Her Majesty the Queen will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee this weekend, becoming the second ever monarch to do so – the first was Queen Victoria in 1897. And to mark this momentous occasion, a concert will be played in the gardens of her royal home and iconic commercial property tourist attraction, Buckingham Palace. Famous artists from all over the world will be taking to the stage, including legends such as Stevie Wonder and Kylie Minogue, as well as home-grown talent such as Sir Tom Jones, Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of Buckingham Palace, a huge stage will be erected in the commercial property grounds, with the Queen and her family in attendance to watch some of the world’s most recognisable performers play to celebrate her reign.
Altogether, the production has cost £4 million to put together, and has been spearheaded by Take That star Gary Barlow. He promises that the show will be “one of the biggest and most exciting live music shows in recent years.”
He continues; “The Diamond Jubilee Concert will celebrate the 60 years of the Queen’s reign with an amazing line up of world class artists.
“With Buckingham Palace as a backdrop, it’s going to be a fantastic event which transcends multiple decades of music.”
The concert, and the iconic tourism commercial property, will be broadcast to millions of viewers, and audiences are expected to tune in from around the world. Plus, a lucky 10,000 Diamond ticket winners will be able to fill the temporary commercial property arena for a close up view of the acts and the Royal Family.
However, do not despair if you did not manage to get your hands on a ticket – you can still celebrate like royalty in the comfort of your own home thanks to a little help from commercial property chain Tesco.
Street parties are a traditional part of British celebrations, and Tesco claim that this year looks to be bigger than the Millennium in terms of themed items sold in their commercial properties around the country. Sales of bunting, paper plates, flags and Royal face masks have been flying off the shelves, with many of their commercial property stores forced to order extra stock to cope with the demand.
In fact, Tesco expects to have sold 2.86 million waving flags, the most popular item, by the end of the Jubilee weekend. To put this in perspective, this means that Tesco will have sold enough for every single person in Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Bristol to wave a flag in patriotic spirit.
Another astonishing statistic – so far, Tesco commercial properties have sold over 1500 miles of bunting, which is enough to stretch from London to Commonwealth country Canada across the Atlantic Ocean!
Matt Compton, Tesco party range buyer, says; “This is the biggest week we have had since the Millennium in terms of party sales with demand far exceeding sales for last year’s Royal Wedding, and we haven’t even reached the weekend yet.
“So many, many people are joining in the fun one way or another, whether it is decorating their homes and gardens with bunting or donning a mask of a member of the Royal Family.
“Anything with a Union Jack on it is selling like hot cakes and on our disposable tableware range we have seen an incredible 300 per cent rise in sales on a regular week.
“And Union Jack cushions are another big seller with nearly 30,000 sold in the last two weeks alone.”
It seems, then, that Britain is getting into the party spirit in a big way. And with the fact that most commercial property workers in the UK get a long weekend to mark the occasion, there is certainly plenty to celebrate!
Have you visited your local commercial property supermarket to stock up on Jubilee party items? What is the strangest thing you have bought so far?