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Local bands will take centre stage as part of Carlisle’s free Jubilee celebrations and will mark the launch of Carlisle’s first ever music festival – Carlisle Music City. From 12noon on Monday, 4 June, the bands will perform on the city centre stage, leading up to the live screening of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at around 7pm. The Cumbrian acts taking part are: 13 Stars; Fiona Clayton; TeamA vs Team B; I Am Spartacus; Skinwalker; The 45s; Zing; and So What.
The line up is as follows:
12noon - The 45s
12.35pm - Skinwalker
1.10pm - So What!
1.55pm - I Am Spartacus
2.30pm- Team A vs Team B
3.05pm - So What!
3.50pm - Zing
4.30pm - Boom Dang
5.15pm - Fiona Clayton
5.50pm - 13 Stars
6.30pm – Soul City Walkers
7.15pm – Boom Dang
As part of the day-long celebrations, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert featuring Kylie Minogue, Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Jessie J, Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Tom Jones will be shown in Carlisle city centre – beamed live on to giant TV screens. The concert, staged at Buckingham Palace will also feature the likes of Ed Sheeran, Jools Holland, JLS, Annie Lennox, Madness, Cliff Richard and Stevie Wonder. It has been organised by Gary Barlow, star of Take That and X-Factor.
The live ‘Big Screen’ feed into Carlisle city centre will be the culmination of a full day’s programme of entertainment.
There will also be children’s entertainment, face painting and balloon modelling. There will also be an open air Jubilee Bar from The Andalusian, as well as great food and drink from Lakeland Steaks, Chilli Koko, Bryce’s Fish and Chips and Slee’s of Winskill Ice Cream.
A High Tea with the High Sheriff of Cumbria, Juliet Westoll MBE will be served up as the final treat for those who have signed up to a Royal Tour of Carlisle on Monday, 4 June. Organised by Open Book Tours, this unique guided trip will take in some of the city centre’s attractions, all with Royal connections. Tickets for the tours cost £4 and are available from Carlisle’s Tourist Information Centre, based in the Old Town Hall. High Tea will be served in Tourist Information Centre’s Assembly Rooms.
Concluding the day will be a rousing rendition of the National Anthem by St Stephen’s Brass Band.
Leader of Carlisle City Council, Cllr Joe Hendry, said: “The Carlisle Jubilee event will be one of the highlights of this summer’s events programme. Organised to coincide with Carlisle Music City, it is lining up to be a great family day out and is a great opportunity to showcase some of your best local bands. I hope everyone has a wonderful day.”
Carlisle City Council and Discover Carlisle are staging the celebration of the Queen’s 60-year reign, in partnership with The Cumberland News. Revellers are invited to take along a picnic blanket and sit and watch the concert with family and friends, dress up in red, white and blue, paint faces, wave flags and generally have a right royal day out. The event will run from midday until 11pm and will be free of charge.