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Concert announced for the coronation of Charles III without British superstars


Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Andrea Bocelli will lead the concert for the coronation of Charles III in London in May, the BBC announced on Friday, when presenting a poster with the striking absence of British superstars.

The eclectic show will also include the band Take That and classical music composer Alexis Ffrench for an expected audience of 20,000 people at Windsor Castle, about 40 km west of London, the day after the coronation on May 6.

"The concert will celebrate a new chapter in the history of the nation, with themes of love, respect and optimism, celebratin­g the four nations, their communitie­s and the Commonweal­th," said the BBC, which will broadcast the event.

There will also be a choir made up of fans from communitie­s, including lifeguards, taxi drivers and reggae bands. As well as a virtual choir composed of representa­tives of the Commonweal­th, an alliance of nations formed mainly by former British colonies.

The announceme­nt of the program concrms press reports according to which great British superstars such as Elton John, Adele, Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles declined to participat­e.

Last year, on the occasion of the 70th anniversar­y of Elizabeth II'S reign, they performed at Buckingham Palace from Queen with Adam Lambert to Duran Duran, passing through Alicia Keys and Rod Stewart. Elton John recorded a tribute.

British without emotion for the coronation of Charles III

The coronation of Charles III, the Crst event of its kind since that of Elizabeth in 1953, does not seem to fascinate the British at the moment.

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