The National Lottery is set to host a huge party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June and is giving away 10,000 FREE tickets. Here’s everything you need to know about the event
The event will be a celebration of her Majesty ‘s time on the throne and will look at the places and faces that have defined her rule.
The Lottery is set to play a big part in the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee. At the time of writing, £22 million has been allocated to spend on community celebrations for her 70-year reign.
That fund will contribute to parties up and down the UK and has also been made available for causes across communities, arts, sports and environmental initiatives to apply to get cash to help them celebrate the milestone.
Nigel Railton, CEO of National Lottery operator Camelot, said: “The National Lottery is incredibly proud to be hosting the UK’s biggest street party for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Manchester. It is going to be a superb evening that everyone will be able to see and enjoy on ITV soon after.
“The National Lottery will be celebrating the incredible role our Monarch has played in bringing communities together, something very close to the hearts of everyone involved with the National Lottery and something players have helped make possible for more than 27 years.”
Who’s performing at the National Lottery Queen’s Jubilee Street Party?
The star-studded lineup will include the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Becky Hill, Steps, Tom Grennan, House Gospel Choir, Calum Scott, Nathan Dawe and Ella Henderson.
More acts are expected to be announced closer to the time so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any updates from the National Lottery.
The event promises to be a celebration of a historic time, marked with great entertainment and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
When is the National Lottery Queen’s Jubilee Street Party?
The National Lottery Jubilee Street Party is due to take place on May 12, three weeks before the Queen’s official Platinum Jubilee celebrations start.
The special bank holiday weekend will be four days long starting on Thursday June 2. It’ll include public events and community activities including a birthday parade, the lighting of the Platinum Jubilee beacons, parties and the Derby at Epsom Downs.
Where is the National Lottery Queen’s Jubilee Street Party?
The National Lottery Queen Jubilee Street Party is due to be held at Manchester’s AO Arena.
The floor of the venue is expected to be turned into a huge street party space with lights, tables and bunting, the perfect place from which to enjoy the show.
Who is hosting the National Lottery Queen’s Jubilee Street Party?
The event will be hosted by comedian Jason Manford and singer Fleur East
Jason said: “I’m delighted to be hosting The National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party at Manchester’s AO Arena in honour of the Queen. It’ll be a huge celebration of our monarch’s extraordinary reign and a night of fantastic entertainment.
“The audience is in for a real treat.”
The excitement was backed up by Fleur, who said: “The National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street Party is going be the perfect way to kick start the Jubilee celebrations and we’re looking forward to keeping you company for the night, so get your family and friends involved for what will be a wonderful evening.
“With such an excellent star-studded line-up and some special audience guests too, it is going to be such an exciting evening of celebrations.”
How can you get tickets to the National Lottery Queen Jubilee Street Party?
National Lottery players will be able to get four free tickets on a first come, first served basis via this link . Tickets will come with a £2 booking fee.
The 10,000 free tickets are part of the Lottery’s £22 million spend on the festivities, with another 1,000 tickets set aside for National Lottery-funded charities and north-western community groups.
If you are unable to get hold of a ticket then don’t worry because the event is also due to be shown on ITV and the ITV Hub at a later date.