Freddie Mercury Birthday: Triple Announcement!
– STRIKE 1: “We Going To Tear It Up!”…The Party Now Has a DJ!
This year we are going for a REAL party vibe, we are going full-on Freddie and hitting the dance floor. Responsible for this all singing, all dancing, and air-guitar posing section of the night will be Alexander ‘The Dark Lord’ Milas, the Classic Rock DJ from another dimension. Alex is a full-blooded Queen fan and a fixture of the Hard Rock Community…
“Anyone who knows anything about Queen knows that nobody loved a party more than Freddie Mercury and on September 7th we’re going to bring the house down in his name. Bring your best shapes and your dancing shoes, we’re gonna do the Fandango ’til dawn!” – Alex Milas
– STRIKE 2: The Miracle 30th Anniversary Celebrations Come to Montreux!
As previously announced Bulsara and His Queenies will be performing The Miracle album in its entirety as part of their live set on the night and to compliment that, we can now also reveal that Queen’s senior studio engineer and co-producer Justin Shirley Smith will be in attendance and bringing some tracks from the album for you to mix in the Mountain Studios room – Justin was also an assistant engineer on the 1989 album, so come loaded up with questions! Queen Archivist Greg Brooks will also be returning and curating a specially expanded ‘The Miracle’ cabinet in the Queen Studio Experience. The new display will be making its debut on the party weekend – you guys will be the first to see it!
“The Miracle was always a favourite of mine. It contains familiar tracks that most people have heard, but also some lesser-known gems like My Baby Does Me and Was It All Worth It. Aside from the musicality and the poignant aspects of certain songs, I always think of that album in terms of its striking and impactive imagery. There is much wonderfully diverse memorabilia from The Miracle and its five singles, and therefore it’s a natural choice to make a special fuss of. I plan to unveil quite a few more rarities, some never exhibited before. The Miracles will occur on the ninth month!” – Greg Brooks
– STRIKE 3: Ticket Lottery to win a miniature Red Special signed by Brian May, Roger Taylor and…John Deacon!
Yes, you read that right, all THREE remaining members of Queen have signed a miniature Red Special for the event and all those who purchase a ticket for the party will be entered into a draw to win it. EVERYONE who has already purchased their tickets already will, of course, be included in the draw, nobody will miss out, all you need to do is purchase a ticket. The winner will be announced on the night.
“We wanted to find something special for our 5th Anniversary event and I think we got it! A miniature Red Special signed by John, Roger and Brian is worth the ticket price alone, it’s like the Golden Ticket for Queen Fans!” – Emma Donoghue, The MPT
The Official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party – 5th Anniversary Event takes place at the Casino Barriere in Montreux on Saturday 7th September.
Tickets are on sale now @ www.queenonlinestore.com/Mercury-Phoenix-Trust/