The Queen’s Baton Relay - as the traditional curtain-raiser to the Commonwealth Games - will finish its journey through England with a stop-off at Alnwick Castle in June.
The baton will visit the Castle as it hosts a final event in England before the Baton is handed over at English/Scottish border.
A message from the Queen to the Commonwealth - that will be read out at the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow Games - is contained inside the baton.
Hundreds of schoolchildren will be invited to the castle grounds to take part in a series of sports – both modern and traditional – to symbolise the region’s sporting heritage.
The Queen’s Baton Relay will call at the following places in the North East on the final day of its tour:
- Newcastle and Gateshead on the morning of Friday 13 June
- Alnwick Castle in Northumberland on the afternoon of Friday 13 June
Jessie J says she is "extremely upset" she will not be performing at Alnwick Castle tomorrow.
News the singer would postpone the concert broke late today saying the concert would be rescheduled until August 25.
KAL Music Limited said: "Following a visit to her doctor this morning, blood tests have revealed that Jessie is suffering from CMV, a virus which has caused her considerable fatigue. Doctors have advised that the exertion of performances this weekend would be likely to prolong the recovery period.
All existing tickets will be valid for the new date. Any refunds will be made at point of purchase.
A message from Jessie J's management team reads: "Jessie is extremely upset to be disappointing her fans at such short notice but looks forward to seeing everyone on August 25"
Singer Jessie J has confirmed today her planned concert tomorrow at Alnwick Castle will be postponed until August.
Pop star Jessie J will be headlining an outdoor show at Alnwick Castle, on Saturday July 21st.
The show promises to be the biggest event ever held at the Castle and establishes it as one of the UK's major venues for outdoor summer shows.