Named as one of 10 iconic UK locations that will be ‘Lighting up the Nation’, Sheffield Town Hall will come alive with projections, lasers and illuminations as part of the Coronation celebrations and will be broadcast to the world, live from Windsor on three separate occasions.
Big plans revealed for King Charles III Coronation
The Strategy and Resources Committee has approved exciting plans around the Coronation of King Charles III, where people from all over can come and enjoy the celebrations with live music, acts and a big screen to watch all the action over the Bank Holiday weekend.
‘The Lord Mayor’s Coronation Party’ will take place in the Peace Gardens on Saturday 6 May, with The King’s Concert taking place on Sunday 7 May, where the whole of the gardens will be decorated red, white and blue for a series of exciting events.
Councillor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “The Kings Coronation will be a fantastic two-day celebration in Sheffield, where everyone can bring their picnic blankets and watch the action live from a big screen.
“For many, this will be a once in a lifetime occurrence, so we want to put on a big show. I always love to see crowds gathering, celebrating together and having fun, and this is exactly what this weekend will be about – celebration.
“Live bands will be playing, there’ll be entertainment, bars and restaurants will be involved and there will l be such a patriotic atmosphere, I can’t wait.”
A staged area will be the focal point for live musical performances such as brass bands, swing bands and more, playing music from a range of genres to appeal to all ages. These performances will take place before and after the live broadcast of the Coronation.
On Sunday 7 May, The King’s Concert will be broadcast live from Windsor. The centrepiece of the Coronation Concert, ‘Lighting up the Nation’, will see the country join together in celebration as iconic locations across the United Kingdom are lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.
Councillor Terry Fox added: “We’re also encouraging people to host their own street parties, where we will support you with road closures, there’s the Coronation Big Lunch on 7 May where communities can come together to celebrate and on 8 May is the Big Help Out, encouraging everyone to get involved with volunteering – we will be supporting communities to celebrate all three of these events.”
Alongside this, £5,000 will be allocated to each Local Area Committee to help fund community celebrations.
Guidance for residents for how to organise street parties can be found here.
More detail on getting involved in The Coronation Big Lunch can be found here.
Information on The Big Help Out is available here.