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Ballot opens for King Charles coronation concert

A ballot has now opened for 10,000 free tickets to watch a concert at Windsor Castle to mark the coronation of King Charles.

The concert will be held on May 7, the day after King Charles is crowned at Westminster Abbey, and will be televised by the BBC. 

There are 5,000 pairs of tickets in the ballot and each applicant will be able to nominate a guest. The ballot opened this morning (Friday) and will close on February 28. 

The tickets will be allocated based on geographical spread of the UK population with successful applicants notified in late April. 

Charlotte Moore, BBC chief content officer, said: “The coronation concert on the BBC will bring the nation together to mark this momentous occasion and we are thrilled to be able to offer the public the opportunity to be part of the event at Windsor Castle through a national ballot, as well as providing audiences with exclusive coverage across TV and radio.”

The concert is set to be attended by volunteers from The King and The Queen Consort’s charity affiliations. 

The remaining tickets will also be made available to charitable organisations including those who work to support young people, the military, the environment and those who support their local communities and the wider Commonwealth.