King Charles III's Coronation Concert Highlights: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Paloma Faith & More
On May 7, 2023, the coronation concert to celebrate King Charles III's coronation was held at Windsor Castle.
A line-up of performers was Take That, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, Andrea Bocelli and Sir Bryn Terfel, Alexis Ffrench, Lang Lang & Nicole Scherzinger, Bette Midler, Tiwa Savage, Steve Winwood, Pete Tong, and The Coronation Choir.
Unfortunately, Freya Ridings pull out from the concert due to illness. Zak Abel appeared on to replace her.
Festivities began at 8pm and lasted until just after 10pm, and were staged the East Lawn of the castle's grounds, marking the first time an event like this has taken place on the property. Those not at Windsor Castle were able to watch the concert live on BBC One.
The stage resembled the union jack with catwalks jutting out from the centre creating multiple levels for the 70-piece orchestra and band.
- Take That said, “This will be our first live show since the Odyssey Tour, four years ago in 2019, and what a stage to come back on. A huge live band and orchestra, a choir, military drummers, the backdrop of Windsor Castle and the celebration of a new King.”
Lionel Richie said, “To share the stage with the other performers at The Coronation Concert is a once-in-a-lifetime event and it will be an honor and a celebration.”
Katy Perry said, “I am excited to be performing at the Coronation Concert, and helping to shine a further light on the British Asian Trust's Children's Protection Fund, whose work includes on-ground initiatives to fundraising, with the aim to find solutions to child trafficking.”
- source : BBC