Katy Perry announced as latest headliner for King Charles’ Coronation Concert: ‘I’m excited!’
Along with Lionel Ritchie, Take That’s Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, Katy Perry has been announced as the latest headliner for King Charles’ Coronation Concert.
Katy Perry has been confirmed as the latest headliner for King Charles’ Coronation Concert.
The 38-year-old ‘I Kissed a Girl’ singer was announced on Thursday (13.04.23) along with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, 64, who will duet with 57-year-old Welsh opera icon Sir Bryn Terfel at the show, which will be held in the grounds of Windsor Castle a day after Charles, 74, is crowned along with his wife Queen Consort Camilla, 75, at Westminster Abbey on 6 May.
Katy said on Thursday night she was “excited” to be performing as it would “help shine a further light on the Trust’s Children’s Protection Fund”.
The singer, who has daughter Daisy, two, with her actor fiancé Orlando Bloom, 46, became an ambassador for Charles’s British Asian Trust, which helps child trafficking victims, in 2020.
Charlotte Moore, chief content officer for the BBC, which will broadcast the show live, said: “We are bringing the nation together for this once in a generation occasion.
“We have a world class line-up of performers to look forward to for what promises to be a very special night of celebration and entertainment.”
Charles’ concert will also include soul pianist Alexis Ffrench, 53, and 28-year-old singer-songwriter Freya Ridings.
The headliners were revealed after it emerged Lionel Richie, 73, had signed up, along with Take That’s Gary Barlow, 52, Howard Donald, 54, and 51-year-old Mark Owen.
They will be backed by musicians including a 70-piece orchestra, and the Massed Bands of the Household Division and Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra – with a 300-strong Coronation Choir also lined up to feature in the show.
It comes less than a year after the concert to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which included music by Queen, Duran Duran and 79-year-old Diana Ross.