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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 events: timings and route map for the pageant today

Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 events: timings and route map for the pageant today

The pageant will begin at 2.30pm at the Horse Guards Parade, along Whitehall to Admiralty Arch, down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, before returning via Birdcage walk. 

The procession is set to take two and half hours, concluding at around 5pm.

How to watch the pageant

The pageant is free and open to the public, meaning those hoping to catch a glimpse can head to one of the viewing areas on route.

There will also be large TV screens at Whitehall and The Mall, as well as St James’ Park to follow the events.

Events in July

Three special displays marking significant occasions in the Queen’s reign – the Accession, the Coronation and Jubilees – will be staged at the official royal residences from July 2022.

This is set to include a range of portraits as well as the jewellery and outfits worn for each occasion, housed at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

How Britain has celebrated the Platinum Jubilee so far


The Royal Windsor Horse Show started the unofficial Jubilee celebrations. Held from May 12-15, the equestrian world gathered for the UK’s largest outdoor horse show featuring show jumping, carriage driving and endurance events. 

In the evening, in the same arena, a Jubilee pageant involving 500 horses and 1,300 performers took place, in a 90-minute piece of arena theatre that included actors, artists, musicians, international military displays, dancers and global equestrian displays. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, 18, drove the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage during the festivities, paying tribute to the Queen and Duke’s unrivalled contribution to the equestrian world.

The event, called A Gallop Through History, raised money for charities including those supporting the NHS and key workers.

The show was carried out in front of a live audience of 4,000 but, on the final day (May 15), it was broadcast live on ITV with Tom Cruise and Alan Titchmarsh joining forces to host, with Dame Helen Mirren appearing as Elizabeth I.


Thursday, June 2

The Queen took a salute from the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour this year. More than 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday. They proceeded down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, joined by members of the Royal family on horseback and in carriages.

The event ended with an RAF flypast, watched by members of the Royal Family on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Joining the Queen were Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall; the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Princess Anne was also on the balcony, along with Prince Edward, Sophie Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. Also in attendance on the balcony were Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

The UK’s long-running tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, weddings and coronations with the lighting of beacons also took place later in the day.

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Plenty of pomp and pageantry planned for historic event – National |

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: Plenty of pomp and pageantry planned for historic event - National |

The Royal Family is gearing up for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee to mark 70 years since her ascension to the throne.

The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate 70 years of service and will be honoured for the work she’s done for the people of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the Realms.

Celebrations have been ongoing for the past year, but it culminates later this week with a four-day holiday in the U.K. that promises to be full of pomp and pageantry.

The free flower festival, Chelsea in Bloom, launches on May 23, 2022 in London, England. The streets around Sloane Square are full of tributes as businesses participate with ‘British Icons’ as their 2022 theme. The festival coincides with The Chelsea Flower Show and is inspired by the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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The major events

Trooping the Colour: The Queen’s annual birthday parade will kick off the festivities on June 2, when more than 1,200 officers and soldiers, the 1st Battalion and the Irish Guards will put on a display of military pageantry. They will be joined by hundreds of army musicians and approximately 240 horses.

It’s an annual birthday tradition that has been used to celebrate the birthday of the British sovereign for more than 260 years.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, right, with Prince William holding Prince George, centre, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, left, on the balcony during the Trooping The Colour parade at Buckingham Palace, in London, Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, right, with Prince William holding Prince George, centre, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte, left, on the balcony during the Trooping The Colour parade at Buckingham Palace, in London, Saturday, June 11, 2016.

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It will be one of the busiest events in London — tickets are already sold out — but officials say there will be an opportunity for people to view the parade as it travels from Buckingham Palace to the parade ground. There will also be large screens erected in St. James’ Park for Londoners to watch and the festivities will be shown live on TV.

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Once the parade has ended and the procession has returned to the palace, the Royal Family will make a balcony appearance, as they do every year.

Only working royals have been invited to stand on the balcony this year, leaving out Harry and Markle. The Queen’s embattled son Prince Andrew has also been left off the invite list after being stripped of his royal title and patronages earlier this year.

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Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The U.K. will uphold the long-standing tradition of lighting beacons to celebrate the jubilee.

The beacon chain, once used as a tool for communication, is now used for royal jubilees, weddings and coronations, as a sign of unity across towns and borders in the U.K.

In 1977, 2002 and 2012, beacons commemorated the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees of the Queen, and in 2016 her 90th birthday. More than 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and U.K. overseas territories.

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A Diamond Jubilee Beacon is lit in this file photo.

