Dame Shirley has been named as one of the artists to appear in the official concert for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in June. The concert will be near the Queen Victoria Memorial with Buckingham Palace as the backdrop. The concert will have an audience of 10,000 (free tickets allocated randomly from a national ballot) and those who are lucky enough to get one will also attend a picnic in the Buckingham Palace Garden. The event is a joint venture between the BBC and Gary Barlow. It will be screened live by the BBC and highlights will be screened in the US the following day by ABC. Sir Tom Jones, Sir Elton John and Sir Cliff Richard have also been announced as appearing along with other artists.
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