By admin on March 3,2012 • Comments Off on One Direction Set to Perform for the Queen

One Direction are celebrating after going down in history as the first UK act ever to enter the US Billboard 200 chart at number one with their debut album.

Despite loving life in America, the icing on the cake for Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan would be to come home to Britain and perform at one of the biggest and most prestigious events of the year – the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert.

Gary Barlow is organizing the music spectacular and he has made no secret of the fact he is a huge fans of the 1D boys, recently Tweeting: “Another big congrats to @onedirection on their US success.America loving our boy bands.Maybe I’ll get me cycling shorts back on!! #ornot”

Gary has pulled together an incredible line-up for the celebratory concert, which takes place on June 4, including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Sir Tom Jones, JLS, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Cliff Richard – could One Direction be next on the bill?

A concert insider told The Mirror: “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.”

Harry confirmed the group would love to perform at the concert, especially if they could take to the stage with Paul McCartney.

He said: “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. 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.”

Gary is working tirelessly to ensure the special free event will be a fitting showcase of the best of British talent to mark 60 years of the Queen being on the throne.

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and other royals will attend the event, which will be staged at the Queen Victoria memorial at the end of The Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace, which Gary describes as “the best backdrop in the world.”