The ULTIMATE Platinum party guide: How and where to toast the Queen’s 70-year reign

The ULTIMATE Platinum party guide: How and where to toast the Queen’s 70-year reign

Meanwhile, a 70-kilometre ‘ultra challenge’ is taking place for runners wanting to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in a unique way and a 70-mile classic car run in Cornwall, featuring a car from every year of the Queen’s reign, is also pencilled in among a wide variety of events.

Below, MailOnline has compiled the ultimate party guide to celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the special extra bank holiday.

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Singalong at the Tower

Date: April 28

Time: 7pm

Location: The Tower of London

The Tower of London will host a special concert with ‘a programme of rousing and expressive choral music’ featuring the Choir of the Chapels Royal.

Music inside the St Peter and Vincula chapel will reflect on the ‘themes of coronation and queenhood’.

Ticket price: £25 via the Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) website.

Yeoman Warder’s (more commonly known as Beefeaters) parading from the Queen’s House to the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula – where the event will take place
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Yeoman Warder’s (more commonly known as Beefeaters) parading from the Queen’s House to the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula – where the event will take place

The National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party

Date: May 12

Time: 6pm

Location: AO Arena, Manchester

The event, hosted by Jason Manford and Fleur East, will feature performances from the likes of the Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Grennan, Steps and Ella Henderson among others.

Tickets are now sold out for the event, but ITV and ITV Hub will be airing a special one-off show on a date to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Tickets: Sold out

TV: ITV and ITV Hub,

Superbloom

Date: June 1 to September 18

Location: Tower of London

Superbloom at the Tower of London will see more than 20 millions seeds sewn to create a ‘spectacular, colourful, vibrant field of flowers that will fill the Tower’s moat’.

Designed to attract pollinators, ‘Superbloom’ aims to ‘bring spectacular natural beauty’ to the urban space.

Visitors will be able to slide down the moat on a mat, while a specially commissioned sound installation and sculptural elements will also form part of the attraction.

Tickets: From £12 for adults via the HRP website.

Gardeners sow seeds into the moat surrounding the Tower of London, that will bloom into a ‘Superbloom’ display celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee later this year
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Gardeners sow seeds into the moat surrounding the Tower of London, that will bloom into a ‘Superbloom’ display celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee later this year

Jubilee Joust at Hampton Court Palace

Date: June 1 – June 5

Times: 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm

Location: Hampton Court Palace

Experience the historic sport of jousting in the gardens of the iconic Hampton Court Palace.

A special family-friendly tournament will take place over five days that will see knights compete to be hailed champion, with spectators able to cheer, jeer and follow the fun from the sidelines.

Tickets: Free for members, from £26.10 for adults via the HRP website.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert

Location: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Date: June 2

Time: 7.30pm

A special concert is to take place at Birmingham’s Synphony Hall to celebrate the Queen’s jubilee that will include a selection of works from throughout her reign.

Titles for the evening include music from the coronation, works dedicated to The Queen and HRH The Princess Margaret, music from across the Commonwealth, personal favourites of Her majesty (My Fair Lady) and even bagpipes.

Tickets: £13-£55 via the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra website.

Ride a purple steam train

Date: June 2 – June 5

Timetable: TBC

Location: Taw Valley

Severn Valley Railway has renamed its 34027 Taw Valley engine Elizabeth II to mark her jubilee – as well as painting it purple.

Across the jubilee weekend, rock bands from the 1950s will play classic hits at multiple stations, while the Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast with a Lancaster will also take place on all four days.

Tickets: From £32.40 on the Severn Valley Railway website.

St Paul’s Cathedral Service of Thanksgiving

Date: June 3

Time: TBC

Location: St Paul’s Cathedral, London

A service of thanksgiving will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign. Little information is available at present, but it is understood the service will not be open to the public.

Tickets: Closed to the public.

Jubilee Concert at Windsor Castle

Date: June 3

Time: TBC

Location: St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Take the chance to enjoy musical entertainment at Windsor Castle’s famed St George’s Chapel.

The concert will featre ‘special performances’ with the benefit of ‘amazing chapel acoustics’ and will be hosted by BBC Radio Three’s Petroc Trelawney.

Tickets: Tickets and further details for the Concert will be available in due course.

Platinum Party at the Palace

Date: June 4

Time: TBC

Location: Buckingham Palace

A special concert will take place in front of the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

MailOnline reported last year that Sir Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder were being lined up to perform at the concert, set to be the ‘biggest celebration’ of the year in the UK.

It is hoped to be similar to the Diamond Jubilee concert organised by Gary Barlow in 2012, which saw the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, as well as Kylie Minogue, Madness, and Annie Lennox take to the stage.

A ballot for tickets has now closed, but up to 10,000 people will attend and the show will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Tickets: Ballot closed

TV: BBC One and BBC iPlayer

‘God Save the Queen’ projected onto the facade of Buckingham Palace at the end of the ‘Party at the Palace’ concert held in the palace grounds to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee in 2002
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‘God Save the Queen’ projected onto the facade of Buckingham Palace at the end of the ‘Party at the Palace’ concert held in the palace grounds to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee in 2002

Epsom Derby

Date: June 4

Location: Epsom Downs Racecourse

Time: 4.30pm

Tickets: From £30 on the Jockey Club website.

