Brian May hints at appearance for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Brian May has hinted he could appear as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June to commemorate Britain’s longest-serving monarch.

The 74-year-old guitarist for rock band Queen previously took to the roof of Buckingham Palace during the 2002 Golden Jubilee celebrations to perform a guitar solo of the national anthem at a pop concert in the palace grounds.

Singer George Ezra was the first act to be unveiled for this year’s Platinum Party At The Palace on June 4, celebrating the monarch’s 70th anniversary of service.


Brian May performed on the roof of Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee (Sean Dempsey/PA)

While on BBC Radio 2 on Friday morning, presenter Gary Davies asked the guitarist if we’d see him head upstairs again for the celebration.

May replied: “I don’t think I’m allowed to tell you that, but I think something could happen.

“There’s talk of something happening. what can i tell you

“Maybe we’re there, Gary, maybe we’re actually there. Of course it’s hard to follow when you’re on the roof of Buckingham Palace, but you never know it’s possible.”

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will focus on a festive four-day bank holiday weekend in June.

The royal extravaganza celebration includes a live pop concert at Buckingham Palace, a carnival procession through the streets of London, jubilee lunches and bonfire lighting around the world.

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On Saturday night, the BBC Platinum Party At The Palace concert promises to showcase some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars.


George Ezra has been announced as part of the star-studded line-up for the Platinum Party At The Palace (Matt Crossick/PA)

The pop concert will have three stages, 3D projections over the face of the palace and a personal audience of 10,000.

Capital Breakfast host Roman Kemp previously announced that “rock royalty” would be in attendance, as well as “your favorite movie stars, TV stars, any musician you could wish for”.

Kemp and BBC Radio presenter Clara Amfo will also attend the event.

The Queen celebrated the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on February 6, 2022. She is the first British monarch to reach this milestone.

In 2002, as part of the Queen’s 50th birthday event, Sir Paul McCartney led the all-star cast with the Beatles classic Hey Jude and Dame Edna Everage roared “The Jubilee Girl is here, Opossums”.

In 2012, Gary Barlow organized celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary, with performances by Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Sir Paul McCartney and Ed Sheeran. Brian May hints at appearance for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

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