The Coronation of King Charles III is to be marked with a weekend of activity, including a concert at Windsor Castle.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) said the concert on 7 May will showcase the country’s diverse cultural heritage in music, theatre and dance.
Along with the main stage live entertainment, DCMS said the show will include “Lighting up the Nation”, which will see iconic locations across the UK lit up with projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.
The concert, which is expected to see world-famous acts perform in front of a live audience of several thousand, will be broadcast on the BBC. It will be staged the day after the coronation at Westminster Abbey. Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit London to witness the events.
There will be an extra bank holiday on 8 May, with the Government staging its Big Help Out initiative aimed at encouraging people to get involved in local volunteering.
Secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Michelle Donelan said, “Everyone is invited to join in, on any day, whether that is by hosting a special street party, watching the Coronation ceremony or spectacular concert on TV, or stepping forward during The Big Help Out to help causes that matter to them.
“Hundreds of activities are planned for the day by local community groups, organisations and charities including The Scouts, Royal Voluntary Service, National Trust and RNLI.”
Among the operating team involved in the Coronation events and activity are individuals and teams who collaborated on Operation London Bridge; the state funeral plan for Queen Elizabeth II.
Operation London Bridge will be the subject of a case study conference panel at the Event Production Show on 1 March. The panel is set to include LS Events event director Steve Reynolds, Sunbelt national business development director Geoff Fawkes, Arcadis’ Debbie Knellar and Westminster City Council special projects Katherine Eaton.
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