TV: ITV

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ‘Proms in the Park’ concert

Date: June 4

Time: 1pm

Location: Wherstead Park, Ipswich

A ‘Best of British’ Proms concert will feature Christina Johnson and a live music ensemble.

Rousing classics such as Land of Hope and Glory, Abide with Me, Nimrod, God Save the Queen, Jerusalem, You’ll Never Walk Alone will be played along with hits from the West End.

Tickets: From £5 on the Wherstead Park website.

Jubilee Picnic in the Park

Date: June 4

Time: All day

Location: The Long Walk, Windsor

Windsor’s iconic Long Walk will host a huge picnic event with a ‘carnival atmosphere’ featuring ‘cars, music and sport from across the decades of Her Majesty’s reign’.

The Platinum Party at the Palace will also be shown on giant screens for all to enjoy with their food.

Tickets: Free entry

Windsor’s iconic Long Walk will host a huge picnic event with a ‘carnival atmosphere’ featuring ‘cars, music and sport from across the decades of Her Majesty’s reign’
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Windsor’s iconic Long Walk will host a huge picnic event with a ‘carnival atmosphere’ featuring ‘cars, music and sport from across the decades of Her Majesty’s reign’

Picnic in the Park afternoon tea at Sandringham

Date: June 4 and June 5

Time: 12pm-5pm

Location: Sandringham Estate, Norfolk

Where better to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than at her much loved country retreat at Sandringham?

Visitors can enjoy a ‘delicately packaged’ afternoon tea in a ‘commemorative Platinum Jubilee design’ in the estate’s Parkland.

Tickets: From £35 on the Sandringham Estate website.

Windsor Big Lunch

Date: June 5

Time: All day

Location: The Long Walk, Windsor

The day after its Picnic in the Park event, Windsor will host its annual Big Lunch.

Friends and families will again be encouraged to bring picnics and union jack flags, while giant screens will show the Platinum Pageant.

Tickets: Arrangements are currently being put in place for a facility to reserve tables free of charge via a ticketing system, with details available soon.

Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Date: June 5

Time: TBC

Location: Buckingham Palace

The Pageant will combine street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume to celebrate the Queen’s ‘love of the natural world and dedication to the Commonwealth’.

A procession will take place along The Mall, emulating a moving river, while vintage cars and motorbikes will also feature.

The event is split into four parts, the first of which will contain more than 2,000 military personnel, followed by vintage clothes and classic cars, an artistic element and then a ‘surprise package’.

Tickets: Open to the public, no booking required.

A concept image of marching bands who will make up part of the Jubilee celebration. The marching bands, a giant dragon puppet and circus acts will form part of a spectacular pageant
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A concept image of marching bands who will make up part of the Jubilee celebration. The marching bands, a giant dragon puppet and circus acts will form part of a spectacular pageant

Bodmin to Penzance classic car run

Date: June 5

Time: TBC

Location: Bodmin

Seventy cars from 70 years will travel 70 miles through Cornwall from Bodmin to Penzance to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

Organised by the Rotary Club of Bodmin, the event’s oldest vehicle will be a 1952 MG TD.

Tickets: £25 entry

Portsmouth Platinum Jubilee 70k Ultra Challenge

Date: June 5

Time: 8.40am-5pm

Location: Ferry Road, Portsmouth

The ultra challenge will see competitors given the choice between running the full 70k, or spreading the distance across a kayak, run and cycle.

There will be medals for all who complete the event, while there is the option to run a shorter distance if desired.

Tickets: Open to the public

RAF Cosford Airshow

Date: June 12

Time: Gates open at 8am

Location: RAF Cosford, Shropshire

The RAF Cosford Airshow will tell the 70-year-old story of aviation and its links to royalty through themed displays, while visitors can also enjoy a hands-on experience through immersive story-telling.

Air Show Chairman, Wing Commander Kenny Wickens, said earlier this year: ‘We are delighted to announce the return of the RAF Cosford Air Show after two difficult years.

‘A huge amount of work has been done in the early stages of planning this event to ensure we can provide a safe and enjoyable show for all of our visitors and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to RAF Cosford for a day of celebration and entertainment.’

Tickets: Adults from £34, under 16s go free. Available to buy on the Cosford Airshow website.

RAF Falcons display RAF Cosford Air Show in 2019, when at least 55,000 people attended the event

RAF Falcons display RAF Cosford Air Show in 2019, when at least 55,000 people attended the event

Red Hot Chilli Peppers at the Platinum Jubilee Youth Spectacular

Date: June 18 and 19

Time:

Location: St Ninians, Fife, Scotland

TV presenter Stephen Mulhern will host an event at the newly constructed arena that will feature a motorcycle display along with Scouts, Guides and Highland dancing.

It will culminate with an after event performance from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Tickets: Open to the public, but advance booking required.

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