LONDON, 5TH FEBRUARY 2012: To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s accession to the throne, an additional evening has been added to the event format for the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Saturday 12th May, creating an extra 4,000 tickets. The Diamond Jubilee Pageant will now take place over four consecutive evenings at Windsor Castle, the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th May 2012. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Monday 6th February 2012, to coincide with anniversary celebrations.
Demand for this ticketed public event was so high when tickets went on sale back in November 2011,that the event sold out within three days. The additional evening will mean that the Diamond Jubilee Pageant is now expected to attract over 15,000 visitors. The Queen will attend the Sunday evening performance and coverage from the four-day event will be broadcast in the UK exclusively by ITV1.
The Diamond Jubilee Pageant will celebrate the 2612 State and Commonwealth visits that The Queen has made during Her 60-year Reign. Entitled ‘The World Comes to Windsor’, the show will involve over 500 horses and 800 performers and will take the audience on a journey ‘around the world in 60 years and 90 minutes.’ The seven acts will include military and equestrian displays, musicians and dancers from across the globe.
Simon Brooks Ward, Director and Producer said: “We are delighted to be able to satisfy some of the exceptional demand for tickets to this historic event. We continue to be overwhelmed by the support and goodwill for The Diamond Jubilee Pageant right across the globe.”
Over 17 countries from around the world will come to Windsor to perform for The Queen and other members of The Royal Family. Following an overwhelming global response to the invitation to participate, the performers include The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Carosello de Carabinieri from Italy (an equestrian display from the Italian Police Force), Oman’s Royal Cavalry Activity Ride, Russia’s Cossack display from the Kremlin Equestrian School, India’s Marwari Dancing Horses, and Australia’s New South Wales Police Force Activity Ride.
Add to this Inuits, Oklahoma Cowboys and Cattle, Native Americans, Chilean Huasos, Maoris, The New Zealand Military Band, Cook Island Dancers, Aborigines, Masaai and Samburu warriors, Zulu Dancers, and a parade of Her Majesty’s own horses and the Pageant becomes an unmissable event.
Additional tickets for the Diamond Jubilee Pageant go on sale today and are priced between £30 and £100, Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.diamond-jubilee-pageant.com or telephoning: +44 (0) 844 581 4970 or +44 (0) 800 358 0058 for group bookings. Tickets can also be purchased in person from Windsor Information Centre, located in Windsor Royal Shopping Centre. For further information please email [email protected] or visit www.diamond-jubilee-pageant.com.