Announced in the UK on a breakfast show this morning, musical maestro Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber will be teaming up Gary Barlow (from UK boy band Take That) to create a song for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
They are going to be scouring locations around the globe to find other artists to perform with them. The song will be performed at the star-studded Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace on 4th June 2012.
In preparation, they will embark on an epic journey around the Commonwealth to discover what the Queen means to ordinary people. His trip will feature in an hour-long documentary to be screened by BBC1!
Barlow and Lord Lloyd Webber will also aim to incorporate different musical traditions into the song, which will feature artists and contributors from the UK and Commonwealth. They could include international names and unknowns from remote villages.
Barlow's journey will see him travel to the Caribbean, Africa, the Pacific Islands and Australasia.
He said: “This is probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever taken on musically. I’m so excited and thrilled to be a part of it.”
Lord Lloyd Webber said: “It is a huge honour to be involved in this historic occasion and I am looking forward very much to working with Gary.”