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A principal beacon, called The Tree of Trees, will be lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on the evening of June 2.

There are three kinds of beacon events:

  • Community Beacons — thousands of beacons will be lit by communities, charities and different groups throughout the regions of the U.K., Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.
  • Commonwealth Beacons — beacons will be lit in all capital cities of the Commonwealth – 54 in total.
  • Principal Beacon — to be lit on June 2 in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Service of Thanksgiving: On June 3, Great Paul, the largest church bell in the country, will ring during a service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign, to be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

The bell was made in 1882 but fell silent in the 1970s due to a broken mechanism. It was fixed in 2021 and has been rung eight times since, but this is the first time it will ring for a royal occasion since its restoration.

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People magazine reports that the service might be the first glimpse we see of Prince Harry and his wife, although it’s expected the couple’s children, Archie and Lilibet, won’t attend due to their young age.

The Derby at Epsom Downs: On June 4, members of the Royal Family will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.

The Queen is known to love a good horse race, and it’s been noted that she often appears happiest when watching and interacting with thoroughbreds. However, there have been some reports that the Queen might not make this year’s race, opting to “pace herself” over the course of the weekend, and will use the afternoon to meet her granddaughter, Lilibet, instead.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend Derby Day during the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse on June 4, 2016 in Epsom, England.

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Regardless, the Derby website promises lots of fun and a carnival-like atmosphere for this year’s event. We’re sure to see the very best of British horse-racing fashion come out of this event, too, so get your fascinators and top hats ready.

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Platinum Party at the Palace: On June 4, royal watchers will also be treated to a concert that will feature some big names from the music scene.

The party, sponsored by the BBC, will feature three stages with performances from Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli and many more.

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Diana Ross will close the two-and-half-hour show with her first live performance in the U.K. in 15 years.

Stars from the stage and sporting worlds, including Sir David Attenborough, David Beckham, Stephen Fry, Dame Julie Andrews and The Royal Ballet, will make appearances and there will be a specially recorded performance from Sir Elton John.

The Big Jubilee Lunch: According to the Palace, more than 60,000 people in the U.K. have registered to host Big Jubilee lunches on Sunday, June 5, which will feature events ranging from world record attempts for the longest street party to small, backyard barbecues and plenty of events in between.

A file photo shows residents of Murrayfield Drive in Edinburgh, sitting down to a Jubilee street party.

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The festivities aren’t just limited to the Brits, however. Worldwide, more than 600 international Big Jubilee lunches have also been organized, including a number in Canada.

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The Platinum Jubilee Pageant: The weekend’s festivities will be capped with a final pageant that the palace promises will feature some of the biggest names in celebrity, as well as the inclusion of more than 6,000 volunteers, essential workers and 2,500 members of the general public.

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Although the Queen won’t personally lead the parade in the Gold State Carriage, the pageant serves as an opportunity to pay tribute to her and will bring to life iconic moments from her 70-year reign. The three-kilometre parade route from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace will start with the chiming of the bells at the church before 10,000 parade participants act out of the story of the Queen’s reign as they travel the route.

Queen Elizabeth (R) and Prince Philip ride in the Golden State Carriage at the head of a parade from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral celebrating the Queen’s Golden Jubilee June 4, 2002 in this file photo.

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According to several news sources, tributes to the Queen and Philip will include a Bollywood-inspired reimagining of their wedding day in 1947, including a six-metre-tall wedding cake and performances by 250 Bollywood dancers.

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The pageant will culminate directly outside Buckingham Palace with a show from pop superstar Ed Sheeran, who will perform his love song Perfect at the pageant as a tribute to the Queen and her late husband.

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Events To Mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Bernews

Events To Mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - Bernews

The Cabinet Office today outlined the events taking place next month to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A Government spokesperson said, “In the UK, The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend takes place from June 2 – 5, and throughout the Commonwealth and the Overseas Territories there are number of events planned.

The local events are as follows:

  • “On June 2, Her Excellency the Governor, Rena Lalgie, and her husband, Mr. Jacob Hawkins, will host the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Reception at Government House;
  • “On June 3, Her Excellency the Governor, Rena Lalgie, and the Premier, the Hon. David Burt, will plant two trees to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee;
  • “On June 4, the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade will take place along Front Street and will feature marching units from the RBR, the RBR Band & Corps of Drums, the Bermuda Police Service the RBR Junior Leaders and the Bermuda Sea Cadet Corps. Her Excellency the Governor will also present representatives of the uniformed services with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal;
  • “On June 5, a Service of Thanksgiving will be held at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Hamilton; and
  • “On June 12, St. Peter’s Church, St. George’s will host a Service to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the Tenth Anniversary of the Intituling of St Peter’s Church as “Their Majesties Chappell”.”

