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Freddie Celebration Days 2022

All activities during Freddie Celebration Days 2022 are completely free of charge and do not require advance booking or tickets, with the exception of the Queen Silent Disco (booking highly recommended) and the Boat Tours (booking required).

The programme and timetable are subject to change at any time.

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Friday September 2nd

09am & 10:45am
Pontoon Av. Nestlé

Boat tour with Peter Freestone

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A boat tour led by Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury's personal assistant for 12 years.

An original way to discover some places of interest related to Freddie Mercury and admire the town of Montreux from the lake.

Reservation required

Please note that this activity is dependent on sailing conditions. In case of bad weather, the tour may be cancelled and each participant will receive a full refund.

Boat tour with Peter Freestone
11am
Market Square

Freddie Celebration Days 2021 Opening

From 1.30 pm
Market Place

Surprise concerts and jam sessions

5pm
Place du Marché

Xavier (CH)

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After having enchanted the audience of the theatre Le Reflet in Vevey, Xavier - a young 13 year old budding pianist - will come and perform his own arrangements of famous Queen songs!

An unconditional fan of Freddie Mercury, he has only been playing the piano for a year and a half!

Come support him and clap your hands!

Xavier (CH)
6pm
Market Place

Official opening

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In the presence of Peter Freestone and other guests, we will officially open the festivities for Freddie Celebration Days 2022.

7:30pm
Covered Market

Queen In Rock (IT)

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After having set Montreux on fire in 2019, the Sardinians of Queen In Rock are back for a new concert not to be missed under any circumstances!

Their show is faithfully reconstructed and imitates Queen’s most famous gigs including stage costumes reproduced in a precise, almost maniacal way, and the Red Special guitar.

They all come from the magnificent island of Sardinia. Ladies and gentlemen ... are you ready for "Queen in Rock - A Magic Tribute" ?

Follow them on:
www.facebook.com/queeninrock
www.instagram.com/queeninrock

Queen In Rock (IT)

Saturday September 3rd

11am
Market Square

Opening of the stalls and playing of music

11:30am
Market Square

Zumba "Wake UP" (CH)

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Zumba fitness with Home Studio Vivi!

Zumba makes you forget the constraints of sport... easy dancing while having fun.

With Queen music... infectious dance steps for a unique class combining energy, rhythm and sensuality. 

It's simple, dynamic and fun.

https://www.home-studio-vivi.ch/

Zumba
12:50pm
Market Square

Flashmob (HU)

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"The Hungarian Freddie Mercury Celebration Dance Team". Has been doing Queen flashmobs since 2019.

Check out the video, which includes the tutorial too. No dance experience needed. This is the reason why the 3 girls dance in a little different way.

All you need to do is just enjoy and dance. Any questions regarding the choreograpy : hungarianqueenflashmob@gmail.com

1pm
Market Place

Xavier (CH)

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After having enchanted the audience of the theatre Le Reflet in Vevey, Xavier - a young 13 year old budding pianist - will come and perform his own arrangements of famous Queen songs!

An unconditional fan of Freddie Mercury, he has only been playing the piano for a year and a half!

Come support him and clap your hands!

Xavier (CH)
1:30pm
Covered Market

Another Kind Of Magic (FR) - A Cappella Show

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Another Kind of Magic retraces the history of the mythical rock band QUEEN, punctuated by the testimony of an imaginary fan on the big screen.

Through the greatest hits sung entirely a cappella by a group of 6 outstanding artists, the show will make us relive on stage the birth, the conquest and the coronation of this group whose leader was the incredible Freddie Mercury.

https://www.tributequeen.com

https://youtu.be/NUgra-TUgQ4

https://youtu.be/0gQ1AYWxg_E

Another Kind Of Magic (FR) - A Cappella Show
3pm
Market Square

Neptune in Heaven (CH) - Dance

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The Neptune dance school, which was founded in 2003 and is directed by Vanessa Costanzo, will be performing tunes of Queen and more particularly tracks from the Made in Heaven album!

