Viewers in stitches at King Charles insisting on Ibiza classics to open coronation concert
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Viewers have been left in stitches after BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong opened the coronation concert with Ibiza classics.
Plenty of eyes will be fixed on the coronation concert tonight (7 May), all being compered by Hugh Bonneville, but the opening act wasn't exactly the sort of thing you'd imagine King Charles having on his playlist.
However, it turns out that playing Ibiza classics at the concert was something King Charles specifically requested, at least according to Pete Tong.
He said he hopes it will be a 'brilliant' way to start the show in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
"He wanted Ibiza classics, that was very specific," Tong said before the show of the somewhat unexpected choice of music to open the concert.
"And then they asked us to suggest a couple of songs so we suggested three or four, and he came back with one of them and that’s the one that’s starting the show, so they very much had an involvement in what they wanted us to perform."
"I think they want to put across a big variety of UK talent and touch all different demographics and be relevant to different age groups."
"I mean, the shows we do we literally get kids up to pensioners. Relapse ravers, we call them – so maybe there’s a few relapsed ravers in the royal household, we don’t know."
People watching the show have been left in stitches, though some were hoping that the DJ would have stayed on stage a little while longer.
Plenty rolled out the 'it's all gone a bit Pete Tong' joke, while someone else said they were hoping 'Charles just gets Pete Tong to do the entire Ibiza classics set'.
Another joked that 'King Charlie reliving his Ibiza classics days with Pete Tong' was a great way to open the concert.
"Hundreds of millions of people around the world are currently googling what 'Pete Tong’ means," someone else wrote.
Some viewers were wondering 'are we really meant to believe the King and Queen love raving to Ibiza classics?' but apparently it was Charles himself who asked for it, so we guess so.
Still, plenty of viewers were sure this sort of music wasn't quite the royal family's thing as they said: "Camilla watching Pete Tong pretend to do stuff might be the best moment of the weekend so far."
Plenty were approving of the newly crowned King having his big ceremony and then 'opens up his coronation party tonight with Pete Tong on the decks'.
One viewer said it was all adding up to be a 'baffling event', as Pete Tong was followed by Olly Murs and a slew of other performers, while at time of writing there's a Shakespeare recital going on.