Freddie Mercury
Celebration Days 2019

September 5/6/7/8 - 2019

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All the "Freddie Celebration Days 2019" concerts and events are free.

Programme subject to change

Last programme update : 17.04.2018

Thursday September 5th - Freddie Mercury's birthday !

6 pm
Around Freddie Mercury's statue

Opening of food and drink stalls and Queen music

7:30 pm to 9 pm
Covered Market

Concert : "39 Queen Tribute (IT)

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'39 Queen Tribute, second year in Montreux, will play a new gig on September 5th for the Montreux Celebration 2019 week end.

This will be the day of Freddie’s 73rd Birthday under the Market Place.

The band, founded by Angelo Malatesta, guitarist owner of Innuendo Studios – Milan - and known to the Italian audience also for his guitar-tech role in the Italian version of Brian May's "Red Special" book (published by Tsunami Edizioni and translated by Raffaella Rolla). Musicians are Mitia Maccaferri - frontman and singer, Angelo Malatesta - guitar, Roberto Brogi - bass, Gabriele Grossi - drum and, Maximilian Agostini piano and keyboard.

’39 Queen Tribute is officially supporting the Mercury Phoenix Trust to raise funds in Italy since september 5th 2016.

Follow the band #39queentributeofficial on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and Twitter official pages.

Concert :

Friday September 6th

11 am
Around Freddie Mercury's statue

Opening of food and drink stalls and Queen music

2 pm and 3:30 pm
Pontoon Kiosque à Musique

Boat tour (L'Aquarel) with Peter Freestone to the Lake House

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Solar boat " L'Aquarel", capacity 20 seats
Information and reservation HERE.

Boat tour (L'Aquarel) with Peter Freestone to the Lake House
7 pm to 7:30 pm
Covered Market

"Peter Freestone Evening" - Making-of Bohemian Rhapsody Movie

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Video Screening with Peter Freestone & Milan

More infos to come

7:30 pm to 8 pm
Covered Market

Introducing the TFA Project - Titanic-Freddie-Aids

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8pm to 8:30pm
Covered Market

Concert : "The Bohemians" (CZ)

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Covered Market

Concert: "Vladimir Hron and The Drops" (HU) - The Wembley Show

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Invited by Peter Freestone and Milan

Saturday September 7th

11am
Around Freddie Mercury's statue

Opening of food and drink stalls and Queen music

10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm
Pontoon "Bon Port"

Boat trip (La Demoiselle) with Peter Freestone to the Lake House.

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Sail boat "La Demoiselle", capacity 50 seats
Information and reservation HERE.

Boarding at Pontoon "Bon Port"

Boat trip (La Demoiselle) with Peter Freestone to the Lake House.
1:30 pm
Market Place

"Heroes Project", participatory project led by Milan

2 pm to 3 pm
Covered Market

Concert : "Alfie Thomas" (UK) - 13 years old who idolises Freddie Mercury

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Alfie won best solo performer at Battle of the Bands last year.

Alfie is a 13 year old boy who idolises Freddie Mercury. He became interested in Queen when he heard Bohemian Rhapsody on the car Stereo a couple of years ago. He fell in love with the song and this is where his fascination with Freddie all started.

His mother got him a vocal coach but he didnt like it because she was trying to mould him into something he didn't want to be. He wanted to be different like Freddie and knew that Freddie didn't have any vocal training.

Alfie has Asperger Syndrome which means he has no real friends. He is a very lonely young man and he learnt from Freddie that it is ok to be different and that it doesnt matter what other people say.

Alfie is self taught on the piano, he sings and he also plays the guitar and bass and he has already written 21 of his own songs and recorded 4 of them up to now.

He won best solo performer at Battle of the Bands last year.  He also won student of the year at his vocal school even though he only attended a few lessons.  He doesnt just sing, he performs, just like Freddie did

Concert :
3 pm to 3:30 pm
Covered Market

Concert: "SMILE!" (CH) - Chorus from Vevey school

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SMILE, the choir of the Vevey schools, beats to the rhythm of the Anglo-Saxon musical comedy under the pulse of Christophe Farin, their musical director.

