Up to 500 pairs of free tickets reserved for Royal Borough residents to attend the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle are up for grabs – and people can now enter a special ballot to stand a chance of going.
The council has secured this reserved local allocation from event organiser, the BBC, to ensure that as many local residents as possible can be involved in this once-in-a-lifetime celebration on Sunday 7 May – the day after the Coronation itself.
The concert within the Castle grounds, on the East Lawn, will see a world-class orchestra play interpretations of musical favourites fronted by fantastic entertainers, alongside performers from the world of dance and the arts.
If you have a residential address in the Royal Borough, simply visit www.rbwm.gov.uk/coronation-concert and complete the form by 11.59pm on Tuesday 28 February. Once this special ballot closes, winners will be chosen at random from the entrants.
By entering, you give consent to your details being passed to the BBC and Ticketmaster, who will advise the winners, send tickets and event information during March and April. This local ballot runs alongside the national ballot, offering 5,000 pairs of tickets to the public across the UK.
The Mayor, Councillor Christine Bateson, said: “The BBC Coronation Concert will be a highlight of the national celebrations and we’re very pleased to have secured these dedicated tickets to give as many local residents as possible the greatest chance to be involved, so make sure you enter.
“That this national event is happening in our borough is such a great privilege, reflecting our enduring association with the Royal Family and Monarchy. We expect a fantastic atmosphere in Windsor and across the borough during that bank holiday weekend, just like we saw for the Platinum Jubilee last year.”
Councillor Samantha Rayner, deputy council leader and cabinet member for business, corporate and residents services, culture and heritage, and Windsor, said: “The BBC Coronation Concert is exciting news for Windsor and it’s strictly ticket entry, so these tickets reserved for the Royal Borough will ensure our local communities are at the heart of the national celebrations.
“Ticket numbers are limited but the concert will be broadcast live on national TV so everyone can enjoy the coronation entertainment. And for the ballot winners, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – so make sure you enter.”