BBC to release 10,000 free tickets for Charles' coronation concert

King Charles III is set to celebrate his coronation in May and to mark the occasion, a coronation concert will be taking place.

There will be 10,000 free tickets available for the star-studded coronation concert at Windsor Castle, the BBC has announced.

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They are invited to apply for tickets via the BBC website and the ballot will close just before midnight on February 28. 

The concert will be held outside and is expected to begin mid-evening and last for around 2-3 hours. 

The standing area will be uncovered and open to the elements so concert-goers are advised to bring a waterproof coat in case it rains. 

Charlotte Moore, BBC chief content officer, said: “The coronation concert on the BBC will bring the nation together to mark this momentous occasion

One of the highlights will be “Lighting up the Nation”, in which famous locations across the UK will be lit up with projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.