When Queen Elizabeth and her fellow citizens celebrate her 50th year as monarch this June, the Queen's Golden Jubilee will be rocking. A number of Britain's top rockers, including Paul McCartney, Eric

When Queen Elizabeth and her fellow citizens celebrate her 50th year as monarch this June, the Queen's Golden Jubilee will be rocking. A number of Britain's top rockers, including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, and Mick Jagger, have already signed on to take part in an evening of rock'n'roll that will take place on the lawn of Buckingham Palace, according to sources.

Tickets will be doled out by raffle. Among the American musical royalty tentatively slated to participate are Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. Sir George Martin is musical director of the overall event, which also includes a classical evening, while Phil Ramone and Michael Kamen are also expected to have musical responsibilities. The concerts will be broadcast on the BBC.

The shows won't be the only musical extravaganzas happening in the U.K. that month. The Isle of Wight Festival, which was last staged in 1970, will return on June 3 with a lineup likely to include the Strokes, the Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers, and Pulp, according to reports. An official announcement is expected in the coming weeks.

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