Hip Hop, Contemporary Fusion, StreetJazz, will be there with all the students of the Neptune dance school including : D-Blaster, D-Motion, Nogravity, Boomerang Crew and Others & Company and The Neptunes Company.

 Let the music and dance be.

www.neptune-danse.com

Neptune in Heaven (CH) - Dance
3:30pm
Market Place

Edinho Santa Cruz (BR) - Acoustic Concert

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With a consolidated career in Brazil and abroad as a musician, singer and songwriter, Edinho Santa Cruz is known for being the author of several soap opera soundtracks by Rede Globo, as well as the first tribute to Freddie Mercury "Song For Freddie". He has performed in several TV shows and events of major companies, and worked for four years at "Domingão do Faustão" as a musical director, ahead of his band. Currently, Edinho Santa Cruz is working on the promotion of his latest DVD "Jogo do Silêncio", recorded live with special guests and a big orchestra.

"The first time I came here in Montreux, I was invited by Jim Beach in 1995.
So, at that point he introduced me to David Richards at Mountain Studios in order to play my tribute to Freddie.

Since then, I started dreaming to be back in Montreux in order to honour Freddie.
Today, I am confident my dream is coming thrue. I am so happy.
And this is a great energy being here with all of you"

https://edinhosantacruz.co/

https://www.facebook.com/edinhosantacruzoficial

Edinho Santa Cruz (BR) - Acoustic Concert
4pm
Covered Market

Live Killers (UK)

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' Let us entertain you! Live Killers are a new and exciting Queen band born in the UK. Expertly performing the greatest hits, Live Killers breaks the mould by also specialising in Queen's finest deep cuts. Performed with incredible energy and stunning detail, they pay homage to the hidden masterpieces within Queens back catalogue, bringing an unpredictable and unparalled rendition of Queen's legacy to all fans. '

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livekillersuk/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/livekillersuk

Live Killers (UK)
7pm
Montreux Casino

Freddie Mercury's 76th Anniversary Party hosted by the Mercury Phoenix Trust - SOLD OUT!

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This event, which is organized by the Mercury Phoenix Trust will take place at the Montreux Casino.

Our association Montreux Celebration, is a partner and supports this event but is not responsible for its organization. For any request or information related to this event, please contact the organizers directly: Mercury Phoenix Trust.

Informations HERE

Freddie Mercury's 76th Anniversary Party hosted by the Mercury Phoenix Trust - SOLD OUT!
7pm to 0:30am
Covered Market

Queen Silent Disco

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In Montreux, right next to the Freddie Mercury statue, in a friendly space, surrounded by Queen fans from all over the world, several DJ's will play in front of you on several independent channels, each one in a different style.

Of course, one channel will be entirely dedicated to Queen's greatest hits.

Each participant will be equipped with wireless headphones. An integrated button on the headphones will allow you to switch between the different sound atmospheres proposed by the DJs as well as to adapt the volume at your convenience.

Advance booking is highly recommended and guarantees that headphones will be available to you regardless of your arrival time. 

Information & Booking

Queen Silent Disco

Sunday September 4th

9am, 10:45am, 1:30pm & 3:15pm
Pontoon Av. Nestlé

Boat tour with Peter Freestone

More info

A boat tour led by Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury's personal assistant for 12 years.

An original way to discover some places of interest related to Freddie Mercury and admire the town of Montreux from the lake.

Reservation required

Please note that this activity is dependent on sailing conditions. In case of bad weather, the tour may be cancelled and each participant will receive a full refund.

Boat tour with Peter Freestone
11am
Market Square

Opening of the stalls and playing of music

11:30am
Market Place

Zumba "Wake UP" (CH)

More info

Zumba fitness with Home Studio Vivi!

Zumba makes you forget the constraints of sport... easy dancing while having fun.

