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What time is the coronation concert and how long is it?

Take That, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry will be performing at the event

Written by
Megan Geall

Phwoar. What an event the King’s coronation turned out to be. We had two royal processions, the secret sacred anointing, the sight of all sorts of politicians and world leaders rubbing shoulders in one room, plus loads of fantastic music composed especially for the event. Quite the blast.

If you were watching the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, then you may well have spotted the likes of Katy Perry and Lionel Richie in the crowd. Puzzling, right? But there’s a good reason why they were there: today (Sunday, May 7) they will be serenading our new monarch at a coronation concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The line-up is looking pretty fun, with Paddington star Hugh Bonneville hosting and Take That also performing. For those unable to attend the concert in person, don’t worry: just like the religious service, you will be able to watch it on BBC One and iPlayer. And if you want to be in the middle of the action you could always head to St James’s Park in London to watch the gig on the big screen.

Need to know exactly how to plan your day? We’ve got all the vital deets about the coronation concert right here.

When and what time is King Charles’s coronation concert?

The gig is set to start at 8pm on Sunday, May 7.

What time does TV coverage start of the coronation concert?

The coronation concert will be broadcast live from Windsor Castle on the BBC from 8pm.

How long will the event at Windsor Castle last?

The concert is expected to last approximately two to three hours and will be filled with music, dance and spoken-word performances. 

At the centre of the concert, a celebration called ‘Lighting up the Nation’ will take place and iconic locations across the country will be lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations. 

Who is playing at the concert?

A whole host of famous faces and international stars have been announced in the line-up for Chazza’s celebratory concert. 

Take That will be taking to the stage (minus Robbie Williams and one of the other blokes), as well as Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Italian Opera icon Andrea Bocelli.

Aside from the headliners, we can also expect a performance from a classical orchestra as well as an exclusive appearance from a newly assembled Coronation Choir, made up of different groups of singers from across the UK. 

ICYMI: How to watch King Charles’s coronation on TV and online in the UK.

Plus: What’s the story behind King Charles’s historic coronation chair?

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