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Langley flight museum pays tribute to Queen’s platinum jubilee – Aldergrove Star

Langley flight museum pays tribute to Queen’s platinum jubilee - Aldergrove Star

As members of the Royal Family tour Canada this week, news of a queen-inspired gift arrives in Langley.

As this year marks the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the federal government announced $2.14 million funding for community events and projects across the country – including an upcoming Canada Day celebration in Langley.

The Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley received $4,100 to host a family-oriented commemoration on July 1, one of many grants announced by Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez.

“For more than 70 years, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been a model of dedication and a privileged witness to the growth of and accomplishments of Canadians, and to the values that unite us,” Rodriguez said.

“That’s why I’m pleased to announce the funded projects that will allow Canadians across the country to learn more about our sovereign, celebrate this historic anniversary and reflect on the meaning of public service in today’s society.”

The federal government launched the tribute on Feb. 6, and will host numerous events including the Royal Tour, a national illumination initiative, exhibits, commemorative gardens, educational resources, and a commemorative stamp and coins.

There will be a total of 360 community events and three major national projects.

Funds for the flight museum will be utilized towards a display connecting the Crown to aviation in Canada, and how Queen Elizabeth has connected with Canadians, according to the museum website.

The theme of the Canada Day festivities and display will explore each of Queen’s visits to Canada, and the specific use of aircraft to complete each tour.

Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall kicked off the three-day royal tour Monday in St. John’s and are travelling to Canada’s Capital Region today (Wednesday, May 18), followed by Yellowknife and the Northwest Territories on Thursday.

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Andy Murray to compete at Queen’s Club and Surbiton events alongside fellow Brits

Andy Murray to compete at Queen's Club and Surbiton events alongside fellow Brits

Andy Murray, Cameron Norrie, Dan Evans, Jack Draper, Joe Salisbury, Neal Skupski, Jamie Murray, Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid are among the British stars to have confirmed their entries for the LTA’s upcoming Surbiton and Queen’s Club events.

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Andy Murray has enjoyed great success at Queen's Club

Andy Murray has enjoyed great success at Queen’s Club

Andy Murray has been confirmed as part of a strong British field set to compete in the upcoming Queen’s Club and Surbiton Trophy grass court events. 

The three-time major champion and former men’s world No 1 returns as a wildcard to Queen’s Club on June 13, where he has previously won six ATP Tour titles, as well as featuring in the ATP Challenger event at the Surbiton Trophy from May 29.

“I’m really looking forward to playing at Surbiton and Queen’s this year – two great events,” said Murray. “It’s always special playing on the grass in front of a home crowd.”

British men’s No 1 Cameron Norrie will look to continue his impressive year, which includes a win at the Indian Wells Masters in October, by attempting to go one better at Queen’s Club after reaching the final last time out.

Cameron Norrie beat John Isner to reach the third round in Madrid

Cameron Norrie beat John Isner to reach the third round in Madrid

Dan Evans competes on the back of reaching the quarter-finals at Queen’s last year, while young Jack Draper has been awarded a wildcard for the cinch Championships after reaching the last eight in 2021.

Draper impressed over the first half of the 2022 campaign with four tournament wins on the ATP Challenger Tour as he closes in on the top 100.

Two-time major champion Joe Salisbury, Miami Masters winner Neal Skupski and seven-time major champion Jamie Murray will also represent Britain on the doubles court.

Jack Draper put up a valiant effort against Andrey Rublev at the Madrid Open

Jack Draper put up a valiant effort against Andrey Rublev at the Madrid Open

Wheelchair star Alfie Hewett, who won in both the Australian Open singles and doubles in January, will meanwhile compete alongside Gordon Reid.

“To see so many of our British players thriving at the top of the game highlights the progress our sport has made in recent years, and it will be fantastic to see so many of them taking to the grass courts for the LTA’s summer events,” said Leon Smith, Head of Men’s Tennis at the LTA and Davis Cup captain.

“In a year that has seen Cam Norrie break into the top ten of the ATP rankings, Dan Evans and Andy Murray serve up some great performances, Joe Salisbury rise to No.1 spot in the doubles rankings, Neal Skupski win his first ATP 1000 event and Jack Draper continues to make such great progress, there is so much to look forward to this summer in our grass courts events leading into Wimbledon.”

