Andrea Bocelli to perform at Queen Anne naming ceremony in Liverpool

Renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform at the official naming ceremony of Cunard’s new ship Queen Anne.

The ceremony will take place in Liverpool on June 3 and will be hosted by TV presenter Emma Willis and former Busted member Matt Willis.

The line-up also features performances by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Craig Charles.

Cunard said it expects the ceremony, which will be held at the Liverpool Waterfront, to attract “thousands” of attendees as it officially welcomes Queen Anne as the 249th ship to bear its name.

Bocelli said: “It’s an honour to be performing in Liverpool for the official naming ceremony of Queen Anne.

“This event promises to be a beautiful celebration of artistry and craftsmanship which perfectly captures the spirit and elegance of Cunard’s new ship.

“To be taking part in such a historic occasion in a city rich in cultural heritage truly brings me great joy.”

Cunard president Katie McAlister said: “Liverpool is known the world over as Cunard’s spiritual home and we are thrilled to announce Maestro Bocelli as part of our incredible line-up of talented artists and performers for this special event.

“This celebration is a tribute to our rich history and a testament to the enduring bond between Cunard and the city of Liverpool.

“We look forward to honouring this legacy with a celebration of unforgettable performances that reflect the spirit and vibrancy of both our company and this magnificent city.”

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