Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Take That, and More Booked for King Charles’ Coronation Bash
Saturday, May 6, when King Charles III officially crowned to be, as the Garter Chief King of Arms recently called him, “the highest, most powerful and most excellent monarch, our sovereign Lord, who now, by “Grace of God, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its other kingdoms and territories, King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, and Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter,” cried those who gathered. at Westminster Abbey in London, with a haste, “God Save The King!”
But the next night at Windsor Castle, you might hear another statement: “Don’t be afraid to catch emotions!”
Katy Perry (who collaborated with Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williamsand Big Sean on that catchy 2015 ditty “Feels” which featured scarlet macaws in the video) is one of the acts confirmed at the May 7 concert celebrating the great move org of the British monarchy.
In addition to the Californian Perry, the event will also feature the Alabama-born R&B legend Lionel Richieand the Italian opera star Andrew Bocelli. (We can only hope the Archbishop of Canterbury comes out on stage if Richie decides to sing his Commodores classic “Easy (Like Sunday Morning).”
Although these three headlines certainly recognize the importance of the international scene, one might wonder what exactly the deuce is up to with the programming, and where are the British actors right? (Please feel free to add this while your monocle is falling into your grapefruit in the morning.) Fortunately, many of the home team will be showing up at Windsor. The singer and songwriter from London Freya Ridings also on the bill, as is British pop group Take That.
The band, consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owenwhich was first established in 1990 and emerged Robbie Williams as a member for much of his life, not living in four years. In a statement they promised “a huge live band and orchestra, a choir, military drums, the backdrop of Windsor Castle and the celebration of a new king. We can’t wait.”
Also: the Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel he will sing a duet with Bocelli, and the British pianist French Alexis it’s on the account too. Ffrench’s style combines classical training with pop styles and he is a Member of the Governing Body and a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Music, London.