Diamond Jubilee celebrations continue in London over bank holiday Monday with a star-studded line up for the highly anticipated concert at Buckingham Palace.
In the presence of the Queen and royal family, an array of music stars will take to the stage, built in front of Buckingham Palace, to perform top music hits from the past 60 years.
The lineup includes: Alfie Boe, Annie Lennox, Cliff Richard, Cheryl, Ed Sheeran, Sir Elton John, Jessie J, JLS, Jools Holland, Kylie Minogue, Lang Lang, Madness, Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Dame Shirley Bassey, Stevie Wonder and Tom Jones.
In addition to classic anthems, a one off collaboration between Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber will be performed by a unique artist in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's 60-year reign.
The concert will be broadcast live on the BBC and can be live-streamed via the BBC iPlayer and BBC radio 2. In the U.S., ABC will be showing highlights of the event a day after the concert.
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Also in Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 4,200 commemorative beacons will be lit around the world in the 54-nation Commonwealth of former British colonies on Monday.
One beacon will be lit in Kenya's Treetops Hotel, where Elizabeth II found out her father died in 1952, making her Queen. She will light the final beacon in London following the concert, which kick off at 7.30 p.m. local time.
Prior to the concert, 12,000 contestant winners and charity workers enjoyed a picnic on the palace grounds, according to the Associated Press. Each guest was provided with a hamper containing a meal of tea-smoked Scottish salmon, coronation chicken and strawberry crumble.
Outside of the palace, Britain's have braced the cold weather and come together in celebration of the holiday. Whether you believe in the monarchy or not, this is just fantastic, Beverley Clements, 44, told the AP. There may not be much to celebrate at the moment, but there is a great sense of Britishness here at the moment.
The final celebrations for Jubilee weekend will kick off on Tuesday with a national service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral at 10.30 a.m., to which 2,000 people have been invited, the Daily Mail reported.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will participate in a reception after the ceremony, followed by a lunch at Westminster Hall.
At 2:30 p.m. the Queen and Prince Philip will engage in a carriage ride around London, before appearing on the balcony at Buckingham Palace as the RAF fly past with their air show.