Plans unveiled for Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

Date Posted: 13/04/2011

Groups will have the chance to experience one of the major celebrations of the Queen’s 60-year reign, as the river Thames provides the backdrop for the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the 3rd June 2012.

Visitors to London can line the banks of the Thames to witness the Queen leading a flotilla of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. Promoted as a piece of theatre on the water, integrating music, fireworks and special effects, the flotilla is expected to measure seven and a half miles from end to end, and is to be comprised of rowing boats, sailing ships, steamers, wooden launches and motorised craft.

Groups can enjoy live entertainment and music from the six decades of the Queen’s reign and a pyrotechnic barge will provide further spectacle, with daytime fireworks and a mechanical flame-spitting dragon. The pageant site is to stretch from Putney Bridge in west London to Tower Bridge and onwards to Canary Wharf in the east.

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