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Youth Music Voices
Youth Music Voices is providing 100 of the UK's most talented young vocalists with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join in and celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With its own style and individuality, Youth Music's national singing team is unlike any other choir in the UK.

Myleene Klass 
It's hard to know which description best sums up Myleene Klass. Musician, TV presenter, author, businesswoman or model? The truth is, Myleene is all of these things, and much more. This young musician has become one of the most prolific talents in the UK thanks to a wealth of talent, an abundance of personality, and a few lucky breaks.

Jon Culshaw
Jon Culshaw is regarded by many as the best impressionist in the UK.  With a repertoire of over 350 impressions he is well known to TV viewers for shows such as the award-winning Dead Ringers, Alter Ego and Spitting Image where he provided the voices to over forty characters.   

Ramin
One of musical theatre's leading men and star of the Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary - Live At Royal Albert Hall, Love Never Dies, Les Miserables, and Miss Saigon, Ramin Karimloo will perform musical theatre classics as well as songs from his self-titled debut album.

Disney in concert - Princesses & Pirates 
The finale of each day will be ‘The Magic Of Disney In Concert' starring Princesses and Pirates, an unforgettable, 70-minute Disney concert produced specially to mark the Jubilee celebrations, featuring beloved Disney songs and characters.

Strictly Come Dancing
The Festival will play host to the very first performance specially designed for a festival from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing presented by BBC Worldwide and hosted by Craig Revel Horwood. Already confirmed to return to the dancefloor is 2011 finalist Chelsee Healey.

Laura Wright
Britain's most exciting soprano Laura Wright is one of the most popular classical artists in the UK, outselling some of the world's biggest classical names and only 21 years old. Handpicked to record a new anthem for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Stronger As One was performed at Westminster Abbey in front of the Queen in March.

War Horse
Choreographed specially for The Jubilee Family Festival the event will feature appearances by the puppets and actors from the National Theatre's award-winning production of War Horse. This unique and special arrangement will feature Joey and Topthorn, the breathtaking life-sized horse puppets alongside the stunning musical arrangements and songs from the critically acclaimed production. 

KIDS ZONE

Thomas & Friends
Thomas & Friends™ has been making tracks to great destinations for over 65 years. Initially created by a father for his son, today the little blue engine is enjoyed by families across the globe. Through colourful and timeless stories children embark on a host of exciting journeys with their engine friends and learn about discovery, friendship and cooperation.

Mike The Knight
Mike the Knight™ transports viewers to a bygone age filled with castles, quests and dragons. The son of the king and queen of Glendragon, Mike is determined to become a great and noble knight like his father. Through his endeavours, Mike discovers the power of responsibility and learns about doing things the right way. 

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam™ has been racing to the rescue of his friends and colleagues since he first made his UK TV debut in 1987. Whether stuck on a high cliff-face or caught in an underground cave, the children of Pontypandy know help is always close at hand thanks to brave and resourceful Fireman Sam. 

Angelina Ballerina
Angelina Ballerina, a beloved publishing property for close to three decades, is a little star with big dreams of becoming a prima ballerina. This feisty little mouse works hard to reach her goals and along the way, always learns from her mistakes. When little girls share in Angelina's experiences, they're inspired to go after their big dreams too. 

Bob The Builder
Bob the Builder and his Machine Team are ready to tackle any project. As they hammer out the solutions that lead to a job well done, Bob and his friends demonstrate the power of positive-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and follow-through. Most importantly, from start to finish, the team always show that The Fun Is In Getting It Done!  

COMMONWEALTH

Jaipur Maharaja Brass Band
The music combines Indian melodies, driving brass rhythms, traditional Rajastan folk music with popular themes from Bollywood, jazz, funk, pop, reggae and even a touch of Hindustani classical music. Our gypsy dancer is famous all over India for her "dance of the cobra" and our fire-eating fakir walks barefoot on nails, broken glass and dances with knives.

London African Gospel Choir
The London African Gospel Choir was founded by the East African community in London to promote the gospel, create a platform of excellence for African gospel singers and musicians and popularise the superb gospel songs that have sprung from Africa. 
Their show includes traditional and original songs and the choreography adds a spectacular element to their performance. 


Harambe Female Drummers
The Harambe drummers consists of singers, dancers, storytellers, and drummers began playing together in North London at the Caribbean Culture Centre over four years ago. Specialising in traditional African rhythms and Caribbean traditional songs, dance and drum rhythms such as nyahbinghi, mento, kumina, bruckins, juba, burru and many more. 

