A Northumberland screening of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee concert will take place in Bowburn Park, the picnic area between Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden, where the concert will be broadcast live on a giant TV screen from 6pm on Monday, June 4.
The concert is taking place in London at the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, and will be screened at various venues across the UK.
It will star some of the best known names in music including legendary singer Shirley Bassey, multi-talented Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Sir Elton John, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie Lennox, Madness, Sir Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Cliff Richard, and Motown superstar Stevie Wonder.
After the concert the Queen will light the National Beacon at Buckingham Palace and this will be shown live on the giant TV screen.
To mark the end of the celebrations on Bowburn, the Duchess of Northumberland will light the Jubilee Beacon, which is situated high on one of the turrets of Alnwick Castle overlooking Bowburn Park.
The Diamond Jubilee Concert celebration is part of a wider programme of festivities being held over the Jubilee weekend at both The Garden and Castle.
Family entertainment will be the theme of the weekend, with plans for Bowburn Park to be given over to old-time fairground rides, including a helter-skelter, carousel and swingboats. The fairground will be open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.
The Big Lunch will take place on the Sunday, encouraging local people and visitors to participate in a giant picnic at Bowburn from noon to 2pm.
Access to Bowburn will be free of charge and fairground rides will be priced at around £2 per go. As a special treat, those born on June 2, 1953, the date of the Queen’s Coronation, will receive free entry to The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle for the whole Jubilee weekend, June 2 to 5.
Tickets to the Diamond Jubilee celebration are available online from The Alnwick Garden and Castle websites – ww.alnwickgarden.com or www.alnwickcastle.com.