Queen Recreate Iconic 1985 Live Aid Performance At Fire Fight Australia


Queen, fronted by lead singer Adam Lambert has recreated the iconic 1985 Live Aid performance which was performed by the late Freddie Mercury and the classic band.

During their 26-minute long performance at Australia’s Fire Fight concert, the musical group began with fan-favourite Bohemian Rhapsody which segued into Radio Gaga.

The audience, who had been enjoying a host of Australian musical acts all afternoon, sang along to every single word while also partaking in the band’s signature handclap motif.

A video of Mercury appeared on the giant screen, dressed in his infamous yellow jacket and white track pants, leading the audience in the infamous “aye oh” call back.

The group then performed Hammer to Fall, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions — just like the infamous Live Aid set.

In March 2018, a video of the set was uploaded to YouTube, reaching 39,940,127 views at the time of publication.

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The event was hosted by Celeste Barber, who raised $51.3 million through a Facebook campaign, Fire Fight Australia raised funds for communities devastated by the recent bushfires and the emergency services who worked to extinguish them. A further A  $9.5 million was raised at the 10-hour long concert.

Barber also used the time to make a political statement, saying: “It’s been such a hectic time. As Aussies, we bear together and look after each other — because it turns out the people at the top don’t,” she said.

Fire Fight Australia featured performances by Daryl Braithwaite (who sung the unofficial Australian national anthem, Horses), Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Hilltop Hoods featuring Eurovision Australia decides winner, Montaigne, Michael Bublé and Alice Cooper.

To close out the show, John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John took to the stage performing Two Strong Hearts, before Farnham closed out the day with You’re The Voice accompanied by Aboriginal artist, Mitch Tambo and Queen’s Brian May.

WATCH: John Farnham performs You’re The Voice at Fire Fight 2020. 

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