Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and heavy metal veteran Ozzy Osbourne are the latest entertainers to join the lineup for the June 3 concert honoring Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne. Buckingh

Latin heartthrob Ricky Martin and heavy metal veteran Ozzy Osbourne are the latest entertainers to join the lineup for the June 3 concert honoring Queen Elizabeth II's 50 years on the throne. Buckingham Palace today (May 13) confirmed the two artists will perform during the Party at the Palace Pop Concert.

As previously reported, Paul McCartney, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, and Brian Wilson are among those who have already signed up to perform, while Sir Elton John earlier this month recorded a song at the palace for the event. John will be on tour and unable to perform at the show, which will be held in the palace grounds.

Princes William and Harry are expected to attend the show, a centerpiece of the year-long celebration of the queen's Golden Jubilee. Organizers said they hope to offer popular music to represent the 50 years since Elizabeth became queen.

The 76-year-old monarch is marking her Golden Jubilee with a series of public events around the country, including a June 1-4 long weekend of parades, parties, and concerts in London. The pop concert is being preceded by an open-air June 1 classical music event, also being held at the palace. More than a million people have entered a ballot for the 12,000 free tickets for each show.


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