Among those also competing at the cinch Championships are 2022 Miami Open and Madrid Open champion Carlos Alcaraz, defending Queen’s Club champion Matteo Berrettini, 2021 Wimbledon semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov, 2022 Indian Wells winner Taylor Fritz, three-time Gland Slam champion Stan Wawrinka and Casper Ruud.

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UK preparing for Queen’s platinum jubilee with thousands of events

The UK is preparing to celebrate the platinum jubilee weekend in style, with 1,458 public events and 1,775 street parties or private events officially registered to take place from 2 to 5 June.

The celebrations are spread out across the country, with 240 in and around London, 208 around Manchester, 133 near Birmingham, 98 in Scotland – including four in the Orkneys and one on the Isle of Lewis – 21 in Northern Ireland and two in Guernsey.

But the royal family’s platinum jubilee website is calling for more people to get involved. “There are lots of ways you can take part in the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations, whether you are a local authority, school, business, community group, or want to get involved yourself,” said a spokesperson for the site, which is offering a Toolkit To Plan Your Jubilee. It includes free photographs of the queen, children’s games, recipes and a free to download platinum playlist that includes Ed Sheeran, the Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue and Elton John.

“The special extended bank holiday weekend will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone,” they added.

The country will spend a total of £823m celebrating the bank holiday weekend, spending an average of £83 each on food, drink and union flag-inspired decorations, according to That is almost three-quarters more than the £480m that 34% of Britons said they planned to spend celebrating the royal wedding in 2018.

Waitrose has reported sales of Pimm’s are up by more than 260% on last year, while searches for Jubilee are up 176% on their website in the past two weeks. Searches for platinum jubilee food and drink are up 114% and garden party recipe up 59%.

John Lewis has similarly reported that searches for Jubilee on its website are up 55% week on week. While in a sign that street parties are already being organised, it said searches for outdoor chairs increased 33% compared with last month, with searches for bunting up 31%.

A street party to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 at Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire.
A street party to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 at Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

B&Q said it had sold 100,000 metres of bunting, while Sainsbury’s reported sales of union jack cake stands are up by 2,783% week on week.

The traditionally ironic English sense of humour is on show among the memorabilia available to mark the historic royal event: Mattel has launched a limited-edition Barbie doll inspired by the Queen, several gnomes shaped like the Queen have gone on sale on eBay, as well as mini-sculptures of the Queen inside a snow globe that plays the national anthem – and corgi-shaped salt shakers. Amazon and Etsy are stocking solar-powered bobble heads shaped like the Queen and even a “Pin the Diamond on the Crown” game.

In contrast, the public and private celebrations are largely steeped in tradition – albeit with a few unusual outliers: the South Bank in London will be holding an event to teach children to write punk songs and throwing an LGBTQI+ club night for insurgents with a “seditionary crew of abolitionists, unpardonables and ne’er-do-wells”.

In Bristol, a hippy singer-songwriter called I-Sha-Vii on a self-proclaimed mission to make the people around her happier, will perform.

Mainly, however, the festivities follow more time-honoured patterns: there will be a Make, Bake and Decorate a British Treat Box Fit for a Queen event in Manchester. Locals in Thornhill will cook pizza together. Bedale Community Library is throwing a tea party, while there will be a Picnic at the Pub in Shrewsbury.

There will be a wildflower display and free flower arranging in Beddington, a child’s funfair in West Sussex, readings of royal fairytales by author Sally Pomme Clayton based on her recent book The King with Dirty Feet. In Stoke Poges, there is set to be a Best of British Disco Karaoke.

There will be fireworks as national charities and councils light the UK’s 1,500-plus community and commonwealth beacons – a long-held tradition of celebrating royal jubilees, weddings and coronations stretching from across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.

The ceremony of lighting the beacons will begin at 9pm on Thursday 2 June when the principal beacon, involving The Tree of Trees – a 21-metre high “tree” constructed of 350 smaller trees) – is lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Members of Girlguiding will light a further 70 beacons up and down the country, while former servicemen and women from Walking with the Wounded have said their lights will shine on top of the highest peaks of each of the four nations in the UK.

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Royal family members to visit events across UK to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Royal family members to visit events across UK to mark Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Royal family members to visit events across UK to mark Queens Platinum Jubilee
Royal family members to visit events across UK to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Kate Middleton and Prince William are to lead celebrations for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee across the UK, according to the Buckingham Palace.

Other senior members of the royal family will also visit events across the UK over the Jubilee weekend.

William and Kate are among the senior royals who will tour the UK as the Queen marks 70 years on the British throne.

