10 years ago, thousands of people attended Unity 101 Community Radio’s celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Now, we are going to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign, with a public event in Southampton’s Mayflower Park. The Big Platinum Festival will take place on Sunday 5th June 2022, from 10am to 9pm.
Our celebrations will include local people displaying their work, skills and talents.
• The Introducing stage will feature upcoming local artists, along with poets and buskers.
• You can enjoy productions from local colleges on the Theatre Stage
On the Main Stage
• The Reign, a musical drama with notable headlines and hit songs from every decade with dance, visual effects and costumes.
Seven dance schools will perform dance numbers representing each of the decades that our queen has been a Monarch.
• The Big Platinum Band will perform songs from some of the 54 commonwealth countries. And top British-Asian, Caribbean, African Singers and dancers will create a vibrant atmosphere.
• Fun Party DJ’s will host a Chilli eating competition with prizes
• The Tribute Band Forever Queen will perform hit songs from the musically legends Queen’s.
Around the park
• 20 different food stalls
• A licensed Bar
• TV & Radio studios
• Fire engine and Police cars
• Dj and Cooking demonstration
• Grand Fun Fair
• New car displays
• Cricket, Saint’s Foundation & Unity 101 FC football workshops
• Kids Zone and Circus performances
• Southampton Music Hub & Chinese Dragon Dancers procession
• Large LED screens
• And Happiness managers with a goody bag give away
We will leave a legacy for everyone involved in the running of the event, to enhance our volunteers skills, knowledge and heighten their appreciation of what makes the UK a success story and how the Queen and Commonwealth unites us all. All attendees will have an unforgettable day and memories to cherish and share with others in the future.