The Platinum Pageant tells the story of The Queen’s 70-year reign and our transforming society. We commission artists and the communities they work with to interpret different chapters of this narrative in their own unique way, placing those communities and the work they create centre stage, in a spectacular unfolding story filled with wonder, warmth, wit and wow-factor.

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Platinum Pageant

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant will take place on Sunday 5th June 2022. It tells the story of The Queen’s 70-year reign and our transforming society. The Pageant is played out in four parts:

Act I: For Queen and Country
For Queen and Country is the opening act of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. It will be a military spectacle, celebrating the UK Armed Forces from all three Services, along with military personnel from across the Commonwealth including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Ghana, Belize, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, and beyond. Read More

Act II: The Time of Our Lives
‘The Time of Our Lives’ is a vibrant display of British life since 1952, moving through a transformation of popular culture over the last 70 years. Read More

Act III: Let’s Celebrate
The third act of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Let’s Celebrate, will harness creativity, ingenuity, humour and community spirit. Read More

Act IV: Happy and Glorious.
A finale like no other will form around the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace with all parts of the Pageant leading to this moment.Read More

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Leaving a lasting legacy

Since the outset of the creative process we have been, and continue to be, committed to providing an enduring legacy.

To achieve this we have engaged with social outreach partners to ensure that the Pageant reaches communities throughout the country, Commonwealth and beyond. We are working with many different organisations to help ensure we can deliver our vision and ambitions.

Leaving a legacy of creativity and celebration

The performance groups were selected for their unique perspectives, as well as their fantastic array of styles, sounds, colours and expressions. They come from diverse communities around the UK and together they represent the global community we are all a part of.

Many will return to these communities after the Pageant. Homecoming processions in local areas and displays of the costumes, props and artworks that have been a part of the Pageant will be available for people to see. The bonds and networks established by these groups in preparation for the Pageant will live on far beyond the Pageant.

Inspiring, engaging and developing young people

Working with schools from the UK and Commonwealth, the Ideas Foundation is reaching over 1,000 children with their creative brief to create posters on the themes of community, kindness and a love for nature - a Commonwealth of Kindness. These models will be included in the curriculum and used by teachers with future students, with the work being displayed on digital platforms and billboards around the UK.

EDT Industrial Cadets challenged young people aged 11-16 from over 1,000 schools across the UK to showcase their ideas for a “Sustainable Street Party”. Students reflected upon sustainability considerations of food, materials, transport and energy. These real-life carbon reduction assignments will live on in future school projects so that more students can learn these vital skills.

100 young volunteers from the National Citizen Service will be supporting the Pageant and we have hired interns through Creative Access enabling people from communities under-represented in the creative industries to access careers, progress and reach leadership.

Ensuring an accessible and inclusive Pageant

Our work with Attitude Is Everything and Diversity Ally has enabled us to foster a safe and inclusive space for all.

Workshops ran by Attitude is Everything have proved vital support to the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. We’ve learned how to apply inclusive principles to our event where we can, ensuring anyone who wants to can take part in, or view, the Pageant on 5th June can do so.

Reducing unnecessary waste

We are dedicated to minimising our material wastage. We have eliminated single use plastics where possible and for hard to recycle items we are working with ReFactory.

Every Can Counts are encouraging recycling of aluminium cans – look out for their fantastic sculpture in St. James’s Park during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

To reduce energy consumption, not only will the Pageant floats use human and battery power, but the performance groups are ethically sourcing and reusing materials, many of which will have an afterlife beyond the 5th June.

Promoting positive climate actions

The team has worked with suppliers, performers and partners to reduce emissions across the event. Feeding our several-thousand strong team and performers is a huge task! We are prioritising a plant-based provision where we can, and any surplus food will be redistributed by Eighth Plate and City Harvest. We’re also supplying water refill points to eliminate the need for plastic water bottles.

Bikes are a big feature of the Pageant! We believe cycling is for everyone and are supporting Wheels for Wellbeing. We’re also encouraging all staff, performers and guests to travel by public transport or low carbon options whenever possible.

Leaving a greener event framework

A detailed sustainability and CO2 Analysis Report is being completed by A Greener Festival on behalf of the Pageant. Findings, recommendations and guidance will be shared post-event to encourage greener activities in the future.

