Gary Barlow is the man given the task of putting together the performers for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert – one of the most prestigious events of the year.
Currently the event, to be held on June 4th, comprises of Sir Elton John, JLS, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney amongst others, but there is no sign of One Direction, yet.
Speaking with the Daily Mirror, an insider said: “Obviously Gary has close connections with Simon Cowell and The X Factor, and is keen to get One Direction signed up. A few things need to be moved around but hopefully the boys will be signed up by the end of the month.”
Hazza Styles said they would love to be asked to perform at the gig, saying: “I’d love to meet Her Royal Highness. And I grew up listening to the Beatles ’cos my dad used to play them over and over again. I still listen to them now. They’re quite an inspiration.”
Harry went on to say: “It’d be amazing if Paul McCartney was up for doing something… I love him. That would be incredible. We’ve got a lot of big plans but I’m sure anything would be struck out of the diary if an invitation came along.”
The event will be held in front of Buckingham Palace in front of the Queen Victoria memorial, and Gary Barlow is doing his best to ensure the event is as spectacular as it can be.
His admiration for One Direction is obvious to see, and recently he tweeted: “Another big congrats to @onedirection on their US success.America loving our boy bands.Maybe I’ll get me cycling shorts back on!! #ornot”.
Elsewhere, it’s only a day till tickets for 1D’s North American concerts go on sale. If you want to know the dates or buy them online, check out our One Direction Tour Dates page. The tickets go on sale this Saturday morning.