Wolverhampton will mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a Beacon Lighting in the city centre – and residents can book free tickets to the event now.

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. 

More than 2,000 beacons are being lit simultaneously across the UK to celebrate the jubilee - including one at St Peter’s Church.

Residents are invited to gather at the Bank Holiday event, where Dicky Dodd will be providing music and entertainment and there will also be performances from Hit the Dhol and City of Wolverhampton Brass Band.

Dr Satya Sharma MBE DL, will speak at the event, followed by a speech from The Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, before a special purple and gold light beam shining onto St Peter’s Church is dimmed, and the Beacon will be officially lit.

The event takes place on Thursday 2 June between 9pm to 10pm, just outside St Peter’s Church with crowds gathering on the Piazza, St Peter’s Square.

Whilst the event is free to attend, you will need to register for your ticket. More information and details on how to book can be found at Lighting of the Queen's Jubilee Beacon and St Peter's Church.

The Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, said: “The Queen’s platinum jubilee is a unique milestone and it’s only right that we do something special to mark the occasion.

“The 4 day Bank Holiday weekend looks set to be an exciting few days of celebrations with street parties, afternoon teas, activities at our libraries and art gallery as well as the lighting of the beacon and much more.

“I’d encourage everyone to register for your free ticket to attend the lighting of the beacon on 2 June where you will see some fantastic performances by Hit the Dhol and City of Wolverhampton Brass Band. 

“Whether you’re attending one of the organised events or celebrating with family and friends, I hope you enjoy this historic occasion.”

There are lots of events taking place across the city to celebrate the jubilee. 

You can find out more by visiting The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022.

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