Exciting plans have been announced for 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.
Sheffield one of ten iconic locations for the King's Coronation Concert
On Sunday 7 May, Sheffield will be part of history as the Town Hall is lit up for King Charles III Coronation Concert.
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.
Lisa Firth, Director of Parks, Leisure, and Libraries at Sheffield City Council said: “We can't wait for Sheffield to be on the world’s stage as part of the historic coronation.
“People from across Sheffield can come to the Peace Gardens and watch the concert, hopefully spotting themselves on TV when we’re broadcast live from Windsor - being part of a big moment for the city.
“We know Sheffield is an iconic location, so we’re pleased the BBC recognised this too. Lighting Up the Nation will be something that we will all remember for years to come.”
Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Factual Entertainment & Events at the BBC, said: “The Lighting up the Nation sequence promises to be a truly spectacular part of the Coronation Concert. With stunning light shows illuminating some of our most iconic locations, alongside performances from James Nesbitt and Paloma Faith, this is going to be a very special moment for people all across the country to come together in celebration.”
The Coronation Concert starts at 8pm, with the celebrations starting in the Peace Gardens at 3pm, kicking off with a live screening of Paddington Bear 2. There will also be a live screening of ‘The Boy Who Could Be King’ building up to the main event, when people will be able to witness the “Lighting up the Nation” show alongside a live screening of the Kings Coronation Concert. Those in the crowd will be given wristbands which will light up as part of the feature. Food stalls will also be available throughout the afternoon and into the evening.
This forms part of the King's Coronation weekend celebrations in Sheffield, more detail on the weekend of activities can be found here.