelli, announced BBCby presenting a poster with the conspicuous absence of British superstars.
However, the musical show will have some local acquaintances, such as the nineties band Take That (currently made up of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald) or classical music composer alexis ffrenchwho will appear before an audience of 20,000 people at Windsor Castle, the day after the coronation on May 6.
“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.”, assured the BBCwhich will broadcast the event.
A choir made up of fans from different communities will also perform.including lifeguards, taxi drivers and reggae bands, as well as a virtual choir made up of representatives of the Commonwealth, an alliance of nations made up mainly of former British colonies, details afp.
The announcement of the program confirms press reports according to which great British superstars such as Elton John, Adele, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles or the Spice Girls group declined to participate.
Last year, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the reign of Elizabeth II, they performed at Buckingham Palace from Queen with Adam Lambert to Duran Duran, passing through Alicia Keys and Rod Stewart. Elton John recorded a tribute.
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The coronation of Carlos III, the first event of its kind since Isabel’s in 1953, It does not seem to excite the British at the moment.
According to a YouGov poll published on Friday, almost two-thirds of Britons (64%) and 75% of young people are not interested, but 46% think they will watch the broadcast or attend one of the planned celebrations.
The coronation proper, on May 6, will be held at Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests and is expected to last an hour., in a more modest format than that of Isabel II (8,000 guests and three hours). (YO)