Concert at the palace and beacons set alight to mark Monday's Jubilee celebrations

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: June 4, 2012 - 3:49 AM

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LONDON - The celebration of the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II is ready to rock.

A gala concert kicks off at Buckingham Palace on Monday evening with Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones heading the line-up, along with younger artists.

Afterward, more than 4,200 beacons are to be set alight in Britain and abroad to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. One beacon is to be lit in Kenya at the Treetops Hotel, where Elizabeth was informed of her father's death in 1952, making her the queen.

After a drizzly, gray start, the weather looked better Monday morning, with a forecast of some sunshine by the time the concert starts.

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