02:30PM, Tuesday 24 November 2015
Tickets for the Queen’s 90th birthday festivities in Windsor went on sale this morning.
At 9am this morning, 25,000 tickets went on sale and were sold out on the official website within hours.
The celebration will take place over four nights from May 12, 2016, at Windsor Castle’s Home Park - the private estate of the castle.
Members of the royal family will be attending every night, with the Queen due to attend final night, May 15, which will be broadcast live on ITV.
International acts and British icons are set to perform as well as the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and a selection of police and army bands from the commonwealth.
Tickets range from £55 to £195, with money raised going to charity.
For those not able to get tickets to the evening shows, a pre-performance party will be held on The Long Walk on the final night. 5,000 free tickets will be up for grabs in early 2016 through a ballot.
Producer and director Simon Brooks-Ward said: “We’ve been working hard to make this a most unique birthday celebration.
“We’re especially delighted with our plans to offer an extra 5,000 people the chance to be part of the celebrations on The Long Walk.”
Visit www.hmq90.co.uk for more information.
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