An indigenous singer who was one of the Rocket Man’s 2008 opening acts, is to perform a specially commissioned song at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in London – as part of a chorus of stars.
Gurrumul Yunupingu will share the stage with Elton, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones and Cliff Richard at the event on Monday, June 4.
They will perform the song Sing, which was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow, as part of musical celebrations for the Queen’s 60-year reign.
The tune has been recorded at studios around the world, including Australia, Kenya, Jamaica, the Solomon Islands and the iconic Abbey Road studios in London.
Gurrumul’s contribution is featured in the chorus, where he sings in his native Yolngu language – “sing loud, sing strong, sing clear” – words that the blind entertainer wrote.
The Queen’s Jubilee Concert will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC One HD and on BBC Radio 2 in the UK and streamed online worldwide.
- Sing will be released as a CD and download on May 28.