Engaging the public in our sustainable legacy

Through Pinwheel, we’re inviting the general public to support one of three projects that reflect the Pageant’s values of inclusive and accessible culture and the regeneration of land and biodiversity. We are supporting: The Queen’s Green Canopy, Wheels for Wellbeing and Save Me Trust.

Year 7 students from Solway Community School, Silloth, West Cumbria as part of Ideas Foundation Commonwealth of Kindness project

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The Pageant

Act I: For Queen and Country

For Queen and Country is the opening act of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. It will be a military spectacle, celebrating the UK Armed Forces from all three Services, along with military personnel from across the Commonwealth including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Ghana, Belize, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, and beyond.

Whilst thanking The Queen for her seventy years of service to her country and recognising her role of Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces, the Pageant will honour the service of the people, including the role of the military who play a fundamental part of the fabric of society

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Act 2: The Time of our Lives

‘The Time of Our Lives’ is a vibrant display of British life since 1952, moving through a transformation of popular culture over the last 70 years.

With a cast of thousands, each decade is brought to life through the popular music and dance styles, fashion, youth culture and classic vehicles of the times. Double-decker buses, wrapped in specially designed and custom-made graphics, remind spectators of the most memorable and world-shaping moments from the last seventy years. The Pageant will take audiences from post-war 1950s Britain with Lambeth Walkers and jivers, to the 1970s with northern soulies and glam rockers, all the way to the 1990s with acid ravers and Britpop power. Crossing into the new millennia, ‘The Time of our Lives’ will reflect the technological advances which have changed and impacted modern Britain over the last two decades.

This act will also feature 150 ‘national treasures’ including TV personalities, musicians, chefs, sportspeople, designer, and artists who have helped shape British culture of the last 70 years. These include Sir Cliff Richard, Heston Blumenthal, Rosie Jones, Kadeena Cox, Alan Titchmarsh, James Martin, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean, Gary Lineker and childhood favourites such as Basil Brush.

Image courtsey of vintagefestival.co.uk

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Act 3: Let’s Celebrate

The third act of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Let’s Celebrate, will harness creativity, ingenuity, humour and community spirit. It will mash street theatre, music-on-the-move, urban dance, and the very best of Carnival, May Day, Mela, Fiesta and Mardi Gras to celebrate The Queen’s extraordinary life experience. This act will feature an outburst of performer groups from across the UK who have all created their own unique pieces for the Pageant:

Trigger
Bristol-based Trigger is an independent arts organisation, who create events that put audiences at the centre of the action. A single dancer – a young woman with a flowing baton in hand, will joyfully skip, dance and play with an epic 21 foot tall Hatchling dragon puppet, as they interact with the crowds around them.

Shademakers
Based in the Isle of Wight, Shademakers are bringing a historic display to the Pageant. Elaborate costumed figures representing the Four Nations and The Queen’s Beast s will take audiences back in time. During her coronation, The Queen walked past ten sculptures of heraldic beasts when entering Westminster Abbey and these will be portrayed by knights on horseback.

Nutkhut
Founded in 2003 in London, Nutkhut creates imaginative, stunning performance and installation – reimagining the old and telling the new. A celebration of weddings from around the Commonwealth will be interpreted in inter-generational Asian/Bollywood ‘mela’ style. A 4m cake will take centre stage as maypole dancers in Saris surround the scene.

Mahogany
Formed in 1989, Mahogany Carnival Arts is a group of artists based in Harlesden, London. They will be imagining the Coronation in Afro-Caribbean carnival-style. They will be roaring down The Mall depicting The Queen’s ascension whilst on Royal tour in Kenya. Their piece will feature an array of colourful costumes followed by a giant wire frame sculpture of The Queen.

Emergency Exit Arts & Mandinga Arts
This creative collaboration features technical marvels from Emergency Exit Arts, live music from Rhythms of the City and Mandinga Arts' extraordinary carnival puppets and costumery. The centrepiece is a mighty oak and maypole, whose conjoined ribbons form an image of The Queen. This celebration piece takes pride in our country's attitude to diversity and LGBTQIA+ identities.

