Gary Barlow announces Paul McCartney, JLS, Jessie J and Ed Sheeran to perform at Queen’s Jubilee concert

To mark the Queen's 60th year as head of the British monarchy, we  won't just be treated to a two-day bank holiday! We're also getting a free gig under the guise of the official Diamond Jubilee concert and organiser Gary Barlow says: "It's going to be one of the biggest and most exciting live music shows of recent years."


The line-up is set to be amazing, with Gary Barlow confirming this morning that Paul McCartney was the first star to sign up for the concert planned for June.

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He'll be joined by pop's most powerful including Ed Sheeran, JLS and Jessie J along with Welsh legends Sir Tom Jones and Dame Shirley Bassey.

At the press conference today, Gary explained how artists  from each era of the Queen's rule will perform including Elton John, Cliff Richard, Madness and Annie Lennox.

Princes Wiliam and HarryRoyal choice: Princes Wiliam and Harry also had a say in the line-up /Getty

Both Prince William and Prince Harry had requested artists but who exactly they asked for hasn't been shared!

The former X Factor judge looked every inch the music mogul clad in his trademark black waistcoat complete with black suit and shoes and deep tan.

gary barlowMan of his word: Gary Barlow has promised us a spectacular show /WENN

He said: "I'm British and I'm very proud to be British.

"I love the monarchy and the Queen."

The man of the moment also promises that we're going to get something special, so special in fact that it'll knock the socks off the Queen's Golden Jubilee concert, ten years ago.

queens jubilee concertBritish legends: Cliff Richard and Elton John will also perform /WENN

Gary added: "We're going to come up with something bigger and better than that."

The line-up will feature artists from Britain, the Commonwealth and America with the concert being screened across the world.

It's predicted as many as 500,000 people will tune in as the show is broadcast live on BBC1 and Radio2.

tom jones and shirley basseyWelsh warblers: Sir Tom Jones and Dame Shirley Bassey will also be performing /WENN

After organising an impressive event for Children In Need last year Gary Barlow has been awarded the honour of being the man in charge of the Jubilee concerts.

Want to get your mitts on one of the 10,000 free tickets?

Of course you do! Entry details are coming, but a ballot will open tonight and end 2 March.

Keep your fingers, toes, arms and feet crossed that you're one of the lucky ones!