The Royal Warrant Holders Association will host the event over four days in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace, between the 11th and 14th July, showcasing a broad range of companies with a Royal Warrant.
The Coronation Festival will celebrate innovation, excellence and industry through craft and trade; promoting the very best of UK PLC, both nationally and internationally, as a thriving destination for business, investment and tourism.
Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to individuals or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years to the Households of The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of Wales. Warrants have always been regarded as hallmarks of quality, excellence and service.
The Coronation Festival will be split into four specific showcase areas: Design and Technology; Food and Drink; Style Pursuits and Pastimes; and Homes and Gardens. There will also be a section for The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, which helps financially disadvantaged, experienced crafts people to further their skills through the funding of further education and training.
The Festival will be open to members of the public from Friday, 12th to Sunday, 14th July. There will be a Royal Preview on Thursday, 11th July for invited guests, including Members of the Royal Family, charities, patronages, media, armed forces, inward investors and overseas trade missions, and guests of the Royal Warrant Holders Association and the Royal Household.
In the evening, the Gardens, with Buckingham Palace as the back-drop, will host a magnificent performance of music and dance. The Coronation Gala will celebrate cultural life during the reign of Her Majesty, showcasing the achievements and personality of this extraordinary age. The performances will chime with the themes of the Festival - tradition, excellence and innovation - featuring a range of superb home-grown UK talent with a focus on youth, as well as performers from across the Commonwealth - a unique, energetic and entertaining show for this very special celebration.
Over 200 of the existing Royal Warrant Holders have committed to exhibit at the Festival offering a broad cross-section of companies from traditional craftsmen, to global and multi-national firms operating at the cutting edge of technology, including: Roberts Radio, Worcester Bosch, Berry Bros & Rudd, Denhay Farms, Mosimanns, Prestat, Royal Brierley Crystal, Halcyon Days, Stoneham, Zone Creations, Milborrow Chimney Sweeps, Austin Reed, Clarins, G B Kent & Sons, Gieves & Hawkes, Hunter Boot, Mappin & Webb, Penhaligon’s, Truefitt & Hill, Vale Brothers and many others*.
60,000 visitors will be able to come to Buckingham Palace for the Coronation Festival.