Bridgwater Carnival
Bridgwater Carnival, based in Somerset, is one of the largest illuminated carnival processions in Europe. For the first time ever, rival creatives from Britain’s oldest carnival tradition are collaborating to interpret The Crown, Royal Heraldry, and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Their performance will be split into two Great British parts – Happy and Glorious. ‘Happy’ shall be a street dance parade with over 80 dancers depicting celebrations, jubilee parties and Royal Weddings whilst ‘Glorious’ will feature a magnificent carnival float reflecting Royal Insignia, The Commonwealth and Pomp and Splendour.

Have Faith & Jeni Cairns
Have Faith and Jeni Cairns’ collaboration reflects The Queen’s commitment to religious diversity. Hundreds of children from nine primary schools across Greater London have collaborated to build and parade paper and withy butterflies, with iconography representing the nine principle faith groups. The centerpiece has been designed by Peterborough-based artist Jeni Cairns and features a willow and steel structure of open hands, which will offer up flowers and butterflies to depict the nine interfaith religions.

Global Grooves
Global Grooves will wow audiences with a colourful spectacle called A Sharing of Gifts. This new presentation is a reflection of our global interdependence and a celebration of our shared heritage and identity. Global Grooves will weave together creative elements musical phrasing, and dance movements that tell the story of today’s Greater Manchester, proudly sharing its story on the global stage.

Thames Festival, Kinetica Bloco & Oi Musica
200 dancers across 72 schools will carry River of Hope flags under the expert direction of Mr Leon Hazlewood. The partnership project between the Thames Festival Trust and the British Council builds on an existing programme called Rivers of the World.

Kinetica Bloco are a charity music band based in London, which have been together for 22 years. They will be playing music from Burna Boy to Alison Hinda, and Ezra Collective to Toast – all based around the theme of togetherness.

Dancers from Oi Musica, based in Edinburgh, will be in full flow along the Pageant route, with their incredible Southern U.S Style ‘souzaphones’. Their jazz-based street band will provide audiences with toe tapping tunes and fantastic percussion.

Imagineer
A comic slant on Her Majesty’s love of horses and corgis will feature in Imagineer’s section called ’The Queen’s Favourites.’ Rich with quirky British humour created by a Coventry-based outdoor arts organisation in collaboration with Midlands based artists and participants. A twenty-foot high puppet of Godiva will lead the procession, bringing with her gifts from Coventry, celebrating the ingenuity and industry of the West Midlands.

Cirque Bijou
Cirque Bijou’s large scale mobile stage will be populated by a diverse and dynamic cast of world-class circus artists, street dancers and urban athletes. Working with young dancers from Tottenham-based street dance company Steppaz and with elaborate bespoke zero-waste costumes from award-winning London-based fashion house Teatum Jones, Cirque Bijou’s mobile circus structure is sustainably powered and showcases the talent of tomorrow.

Kinetika & Jeanefer Jean Charles
Essex-based Kinetika have joined forces with a number of key workers from across the UK to celebrate their work over the last two years. They will be recognising and paying homage to those on the front line during the UK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Queen’s commitment to public service is celebrated through silk banners, and mass choreography involving key workers and their communities.

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Act 4: Happy and Glorious

A finale like no other will form around the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace with all parts of the Pageant leading to this moment. It will serve as an opportunity to gather and pay tribute to Her Majesty with the singing of the National Anthem, ‘God Save the Queen’ and the London Community Gospel Choir to the sounds of the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.

Members of the viewing public will be invited to become part of the performance, as they gather around the Queen Victoria Memorial outside the gates of Buckingham Palace. The finale will be joined by national treasures from the world of the performing arts, entertainment, fashion, business and media, including Jeremy Irons, Bill Bailey and Gok Wan. Led by one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Ed Sheeran, together, there is an opportunity to pay a special tribute to Her Majesty during the finale.

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Our Partners

The Pageant is financed in its entirety by a combination of corporate partners, commercial businesses, royal warrant holders and generous individuals.

Over 16 major British brands and leading international companies from diverse sectors including retail, fashion, hospitality, culture, media and business have come together to form a unique alliance in celebration of The Queen’s 70-year reign.

