Friday, 6 April 2012

Raghu Dixit to perform at Jubilee Pageant

The Raghu Dixit Project has been lined up to perform at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant - a theatrical extravaganza celebrating the monarch’s 60-year reign.
The hugely popular crossover music group will join a host of other stars, including actor Sanjeev Bhaskar, comedian Omid Djalili, Dame Helen Mirren, Britain’s Got Talent’s Susan Boyle, vocal quartet Il Divo, US classical violinist David Garrett, and South African actors from the hit West End musical Lion King in the show to be held at Windsor Castle in June.
Reports say the 90-minute show will also feature some 550 horses and more than 1000 other performers, highlighting “the Queen’s passion for horses and everything equestrian”.
The international nature of the event is meant to celebrate more than 250 Commonwealth and state visits the Queen has made during her reign.
The show's director and producer Simon Brooks Ward told the Press Association: "We have been overwhelmed by the goodwill and support from stars across the globe, who each have their own personal memories of the Queen, and share an enormous amount of love and respect for her work.
The Raghu Dixit Project’s appearance at the festival is further evidence of their increasing popularity in the United Kingdom.
Having won over British hearts with its wonderfully soulful performance on Live with Jools Holland in 2010, the band has performed at a number of high profile events in the UK, including Glastonbury and Alchemy at Southbank.
This month the band will be performing at the 2012 Alchemy Festival as well as at OneFest in Wiltshire before appearing on the Andrew Marr Show.
The Project’s week-long tour of England beginning 13th April will be filmed in a series of video blogs which will  be shown daily on The UKAsian.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant will be broadcast on ITV1 in June.
-    Staff Reporter (Edited by Vijitha Alles)

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