Coronation concert lineup: who is performing at King Charles III party - Tom Cruise joins line-up

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The line-up for the coronation concert has been confirmed

Tom Cruise, Winnie the Pooh and Dame Joan Collins will feature during the Coronation Concert celebrating the crowning of the King and Queen Consort.

Alongside Sir Tom Jones, adventurer Bear Grylls and former Strictly Come Dancing professional Oti Mabuse, they will appear in a series of pre-recorded sketches revealing little known facts about the monarch. The inclusion of Hollywood star Cruise, who has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the royal family, and beloved literary figure Winnie the Pooh in the segment could create a moment to match that of the Platinum Party At The Palace, where the late Queen shared tea with Paddington Bear.

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The concert marks a landmark moment in history at Windsor Castle on Sunday 7 May. The celebrations feature a number of star-studded music acts from past and present. The late monarch Queen Elizabeth held the last major royal celebrations in June last year for her Platinum Jubilee which enjoyed performances from artists such as Queen + Adam Lambert, Diana Ross, Elton John and Rod Stewart.

But who is performing at the king’s coronation party - and who has declined an invitation? Here is everything you need to know ahead of the event.

Who has declined the invitation?

A royal source told The Sun that “organisers are working against the clock to pull together an exciting line-up but have hit a series of challenges.”

Elton John and Harry Styles are amongst some of the big-name acts which have allegedly declined the invitation to perform.

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Harry Styles has reportedly turned down an offer to perform at the coronation concert. (Getty Images)Harry Styles has reportedly turned down an offer to perform at the coronation concert. (Getty Images)
Harry Styles has reportedly turned down an offer to perform at the coronation concert. (Getty Images) | Getty Images

John is unable to make the concert due to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which sees him performing in a range of venues across Europe including a debut performance at Glastonbury.

Styles is also unable to make the Coronation as it clashes with his two year long Love On Tour.

Other big name acts said to have declined the invitation as well include Ed Sheeran and Adele, according to reports.

Who is performing at the Coronation Concert?

Take That will be performing at the show on 7 May - three original members have been confirmed to be taking part in Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald. However the door is open for Jason Orange and Robbie Williams to join.

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In previous years Williams has joined the remaining trio, including for a virtual charity show during the pandemic.

Take That attend the photocall of “Greatest Days” during the 75th annual Cannes film festival  Credit: GettyTake That attend the photocall of “Greatest Days” during the 75th annual Cannes film festival  Credit: Getty
Take That attend the photocall of “Greatest Days” during the 75th annual Cannes film festival Credit: Getty | Getty Images

American singer Katy Perry also takes to the stage for the coronation concert. The singer is known for a string of popular hits including Hot and Cold, Firework and Last Friday Night. Perry is also an ambassador for The British Asian Trust, a charity founded by the King when he was Prince of Wales, due to her commitment to other global charities including Unicef and her own Firework Foundation.

Perry said: “I am excited to be performing at the Coronation Concert, and helping to shine a further light on the British Asian Trust’s Children’s Protection Fund, whose work includes on-ground initiatives to fundraising, with the aim to find solutions to child trafficking.”

American pop icon Lionel Richie also joins the star-studded line-up. The 73-year-old singer songwriter is best known for big hits such as Dancing On The Ceiling, Stuck On You, All Night Long and Say You, Say Me. He said: “To share the stage with the other performers at the Coronation Concert is a once-in-a-lifetime event and it will be an honour and a celebration.”

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Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, singer-songwriter Freya Ridings and classical-soul composer Alexis Ffrench join the line-up while further announcements are also expected, according to the BBC.

English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is another name who is expected to appear in some capacity, according to Time Out.

Tom Cruise will take part in the Coronation Concert. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire Tom Cruise will take part in the Coronation Concert. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Tom Cruise will take part in the Coronation Concert. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire | Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Alongside a star-studded line-up the Coronation Concert will also see an exclusive appearance from The Coronation Choir - made up of community choirs and amateur singers from across the UK.

Music acts Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, veteran rock guitarist Steve Winwood, Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls and Chinese pianist Lang Lang have also been added to the line-up. Also among the new additions are Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage, DJ Pete Tong with his Ibiza Classics project, and winner of The Piano TV talent show, Lucy.

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Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor will also deliver a spoken-word performance. Tom Cruise, Winnie the Pooh, Dame Joan Collins, Sir Tom Jones, Bear Grylls and Oti Mabuse will appear in a series of pre-recorded sketches.

Who is rumoured to perform?

Snoop Dogg is reportedly an unconventional candidate for the King’s coronation concert. The American rapper told The Sun: “I’m down to perform at the coronation. Make it happen.”

Snoop Dogg also claimed that both Prince Harry and Prince William were fans of his music when they were growing up.

He added: “The Queen made a comment that her grandbabies loved Snoop Doggy Dog. They love my music. There’s mutual love and respect.”

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Snoop Dogg is best known for hits such as Young, Wild & Free, Drop It Like It’s Hot and Gin and Juice.

Former Beatles frontman Paul McCartney is among the frontrunners to perform at the Coronation and is believed to be one of King Charles’ number one choices, according to the Liverpool Echo.

McCartney sent a pre-recorded message to the late Queen congratulating her on her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022 and he also performed at her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

McCartney is best known for his 10 year stint with The Beatles from 1960-1970 and released hits such as Hey Jude, Here Comes The Sun and All You Need Is Love.

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Australian pop star sisters Kylie Minogue and Danni Minogue are al heavily speculated to be making an appearance at the coronation concert.

Kylie rose to fame by starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours in the 1980s and she later established herself as one of the biggest Australian artists of all time with songs such as Can’t Get You out of My Head, In Your Eyes and I Should Be So Lucky.

Danni rose to fame on the soap opera Home and Away and she enjoyed success in the 1990s with hits such as Baby Love, Jump to the Beat and Success. She is best known for being a judge on X Factor from 2007 until 2010.

The Spice Girls have also been linked with a reunion to mark King Charles coronation concert. The popular 90s band which includes Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Horner last performed together as a five piece at the London Olympics in 2012.

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Mel C told The Sun: “We’re still chatting, it’s just about finding a middle ground for everybody.”

Spice Girls are one of the most successful girl groups of all-time and they released well known hits such as Wannabe, Stop, Spice Up Your Life and 2 Become 1.

Olly Murs is also rumoured to be in the Coronation Concert line-up but nothing has been confirmed by the singer’s representatives.

The 38-year-old rose to fame by finishing runner-up on The X Factor in 2009 and he is best known for hits such as Troublemaker, Heart Skips a Beat and Dance with Me Tonight.

The singer currently works as a judge and a coach on The Voice UK and Starstruck.

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