The Black KnightsThe Black Knights are the display team of the Royal Artillery Parachute Association. The team, which comprises 4 serving Gunners drawn from the 15 regiments of the Royal Artillery, are all regular soldiers with extensive and recent combat experience. To qualify for inclusion in the Black Knights each team member must have completed at least 200 parachute descents.

Mahotella Queens
Formed in 1964 The Mahotella Queens are a South African singing group noted for their clear three-part harmonies, Mbaqanga township music and fast-paced mgqashiyo dancing. They have been touring since the 1960s and have sold out shows in South Africa, the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia as well as headlining WOMAD in 2006.

New Zealand Māori Kapa Haka Performers
Kapa haka (kapa meaning group and haka refers to a Māori dance) is an avenue for Maori people to express their heritage and cultural identity through song and dance involving choral singing, dance and movements associated in the hand-to-hand combat practiced by Māori in pre-colonial times presented in a synchronisation of action, timing, posture, footwork and sound. 

PARADE

British Youth Corps of Drums 
Up until WWI troops marched into battle to the sound of the fife and the drum, usually played by boy soldiers. The British Youth Corps of Drums is the only organisation in the UK promoting military drum and fife music in schools and at events such as the British Military Tournament and the Jubilee Family Festival.

The White Helmets Motor Cycle Display Team
The White Helmets is the 30 strong motor cycle display team of the Royal Corps of Signals. It traces its origins back to 1927 when a group of signals instructors decided to form a mixed horse and motor cycle display and has been performing at tattoos, tournaments and other displays ever since. 

RAF Police Dogs Display Team
The RAF Regiment, which is responsible for British military airfield security, has employed working dogs since it was formed in 1942 during World War II. The dogs are always referred to as "Air Dog" followed by their name. They are employed either in general security duties and on specialist tasks such as detecting explosives.

Royal Army Physical Training Corps
Founded in 1860, the RAPTC's job is to get the soldiers of the British Army "fit to fight", recruiting from existing units and all its members hold the rank of Sergeant or above. The RAPTC Display team has two programmes staging at the Jubilee Family Festival; its comic Edwardian display and the more serious High Horse display.

The British Imperial Military Band
Formed from former military musicians, many of whom served in Guards bands, the BIMB exists to promote and play the finest military music at events including weddings and private parties. At the Jubilee Family Festival the BIMB will be under the direction of Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Graham Jones MBE.

The Tigers Motorcycle Display Team
Based in Gosport, Hants, The Tigers was founded 30 years ago to give boys and girls the experience and discipline of riding motorcycles in formation and at speed. The Tigers act is modeled on the stunts of The White Helmets but is performed by boys and girls from the age of 5 to 15.

The Pipes and Drums of the Southern Highlanders
The Southern Highlanders is a military marching pipe band, comprising 50 musicians, 40 of whom are on parade at the Jubilee family Festival. Many of the musicians served in the armed forces. In the past three years the band has performed in Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Holland and Jersey.

The Drum Horse of The Queen's Royal Hussars 
The regiments that make up the QRH have fought in every major conflict since 1685 and the regiment has 172 battle honours and 8 Victoria Crosses; Sir Winston Churchill served in the 4th Hussars. The silver kettledrums carried on parade were captured by the 3rd Hussars at the Battle of Dettingen in 1743. 
The Light Cavalry of the Honourable Artillery Company
The Light Cavalry was formed in 1861 as a mounted reconnaissance unit. In 1891 it was absorbed into the horse artillery element of the HAC. It was reformed in 1979 as the mounted ceremonial unit of the Honourable Artillery Company and its principal role is to provide a mounted Escort for the City of London's Lady Mayoress. 

The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars was formed in 1795 and fought with distinction in the Boer War, the First and Second World Wars. It is now C Squadron of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, part of the Territorial Army.  The RGH Skill-at-Arms team regularly performs displays and competitions of traditional mounted military skills including tent pegging and ‘sword, lance and revolver'.

The Royal Logistics Corps
The RLC is the largest unit in the British Army, formed in 1993 through the amalgamation of the Royal Corps of Transport, the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, the Royal Pioneer Corps, the Army Catering Corps and the postal and courier services of the Royal Engineers. The Corps holds 5 Victoria Crosses, 8 George Crosses and 84 George Medals. 

The Standard Bears of the Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 and is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to serving and ex-members of Britain's armed services and their dependents. Every branch of the Royal British Legionhas its own Standard. The RBL Standards on parade today are all drawn from RBL branches in the Greater London area.

The Chelsea Pensioners
The Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded in 1682 by King Charles II to provide soldiers with a fitting home for their retirement. Today there are some 250 In Pensioners, more usually known as ‘Chelsea Pensioners' - including, since 2009, three women - all of whom must be over 65 and currently single.