According to the palace, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Wales, the Earl and Countess of Wessex will visit Northern Ireland and the Princess Royal will visit Scotland.

They are due to carry out special engagements during their respective visits, however, details of their engagements will be confirmed at a later date.

The main celebrations will begin on Thursday, June 2, with the traditional parade Trooping the Colour.

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Council announces Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events | West Bridgford Wire

Council announces Queen's Platinum Jubilee events | West Bridgford Wire

Gedling Borough Council has confirmed it will be joining the nation in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s historic 70 year reign, by hosting a weekend of events in Gedling as part of the four day UK bank holiday from June 2-5.

The celebrations will include a beacon lighting, public events and community activities.

Gedling Country Park will be hosting a Beacon Lighting event, sponsored by Frank Key, on the evening of Thursday 2 June, coinciding with other beacons being lit across the UK and Commonwealth.

There will be entertainment from the Carlton Brass Band, performing outside Café 1899 from 8pm, followed by the beacon being lit at 9.15pm.

The park will also be taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy by hosting a community tree planting event, sponsored by Keepmoat Homes, on Friday 3 June at the park’s newly named, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Memorial Woodland.

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30 small trees will be planted by local schoolchildren and Café 1899 will be serving a Jubilee themed menu and there will be craft activities by the Gedling Play Forum.

The Queen’s Jubilee Fair will take place at Arnot Hill Park in Arnold on Saturday 4 June from 11am to 5pm. The fair will have performances from local choirs, schools and artists.

There will also be activities and workshops around the park for all ages, as well as host of charity and information stalls and multicultural food and drink on sale.

The council is welcoming local charities and community groups to have a stand at The Queen’s Jubilee Fair to raise funds or promote their services.

The council is also encouraging applications from food traders to attend the event. If traders are interested in attending the event as a food trader or charity/community group, they should email for details

To finish off the Bank Holiday celebrations, King George V Recreation Ground will be hosting a Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5 June from 12 – 4pm. People attending the event can bring their own picnic or alternatively come for a cream tea or ice cream and join Gedling Play Forum in celebrating ’70 Years of Play’. There also plans to rename the reflective garden within the park to commemorate the Queen’s 70 year reign.

Details of the events taking place over the weekend are available at and Gedling Borough Council’s Facebook page.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke MBE said:

“We are very pleased to announce the details of our plans to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“This will be the first time we have been able to arrange larger events since the pandemic and we look forward to welcoming residents to the events being held across the borough.

“We are very proud of our monarch and the tireless work she has done for this country for the last 70 years and we look forward to celebrating this historic milestone with the people of Gedling.

Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor Michael Payne said:

“This will be a fantastic weekend with some great events taking place across our borough. We will be supporting some of the national events including the lighting of the beacon and planting trees as part of the Queen’s Jubilee Green Canopy.

“We will also be hosting a fair that will promote the great work that our local charities and community groups do as well as providing great family entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

“We will never see this kind of celebration again in our lifetimes and we are honoured to be part of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.”

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Tickets on sale today for Ricochet at Heartland Events Center April 30

Tickets on sale today for Ricochet at Heartland Events Center April 30

Country group Ricochet, known for hits like “What Do I Know” and “Daddy’ Money,” will be taking the stage at the Heartland Events Center on Saturday, April 30.

Special guests include Tate Stevens and the Queens of Country. Show time is 7 p.m.; doors open at 6.

Reserved seat tickets are $20 (plus fees) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 17, through the HEC box office or online at

In 1996 the members of country super group Ricochet watched their debut single, “What Do I Know,” rise to the Top 5 earning the band the honor of the highest charting debut single of the year. Their follow-up release, “Daddy’s Money,” became an immediate across the board hit, rising to number 1 on the radio and records country singles chart.

The band’s distinctive musical style and intricate harmonies earned them the recognition as one of the most popular vocal groups in country music, a mantle they will wear today. “The Hardest Working Band in Country Music” is still going strong.

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Stevens is an American country music artist who won the second season of the “X-Factor,” winning a $5 million recording deal. After touring with a band for several years immediately after high school, Stevens returned to Raymore, Missouri, to settle down and raise his young family.

He joined a local band in 2005 and formed his own band in 2008, releasing an independent album and touring on weekends and holidays. In early 2012, he auditioned for “The X Factor,” progressing through the various stages of the competition, until winning on Dec. 20, 2012. He released his debut album in 2013.

Queens of Country hail from Kansas City, Missouri, and sing hit songs from the likes of Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Patsy Cline and others. Queens of Country take the audience on a musical trip through 50 years of favorite female artists.

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