Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tribute – West Park, Wolverhampton: Monday 4th June

Send her victorious!

2012 marks Her Majesty The Queen’s 60th year as our monarch and that has to be a cause for celebration.

On the evening of Monday 4th June The Queen will light the first of a network across the nation of Diamond Jubilee Beacons and, on the same night in Wolverhampton’s beautiful Victorian West Park, we will be lighting one of those 2012 beacons as the people of our fine city celebrate the Jubilee together.

It’s not just a beacon that will be burning in West Park on this monumental occasion. The Civic Halls and Banks’s have organised an enormous summertime bonfire party in Her Majesty’s honour with fireworks, rock music, children’s characters, funfair rides and food and drink aplenty. We are calling it The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tribute.

There will be a ‘Kind of Magic’ in the air as The Wolf Radio road show hosts the first ever female fronted Queen tribute band ‘She Will Rock You’ but first, for the kids, Rastamouse and Peppa Pig will be putting in appearances early evening either side of a children’s firework display.

As the sun sets on West Park and we prepare to light the bonfire, the crowd will be treated to a moment of rock majesty when a lone guitarist will take to the skies above to play the national anthem in the style of Queen’s Bryan May.

At 10.00pm, the evening will conclude on a high around the warming glow of the bonfire with a spectacular volley of fireworks to salute our Queen and send her happy and glorious into her 60th year of sovereignty!

Councillor Elias Mattu, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities said: “This is a once in a lifetime chance for everybody to get involved in celebrating our monarchy at a great event for all of the family”

Entry to the event costs £5.00 for adults and £2.50 for children (under 16).

Gates open at 5.30pm

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