Each of these partners are united by a common focus to nurture the creative sector and honour Her Majesty, as well as belief in the Pageant’s values and its commitments to sustainability, diversity and inclusion and a unique celebration for the world in 2022.

Find out more about our partners below or find out how to become a partner by contacting partnerships@platinumpageant.com.

The Pageant is financed in its entirety by a combination of corporate partners, commercial businesses, royal warrant holders and generous individuals.

Over 16 major British brands and leading international companies from diverse sectors including retail, fashion, hospitality, culture, media and business have come together to form a unique alliance in celebration of The Queen’s 70-year reign.

Each of these partners are united by a common focus to nurture the creative sector and honour Her Majesty, as well as belief in the Pageant’s values and its commitments to sustainability, diversity and inclusion and a unique celebration for the world in 2022.

Find out more about our partners below or find out how to become a partner by contacting partnerships@platinumpageant.com.

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GET INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant is taking place on the streets of central London but we hope that people across the UK and around the world will come together and celebrate this historic moment in their own communities.

And we want you to get involved! We hope you’ll join us on this special day by hosting your own event in your local community.

To help with your planning we have put together this Pageant Pack. It’s full of ideas on what types of events or activities you could organise, a handy checklist to help you think of everything and even some suggestions on how to ensure your event can have a lasting impact.

We’re delighted to have the support of Lloyds Bank, bespoke partner for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, who will focus their support on helping communities celebrate the Pageant. Lloyds Bank will also be sharing the packs through their website.

DOWNLOAD THE PAGEANT PACK HERE

GET INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant is taking place on the streets of central London but we hope that people across the UK and around the world will come together and celebrate this historic moment in their own communities.

And we want you to get involved! We hope you’ll join us on this special day by hosting your own event in your local community.

To help with your planning we have put together this Pageant Pack. It’s full of ideas on what types of events or activities you could organise, a handy checklist to help you think of everything and even some suggestions on how to ensure your event can have a lasting impact.

We’re delighted to have the support of Lloyds Bank, bespoke partner for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, who will focus their support on helping communities celebrate the Pageant. Lloyds Bank will also be sharing the packs through their website.

DOWNLOAD THE PAGEANT PACK HERE

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Meet the Team

Sir Michael Lockett KVCO

Co-Chair

As Chairman of Audley, Sir Michael Lockett specialises in all the elements needed to build, enhance, protect and sustain a reputation.

Nicholas Coleridge CBE

Co-Chair

Nicholas Coleridge CBE is Chairman of the Victoria and Albert Museum and Chairman of the Prince of Wales’ Campaign for Wool.

Rosanna Machado

CEO

Rosanna has worked in the events industry for over 20 years, running high profile events including The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012 and the G8 Summit in 2013.

Phoebe Reith

Director of Development & Partners

Phoebe has devised and is leading on the delivery of the private funding that will fund the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Adrian Evans

Pageant Master

Adrian is one of the UK’s leading festival directors and creative producers. In 2012 he was Pageant Master for The Queen’s Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.

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11 May 2022

Coming together for our future - public invited to influence the Platinum Jubilee Pageant’s legacy

As part of its legacy, the Platinum Jubilee Pageant’s is inviting members of the public to select projects in line with its vision, to find out about their work, support them directly, and contribute to a cleaner, greener UK. The projects are Save Me Trust, The Queen’s Green Canopy and Wheels for Wellbeing.

6 May 2022

The Gold State Coach finds new life in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The Gold State Coach will appear as part of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 5th June, 2022. It has been a splendid and beloved sight at royal coronations, jubilees, and events since it was built in 1762 and has not been seen on the streets of London for over 20 years.

26 April 2022

The Unveiling of ‘The People’s Pageant’

The team behind the creation of the historic Platinum Jubilee Pageant today revealed more information about the astounding spectacle which will take place against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace and surrounding streets on the afternoon of Sunday 5th June 2022.

6 April 2022

More Partners Announced To Support the Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant today announced six more major international companies who have become partners of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

They join a host of other organisations which have come together to form a unique alliance in celebration of The Queen’s 70-year reign.

