JUBILEE Bank Holiday Monday is party day throughout the UK, and at the heart of the celebrations in North Yorkshire is BBC Music Live, bringing the music to the party.

BBC North Yorkshire and City of York Council, the organisers of York Live 2002, are bringing a full programme of musical entertainment and street performance to the city centre on this celebration weekend.

The day will see 170 towns and cities across the UK holding their BBC Music Live street parties, including stages hosted by every BBC local radio station. Celebrations climax in spectacular style with the Party At The Palace in the evening. There, 12,000 people will be the Queen's guests at a stunning rock and pop concert at Buckingham Palace, produced and broadcast by the BBC.

BBC cameras will be at all the major ceremonial events during the Bank Holiday weekend, and radio, television & BBCi will be broadcasting documentaries, debates, comedy and an opportunity to view the Royal Collection.

The BBC's Jubilee and Music Live coverage will result in more than 500 hours of radio and television broadcasts. From the smallest local radio stations to the biggest networks, television, radio and the internet will link the celebrating UK public, allowing them to share events with each other and the rest of the world - via BBC World Service, with its audience of 150 million around the globe.

As the nation's biggest patron of live music, the BBC is able to offer everyone a front-row seat at some once-in-a-lifetime concerts, and through its radio, television, Ceefax and on-line services, carry highlights from the UK's street festivals.

The BBC's international services will bring highlights of the festival to audiences around the world. Building on its previous success and the UK-wide musical festival of 2000, BBC Music Live will provide the musical soundtrack to the celebrations.

Wherever you live, there is an opportunity to make music, enjoy music, and celebrate.

Updated: 16:24 Wednesday, May 29, 2002