Paul McCartney, Elton John to perform at queen's Diamond Jubilee concert

Paul McCartney, left, and Elton John. CBS/Getty Images

Paul McCartney, left, and Elton John.
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(CBS/AP) LONDON - Paul McCartney and Elton John are among the acts scheduled to perform in front of Buckingham Palace this summer to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

Shirley Bassey, Annie Lennox, Jessie J, Tom Jones and popular boy band JLS will also perform at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert, taking place on June 4.

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Buckingham Palace and the BBC announced the lineup on Tuesday, adding that more names will be revealed at a later date.

Some 10,000 tickets will be awarded by ballot by lottery. Tickets will also include entry into the palace garden for a picnic.

The concert will be broadcast on television and radio. Viewers in the United States will be able to see highlights the following day on ABC.

Take That star Gary Barlow, who is organizing the event, said in a statement: "The Diamond Jubilee concert will celebrate the 60 years of The Queen's reign with an amazing line-up of world-class artists coming together to play at one of the biggest and most exciting live music shows in recent years. With Buckingham Palace as a backdrop, it's going to be a fantastic event which transcends multiple decades of music. It'll be a great, unique, experience for the thousands attending, watching on TV and listening on radio. I can't wait!"

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, plan to attend, along with other members of the royal family.

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