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Missed out on Olympic Tickets? Get Diamond Jubilee tickets instead!

BY Boon Koh
Published 9 February 2012

If you’re like me and applied for loads of London Olympic 2012 tickets in the ticket ballot but didn’t get a single one, then instead of moping around at home on BBC3 during the summer, why not try your luck in getting free tickets for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?

The ticket ballot for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert has just opened, and will be accepting ticket requests till midnight, 2nd March 2012 (the deadline). Like the ballot for London 2012 Olympic tickets, these are not on a first come first served basis and whether you get them or not are purely based on luck, but its worth a try as they are free!

You can only request for a pair of tickets. However, there doesn’t seem to be any restrictions on more than one application per household, so get everyone in your family or house-share to apply to stand a better chance of getting some tickets.

There’s a pretty hot line-up for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert – lots of A-list artists such as Sir Tom Jones, Annie Lennox, Sir Elton John, and Sir Paul McCartney all performing. And that’s only 60% of the lineup confirmed so far – so there’s still lots more interesting announcements to come I reckon. And its not just pop and rock music performances – there will be world famous pianist Lang Lang performing his stunning piano solos as well as the English National Ballet giving a performance too.

There’s 10,000 free tickets in total available for the show. Not bad – if there are a million ballot entries, that means you stand a one in 200 chance of getting a pair of tickets. Doesn’t seem very high – but could actually be better than the odds of getting tickets to the Olympics opening ceremony or 100m men’s final during the ballot.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert takes place on the Monday 4th June at Buckingham Palace – if you get tickets for the concert, it will definitely be one of the most unique venues for a gig ever! Apart from the Diamond Jubilee Concert, there will also be a Thames River Pageant as well as The Big Lunch to celebrate the Queen’s 60 year reign.