The Jubilee Family Festival, presented by Sainsbury’s, will take place in Hyde Park on 2-3 June and have space for 50,000 ticket holders each day.
Hosted by the Royal Parks, the festival will be themed around 60 years of great British heritage and will include influences from across the Commonwealth.
The festival programme features celebrity performers and dancers, equestrian events, death-defying motorcycle displays, kids television characters, and Commonwealth-inspired acts from around the globe. The finale of each day will be a 70-minute Disney concert produced specially to mark the Jubilee celebrations.
Visitors will also be able to view the BBC live coverage of all of the Jubilee events on giant screens.
Goldsmith said: "This will be the largest family festival London has ever seen. With a huge programme of incredible entertainment and activities for everyone to enjoy, it will make for a memorable experience for visitors of all ages."
Colin Buttery, acting CEO of Royal Parks, said: "It’s very exciting to have so many people coming to the festival in Hyde Park. To mark the Diamond Jubilee, we will also be hosting events in St James’s Park and The Mall as part of what promises to be a series of unforgettable celebrations."
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, added: "The Diamond Jubilee Weekend will be an unforgettable national celebration, and the Jubilee Family Festival will help make this weekend a truly memorable one for anyone wanting to be at the heart of the action."
As reported by Event, Buckingham Palace, the BBC and songwriter Gary Barlow are organising a Jubilee concert for 10,000 people on 4 June featuring artisits including Elton John and Paul McCartney.
Organisers will be hoping the festival is not affected by plans to reduce noise levels and crowd numbers in the park. Westminster Council is meeting today to discuss recommended changes to the park’s event license, after an increase in resident complaints about noise from concerts.To leave a comment register and let us know your thoughts.
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