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Dame Shirley Bassey to play at Jubilee gig

ROYAL: Dame Shirley Bassey will perform at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert in June

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY is among the top names to perform at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert this summer, it has been confirmed.

The event, which is scheduled for June, will feature performances from stars including, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John and newcomer, Ed Sheeran.

The concert is a collaboration between the BBC and Take That star, Gary Barlow, and will take place near The Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace.

"The Diamond Jubilee concert will celebrate the 60 years of The Queen's reign with an amazing line-up of world-class artists coming together to play at one of the biggest and most exciting live music shows in recent years," Barlow said.

Alfie Boe, Jools Holland, Jessie J, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie Lennox, Madness and Cliff Richard have also been announced as part of the line-up with more names to be released nearer the time.

A national ballot, which can be applied for online, will distribute free tickets to 10,000 people and the concert will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC One HD and on BBC Radio 2.

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