The Party at the Palace was in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, held over the Golden Jubilee Weekend, 1-4 June 2002. The concert itself was the pop equivalent of the Prom at the Palace, a classical music event.
The concert was held at the gardens of Buckingham Palace Garden as part of the Golden Jubilee. It was touted as the greatest concert in Britain since Live Aid or possibly ever. Tickets to the event were determined by a lottery, and 12,000 people attended the concert, and an estimated one million people watched outside the Palace in The Mall and around the Queen Victoria Memorial; another 200 million saw it on television. The concert included performances of many hit songs from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
The event was the culmination of a national day of partying. The BBC Music Live Festival also occurred on the day. At 1:00 towns across the United Kingdom had bands play All You Need Is Love before church bells were rung around the country.
"Probably the greatest night for British rock and pop since Live Aid!" - Daily Express
"...masterstroke of theatre. ...simply one of the most ambitious and slickest pop concerts ever held..." - Daily Mail
"The most-watched pop and classical concerts of all time" - The Evening Standard
"Itís a quite extraordinary collection of stars, most of whom are clearly loving every minute of their time on stage and this is hugely entertaining. There is a lot to compliment here, and itís easy to be drawn into the atmosphere thanks to some up-close-and-personal camerawork." - Ultimate DV
Starring: Annie Lennox Atomic Kitten Blue Brian Wilson Bryan Adams Sir Cliff Richard The Corrs Sir Elton John Emma Bunton Eric Clapton Joe Cocker Ladysmith Black Mambazo Mis-Teeq Ozzy Osbourne Sir Paul McCartney Phil Collins Queen Ray Davies Ricky Martin Rod Stewart S Club 7 dame Shirley Bassey Steve Winwood Tom Jones Tony Bennett Toploader Will Young
Director and Producer: Sergei Bondarchuk
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