With Queen music... infectious dance steps for a unique class combining energy, rhythm and sensuality. 

It's simple, dynamic and fun.

https://www.home-studio-vivi.ch/

Zumba
1pm
Market Square

Flashmob (CH) - Freedom Forever association

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Take part in the flashmob organised by Freedom Forever Association.

By participating, you help to alert public opinion to the banalization and recurrence of AIDS. Let us be mobilized by the dance!

www.freedom-forever-association.ch

 

1:30pm
Market Place

Surprise concerts and jam sessions

2:30pm
Covered Market

Symphonically Queen (CH)

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Symphonically Queen is a unique show with 130 musicians and singers retracing the musical career of the band in 50 minutes.

Four composers, Victor Cordero, Vincent Pellet, Yuri Furnari and Rémy Labbé have written an original score for wind band and choir based on Queen's compositions.

A "Queen Symphony" in which each movement tells the story of a period in the band's artistic life.

This show is an intercantonal collaboration between the Musique Militaire du Locle (NE), the Fanfare du Noirmont (JU), the Fanfare des Bois (JU) and a choir created especially for the occasion. The latter will bring together about 80 singers, mainly from the cantons of Neuchâtel and Jura.

www.projetqueen.ch

Symphonically Queen (CH)Symphonically Queen (CH)
4pm
Market Place

Neptune in Heaven (CH) - Dance

More info

The Neptune dance school, which was founded in 2003 and is directed by Vanessa Costanzo, will be performing tunes of Queen and more particularly tracks from the Made in Heaven album!

Hip Hop, Contemporary Fusion, StreetJazz, will be there with all the students of the Neptune dance school including : D-Blaster, D-Motion, Nogravity, Boomerang Crew and Others & Company and The Neptunes Company.

 Let the music and dance be.

www.neptune-danse.com

Neptune in Heaven (CH) - Dance
5:30pm
Market Place

Xavier (CH)

More info

After having enchanted the audience of the theatre Le Reflet in Vevey, Xavier - a young 13 year old budding pianist - will come and perform his own arrangements of famous Queen songs!

An unconditional fan of Freddie Mercury, he has only been playing the piano for a year and a half!

Come support him and clap your hands!

Xavier (CH)
6pm
Covered Market

Peter Straker (UK) & Gabriele Baldocci (IT)

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West End singer and star Peter Straker was Freddie Mercury's closest friend and confidant for over fifteen years.

He will perform a special concert in Montreux with the famous Italian pianist Gabriele Baldocci.

www.gabrielebaldocci.com

http://newsite.peterstraker.com/

Peter Straker (UK) & Gabriele Baldocci (IT)Peter Straker (UK) & Gabriele Baldocci (IT)
7:30pm
Covered Market

The Royal Band (IT)

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The Royal Band was born in 2003 in Turin with the aim of reviving the greatest hits of one of the greatest groups in the history of rock: QUEEN.

The show by 'The Royal Band' is a tribute to the unmatched voice of Freddie Mercury and is inspired by the idea that Queen themselves had for the 1992 "Freddie Mercury Tribute".

The band is consisting of 6 high-level musicians from the Turin scene, who have been able to faithfully grasp and reproduce the sounds of the British band, never missing that intimate and personal touch that makes 'The Royal band' a unique reality in the world of tributes to Queen.

An explosive blend of different styles and shades for an exciting and engaging vocal interpretation of the greatest Queen classics: a high adrenaline performance.

www.facebook.com/theroyalband

The Royal Band (IT)The Royal Band (IT)

Monday, September 5th - Freddie's birthday!

9am & 10:45am
Pontoon Av. Nestlé

Boat tour with Peter Freestone

More info

A boat tour led by Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury's personal assistant for 12 years.

An original way to discover some places of interest related to Freddie Mercury and admire the town of Montreux from the lake.

Reservation required

Please note that this activity is dependent on sailing conditions. In case of bad weather, the tour may be cancelled and each participant will receive a full refund.