These young artists participate in many projects whose motto is always the same : to share the pleasure of being on stage.

From a few voices only to more than fifty, the number of people in the choir varies according to the events. After having recently accompanied Laurent Voulzy on the prestigious stage of the Stravinsky Auditorium in Montreux, adapted the musical HAIRSPRAY, they launched into Queen's repertoire!

Aged between 11 and 15 years old, they will be present throughout the festival to participate in the various events and remind us that Queen's music is intergenerational.

Concert: Concert: Concert:
In the evening
Casino Barrière - Montreux

Freddie Mercury's 73rd Anniversary Party hosted by the Mercury Phoenix Trust

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SOLD OUT Event !!!

Informations HERE

Freddie Mercury's 73rd Anniversary Party hosted by the Mercury Phoenix Trust
7 pm
Covered Market

NEW : The Overflow Party

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For all fans who didn't get their precious ticket for the Freddie Birthday Party evening organized by the Mercury Phoenix Trust at the Montreux Casino .....

We will offer you all a colourful evening with free concerts and entertainment under the covered market !

More information on this "Overflow" event will be announced very soon.

Sunday, September 8th

10 am
Pontoon Kiosque à Musique

Boat tour (L'Aquarel) with Peter Freestone to the Lake House

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Solar boat " L'Aquarel ", capacity 20 seats

Informations and reservations HERE.

Boat tour (L'Aquarel) with Peter Freestone to the Lake House
11 am
Around Freddie Mercury's statue

Opening of food and drink stalls and Queen music

11:30 am and 1 pm
Pontoon Kiosque à Musique

Boat tour (L'Aquarel) with Peter Freestone to the Lake House

Read more

Solar boat " L'Aquarel ", capacity 20 seats

Information and reservation HERE.

Boat tour (L'Aquarel) with Peter Freestone to the Lake House
1:30 pm
Around Freddie Mercury's statue

Concert : "Alfie Thomas" (UK) - 13 years old who idolises Freddie Mercury

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Alfie won best solo performer at Battle of the Bands last year.

After his first show under the market place Saturday, Alfie will perform again and near the statue on Sunday Sept 8th.

Alfie is a 13 year old boy. He decided he wanted to do what Freddie did and sing and perform just like him.

Alfie has Asperger Syndrome which means he has no real friends. He is a very lonely young man which is why he probably relates to Freddie. He is self taught on the piano, he sings and he also plays the guitar and bass.

He won best solo performer at Battle of the Bands last year. He also won student of the year at his vocal school even though he only attended a few lessons.

Sunday September 8th 2019 at 1.30pm

Concert :
2pm
Around Freddie Mercury's statue

Concert: "Queens in Heaven" (CH) - Female a cappella vocal show

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“Queens in Heaven" is an A Cappella vocal group of 10 women created and directed by Claire Benhamou.

The original idea of ​​this set is based on the desire to make known or to re-discover Queen and their songs which are less known to the general public but appreciated by fans around the world.
The A Cappella arrangement of 5 women's voices echo the genius’ of Mercury, May, Deacon & Taylor in a unique way.

Claire Benhamou, an unconditional fan of the English group, is a teacher at the Ecole de Musique Lausanne. Trained in Paris in piano, singing, theory, writing, musicology and music education, she is also choirmaster and vocal coach.

She gathered her ten singers from diverse backgrounds, all sharing the passion for singing and the love of Queen's music.

The group is delighted to pay tribute to these legends by singing at Montreux Celebration Days 2019 on the shores of Lake Geneva, in this mythical place so dear to members of the group and especially to Freddie Mercury.

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Montreux Celebration is supporting the Mercury Phoenix Trust who is fighting HIV/AIDS worldwide.
Please visit their website for more informations.

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