It is set to be a spectacular celebration with music from across the Commonwealth and a star-studded line-up which has just seen another star added to the mix. Zoe Ball has signed up to host the BBC’s Queen’s Birthday Concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 21st April.
Her Majesty The Queen and many members of The Royal Family will attend the event in London which will see the likes of Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones and Craig David perform.
The concert, in honour of Her Majesty’s 92nd birthday, will see songs from across the decades performed including songs from musicals including Oklahoma and My Fair Lady performed by Call the Midwife actress Helen George and Holby City actor Tom Chambers.
Zoe Ball, Strictly: It Takes Two presenter, said she is “ridiculously excited” to be presenting what “surely must be the best birthday party ever.” She added, “We’ll make sure Her Majesty has a fantastic 92nd birthday and enjoys this ultimate celebration of music in her honour.”
Zoe Ball is a television presenter and radio personality best known as the first female presenter of the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show. She became famous among the younger generation for her presenting duties on BBC Saturday morning show, Live and Kicking. More recently Zoe Ball replaced Claudia Winkleman as host of the popular BBC 2 show, Strictly: It Takes Two, sister show of Strictly Come Dancing.
Other performers at The Queen’s Birthday Concert include Sting, Shaggy, Shawn Mendes, Anne-Marie and Jamie Cullum. Recently the line-up increased with the addition of Laura Mvula, Alfie Boe and Donel Mangena.
Performers from across the Commonwealth will also be present at the concert with their music from across the decades. The George Formby Society will kick things off by ‘capturing the sound of the 1930s with a ukelele ensemble number.’
The Queen’s Concert will come at the culmination of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which kicks off in London on Monday, April 16th.
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