Incredible demand to see the likes of Paul McCartney and Will Young at Buckingham Palace...

Almost two million people have applied for just 24,000 tickets to the QUEEN’S JUBILEE concerts in the grounds of BUCKINGHAM PALACE in June.

The two shows will see some of the biggest names in classical music and rock perform to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Queen on the throne.

Aretha Franklin and Paul McCartney Atomic Kitten, Beach Boys founder member Brian Wilson, S Club 7, Tom Jones and current chart hero Will Young are amongst the artists confirmed for the pop show on June 3.

Billed as Party At The Palace, the event, which will be compared by comedians Lenny Henry and Ben Elton, will see 12,000 tickets handed out to people throughout the British Isles. The Willy Wonka-style golden tickets will be allocated by a ballot on a proportional basis, with the share of tickets going to each county depending on the size of its population. They are limited to two per person.

The classical music concert will also take place two days before on June 1. Dame Kiri De Te Kanawa will star.

The concerts will be broadcast on BBC nationwide and around London on specially erected giant screens.