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  Fire at Palace doesn't stop pop party
Updated 03 June 2002, 10.30
Buckingham Palace
The Golden Jubilee pop concert at Buckingham Palace will go ahead on Monday, even though a fire broke out there at the weekend.

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Officials are investigating how the fire in the west wing of the Palace started. No one was hurt in the blaze which was quickly put out by fire-fighters.

The main highlight of Monday night will be the pop concert with performances from loads of top stars, like Will Young and S Club 7.

Many of the stars, who were in the palace rehearsing, were rushed to safety when the building was evacuated because of the blaze.

Beacons

Fact File
Monday's main Jubilee events
11.00am: Start of BBC Music Live festival, Hyde Park
1.00pm: Nationwide festivities officially begin with gun salute in Hyde Park
7.30pm: Pop concert, Buckingham Palace
10.30pm: Firework display, Buckingham Palace and Green Park

Around 12,000 people will be at the concert in the Queen's gardens which will be televised for the country.

The gig is to be opened by Queen rocker Brian May playing God Save the Queen.

Then a beacon will be lit to start the chain of 1,600 other blazing beacons around the world, and hundreds of fireworks will be set off from the Palace roof.

Parties everywhere

And all over the UK people are celebrating with parades and street parties.

The parties will kick off at 1.00pm when church bells ring around the country.

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