8 March 2022

Two official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Projects announced for children and young people

Children and young people from across the UK are being invited to create a ‘Commonwealth of Kindness’ with the Ideas Foundation and a ‘Sustainability Street Party’ with the Engineering Development Trust in two new initiatives to leave a lasting impact on their careers and communities.

15 February 2022

Celebrating, Viewing and Taking Part in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant today announced the many different ways the public can get involved with the event. From a ballot to win tickets with Cadbury, the Lloyds Bank Pageant Packs filled with community ideas, to watching the Pageant on the BBC, there is something for everyone.

18 January 2022

Major British Brands Come Together To Support the Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant announced the major household British brands, as well as leading international companies, who have become partners of this once-in-a-lifetime event. These partners represent diverse sectors including retail, fashion, hospitality, culture, media, travel and business.

2 June 2021

Buckingham Palace Announces Platinum Jubilee Pageant Plans with 1 Year To Go

A pageant featuring over 5,000 people from across the UK and the Commonwealth will take place against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace. It will combine street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume and celebrate the service of The Queen’s reign, as well as honour the collective service of people and communities across the country.

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Media

Please visit The Platinum Jubilee Pageant media hub where you will find Imagery and other downloadable content

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FAQs

What is the Platinum Jubilee Pageant?

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant is a celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 year reign. It will be the people’s pageant, aimed at celebrating not only The Queen’s service but the population of the UK and the Commonwealth. More than 6,000 military personnel, performers, key workers and volunteers will unite to tell the story of the seven decades in the awe-inspiring festival of creativity. Marking the reawakening of the creative sector and drawing on talent from every part of the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth, the Pageant will combine pomp and ceremony, street arts, theatre, music, circus and costumes.

Will the Pageant be broadcast on TV? If so what channel?

The Pageant will be broadcast live on BBC One on the 5th June. Keep following our social media channels for more information on timings.

Will you be selling tickets for the public to attend?

More information on how members of the public will be able to watch the Pageant in person will be announced in due course. The Pageant will be broadcast live on BBC One on the 5th June if you want to watch it from the comfort of your own home.

How can I get involved in the Pageant?

There are numerous ways you can get involved in the Pageant. There is still time to enter Cadbury’s special ballot to win tickets to watch the Pageant – find out more here. You can also download our Pageant Packs filled with ideas on how to celebrate the event in your local community. Make sure you’re following our social media channels to find out more about plans for the Pageant and some of the amazing performances you’ll get to see on the day.

Where will the Pageant be taking place?

The Pageant will be taking place against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace on the Mall and surrounding streets. More information on the route will be shared in due course – keep following our channels to be the first to know.

I can’t come to London to watch the Pageant. How else can I get involved?

There are numerous ways you can get involved in the Pageant. There is still time to enter Cadbury’s special ballot to win tickets to watch the Pageant – find out more here. You can also download our Pageant Packs filled with ideas on how to celebrate the event in your local community. Make sure you’re following our social media channels to find out more about plans for the Pageant and some of the amazing performances you’ll get to see on the day.

What else is happening across the Jubilee weekend?

There are lots of different events taking place across the Jubilee weekend. For more information visit http://www.platinumjubilee.gov.uk.

Why is the Platinum Jubilee Pageant taking place?

The Pageant, taking place on the 5th June 2022, has been created to bring a once-in- a- lifetime experience to millions of people, in celebration of The Queen’s 70-year reign as well as the collective service of our country and communities. More than 6,000 military personnel, performers, key workers and volunteers will unite to tell the story of the seven decades in the awe-inspiring festival of creativity. Marking the reawakening of the creative sector and drawing on talent from every part of the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth, the Pageant will combine pomp and ceremony, street arts, theatre, music, circus and costumes.

What kind of Covid measures will be in place?

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant will follow all the Government Covid-19 guidelines

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Contact

We are in early stages of developing the Pageant. More information will be released over the coming months about the route, how to view the pageant and how to get involved.

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The Platinum Jubilee Pageant Limited

Company Registration No: 13272423

  

Registered Address: 7 Savoy Court, London, United Kingdom, WC2R 0EX

  

Correspondence Address: 114 St. Martin’s Lane, London United Kingdom, WC2N 4BE