There are 5,000 pairs of free Diamond Jubilee Concert tickets available through the Ballot.
Each successful applicant in the Ballot will be able to nominate a guest, giving a total of 10,000 tickets.
Applicants must be 18 or over as of 7 February 2012 to apply for a ticket. The nominated guest must be aged 13 or over as of 7 February 2012.
The Ballot is open to those who are resident in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man; and to those who have a BFPO address. Other overseas entries will not be considered. This applies to both applicants and their guest.
Applications may only be made online or by post.
Only one application per person is permitted regardless of method of application. Duplicate entries are not permitted. Checks will be made to identify and exclude duplicate entries.
Applications can be made from 10:30 hrs GMT on 7 February 2012 until 23:59 hrs GMT on 2 March 2012. Postal applications must be received by 2 March 2012. Applications received after 2 March 2012, whether online or by post, will not be considered. If you apply online, at the end of the application process, you will receive an email confirming safe receipt of the application within 48 hours. If you apply by post you will not receive any confirmation of your application.
After the closing date, tickets will be randomly drawn in a way that fairly reflects population spread across the UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man, and BFPO.
Tickets are not being allocated on a first-come first-served basis. There is as much chance of being selected if the application is made on 7 February as by the closing time on 2 March. Applications do not guarantee that you will receive a ticket through the ballot process.
Successful applicants will be notified by email (if the application was made online) and by letter (if the application was made by post) by the end of March 2012. At that time successful applicants will be asked to re-confirm their details, and provide details of their nominated guest.
If you apply online, please check to see if your application has been successful; and check your spam and junk mail folders.
Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.
If successful applicants do not re-confirm their details and provide their guest details by 9 April 2012, their tickets will be forfeited and re-allocated.
Successful applicants (and their guests) are responsible for their own costs including travel to and from the event, and accommodation.
Tickets are strictly non-transferable. The ticket cannot be used by anyone other than the person whose name appears on it. See security arrangements in the FAQ section.
The BBC, Ticketmaster, their sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any telephone network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any email or application being lost or not properly registered or recorded.
No responsibility can be accepted for late or lost applications. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
Tickets may not be sold, traded, or offered for sale; and may not be used as a prize or for any other promotional or trade purpose by any organisation, except the BBC or the Royal Household.
Applicants must supply full details as required and comply with all rules and regulations to be eligible for the ticket(s). No responsibility is accepted for ineligible applications, or applications made fraudulently.
The personal details you provide when entering the ballot will only be used by the BBC, Ticketmaster (the company contracted to collect application details, manage the application process, and the ballot on our behalf), RE:Media (the company contracted by Ticketmaster to build the website infrastructure), the Royal Household and other organisations concerned with the administration and security of the event. Information will only be held for as long as is necessary to ensure full, proper and appropriate administration of the event, following the event and be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Please visit the BBC's Privacy & Cookies Policy for more information.
The BBC and the Royal Household reserve the right at any time to cancel or postpone the event and ticket process at any stage for any reason. Should the event be cancelled, postponed or line-up changed for any reason, neither the BBC nor the Royal Household will be liable for any loss of money or expenses incurred including but not limited to the cost of travel to the venue and/or accommodation.
These Ballot Rules are governed by the laws of England and Wales.
This event is administered by the BBC. The BBC retain a discretionary right throughout to alter, amend or change the Ballot Rules.
To find out more information please go to the frequently asked questions section.