Boat tour with Peter Freestone
11am
Market Square

Opening of the stalls and playing of music

1pm
Covered Market

Peter Freestone (CZ), Jim Jenkins (UK), Peter Straker (UK), Thierry Amsallem (CH)

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For this anniversary, 4 personalities will be gathered on stage for an exceptional event.

Peter Freestone, Freddie Mercury's personal assistant for 12 years

Jim Jenkins, Queen expert, biographer and friend of the band

Peter Straker, British singer and actor who was Freddie's close friend. http://newsite.peterstraker.com/

Thierry Amsallem, Claude Nobs' companion (founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival) and president of the Claude Nobs Foundation. www.claudenobsfoundation.com

We won't tell you more, but expect some big surprises!

Peter Freestone (CZ), Jim Jenkins (UK), Peter Straker (UK), Thierry Amsallem (CH)Peter Freestone (CZ), Jim Jenkins (UK), Peter Straker (UK), Thierry Amsallem (CH)Peter Freestone (CZ), Jim Jenkins (UK), Peter Straker (UK), Thierry Amsallem (CH)Peter Freestone (CZ), Jim Jenkins (UK), Peter Straker (UK), Thierry Amsallem (CH)
2:30pm
Market Place

Surprise concerts and jam sessions

3:30pm
Market Place

Xavier (CH)

More info

After having enchanted the audience of the theatre Le Reflet in Vevey, Xavier - a young 13 year old budding pianist - will come and perform his own arrangements of famous Queen songs!

An unconditional fan of Freddie Mercury, he has only been playing the piano for a year and a half!

Come support him and clap your hands!

Xavier (CH)
5:30pm
Covered Market

Freddie Mercury's birthday

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To celebrate Freddie Mercury's 76th birthday, Confiserie Zurcher invites you to a celebration in Montreux.

A birthday cake will be specially made for the occasion and will be offered to the population and to the fans of Freddie Mercury who came to celebrate the birthday of their idol.

Local wine, offered by the town of Montreux, will also be served to the participants.

A big thank you to them!

Freddie Mercury's birthdayFreddie Mercury's birthday
7pm
Covered Market

The Dragon Attack (IT)

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After many concerts performed into various locations of all North Italy, the band participated for its first time in Montreux in 2010 and then in 2012 and 2017.

During the year 2011 the band was recognized from the Official International Queen Fan Club as one of the tribute band of Queen over the world.

On June 21st 2014 THE DRAGON ATTACK® participated at the event “Fete de la musique" with the guest star Nathalie Manser, famous international cellist and partner of David Richards, producer of Queen and Freddie Mercury, and owner of the recording Mountain Studios of Montreux.

Following years the band played for many charity events, especially focused to the AIDS prevention, like the "Freddie for a Day", organized by the "Mercury Phoenix Trust", founded after the concert "Freddie Mercury Tribute" of 1992, the "Freddie Celebration Days" in Montreux and Nice (2018) and the "Freddie Mercury for a Day", organized in Davos by the "Hard Rock Café & Hotels" (2020 and 2021).

From 2008 to this day THE DRAGON ATTACK® played in several hundred different events, from accoustic sets to classical rock gigs, with some important performances and the support of a classical orchestra of various musicians.

THE DRAGON ATTACK®  offers an exciting tribute, in which all the greatest hits of the english group are reproduced in a faithful way, including great stage costumes and arrangements so typical of the original sound of Queen.

Web site: www.thedragonattack.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedragonattackqueentribute

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDragonAttackCN

The Dragon Attack (IT)The Dragon Attack (IT)

Freddie Tours www.freddie-tours.com

Guided tours and exclusive events are organised in Montreux, follow in the footsteps of Freddie Mercury!

mercury-phoenix-trust www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

The Mercury Phoenix Trust is fighting HIV/AIDS around the world, support their action!