Kylie Minogue to perform for Queens 90th

Australian pop star Kylie Minogue will perform at the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations in the grounds of Windsor Castle in May.

The 47-year-old will sing at the May 15 event which will also feature performances by English singer-songwriter Jess Glynne, Welsh classical singer Katherine Jenkins and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.

The South Australian Police band and the New Zealand Army band will also perform in the arena at the celebration along with 900 horses, reflecting the Queen's lifelong love of riding.

The celebration will tell the story of the Queen's life from her birth in 1926, through the Second World War, to her coronation in 1953 and a reign spanning more than 60 years.

Also performing at the event will be soul singer Beverley Knight, actor Martin Clunes and Wolf Hall star Damian Lewis.

Dame Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in 2006 film The Queen, will also make an appearance.

Other stars attending will be singer Alfie Boe, Star Wars leading man John Boyega, singer-songwriter James Blunt and Downton Abbey star Jim Carter.

Absolutely Fabulous comedian Jennifer Saunders, stage and screen actress Imelda Staunton and presenter Alan Titchmarsh will also participate.

The event will be aired by British broadcaster ITV on May 15.

Source: AAP

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