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King Charles' Coronation Reportedly Whiffing on Big U.K. Music Acts | West  Observer


Harry Styles, Elton John, the Spice Girls, and several other artists have reportedly declined the invitation to perform at the upcoming coronation of King Charles III in May.

Adele and Ed Sheeran were the first artists to say no to the King’s invite, while another report revealed that Elton John, Harry Styles, and the Spice Girls also followed suit. The latter three acts reportedly turned down the coronation performance, scheduled for May 7, due to busy schedules.

At one point, the Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, Mel C, Mel B, Geri Horner, and Emma Bunton were nearly confirmed to reunite for the special performance but ultimately declined.

Additionally, Robbie Williams has also reportedly turned down the invite to perform, while his former Take That bandmates—Mark Owen, Howard Donald, and Gary Barlow—are still set to headline the concert, which will also feature Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kylie and Dannii Minogue, and Lionel Richie.

Olly Murs is reportedly in talks to join the headliners for the concert. According to the source of the outlet, “Olly has such stage presence and a huge fanbase, he’d be a great addition.”

“Organizers are working against the clock to pull together an exciting lineup but have hit a series of challenges,” a source told The Sun for the coronation concert. “Elton John was top of Charles’ list, but, due to his European tour, which sees him performing in Germany the Friday before, then again soon after the Windsor concert, he isn’t able to make the dash to the U.K. work. Meanwhile, man-of-the-moment Harry Styles is also tied up with touring and unable to get key band members together, as they’ll be on much-needed downtime.”

The coronation of the new monarch and The Queen Consort Camilla Parker Bowles is scheduled to take place at Westminster Abbey on May 6, 2023, and will be followed by a weekend of events, including the May 7 Coronation Concert, which will be broadcast live by BBC, and conclude with The Big Help Out on May 8, a day of service to encourage volunteerism across the country.


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That’s what happens when you go for the biggest names possible   Ollie Murs and other UK only acts is probably the way to go.

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