Music is to be an integral part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and pieces commissioned for the event will receive their world premiere on special musical barges.
Classical music, Bollywood anthems, Scottish tunes, English folk songs and military marches are some of the performances that will be staged on the river. The London Philharmonic Orchestra will play pieces relevant to buildings it passes.
It was announced today that music from the Beatles would be part of the backdrop to the events performed by musicians and singers on a barge led by celebrated jazz trumpeter and composer Guy Barker.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to join the Queen on her royal barge during the River Thames pageant celebrating the Diamond Jubilee.
The banner that will adorn the royal barge has been unveiled along with other details of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.