2011 Freddie Memorial Day Details

 

Timetable details of the 9th Freddie Mercury Montreux Memorial Dat on the 2, 3 and 4 September 2011 are now available. For more information head over to www.montreuxmusic.com.

Exceptional event celebrating...

- Freddie Mercury would have been 65 

- 15 years of his statue in Montreux, 

- 40 years of Queen and… 

… 20 years of Freddie Mercury’s demise 

PROGRAM (subject to changes):

Friday 2 September 2011

18h00  - Greeting the special guests in a private room at their hotel Mrs. Kashmira Cooke, Freddie Mercury's sister, and Mr. Roger Cooke Ms. Diana Moseley, Freddie Mercury's costume designer, Jim and Claudia Beach, manager of Queen and Director of the MPT respectively

18:30 Private inauguration of the exhibition dedicated to Queen and Freddie Mercury (Gallery Beauregard, Rue de la Paix, Montreux) in the presence of the artists

18:45 Reception and speech of the Mayor of Montreux

19:30 Public opening of the exhibition

19:45 Welcome to the fans beside Freddie Mercury’ statue, Market Place

20:00 Queen Unplugged Project from Hungary play acoustic Queen songs on the frying pan in front of the statue

21:00 Video Ballet Béjart «Ballet for Life», public and free projection under the Covered Market Place

22:00  «Montreux Tribute to Freddie », local classic musicians pay tribute to Freddie Mercury on the frying pan in front of the statue

Saturday 3 September 2011

10:00 First boat trip to the Lake House, with Peter Freestone and an acoustic band (CHF 18.- /pp, Euros 14.- /pp, to be paid onsite, no booking)

11:00 Second boat trip to the Lake House, with Peter Freestone and an acoustic band (CHF 18.- /pp, Euros 14.- /pp, to be paid onsite, no booking)

14:00 ASHEN CROWS Queen Tribute Band (Spain) on the frying pan in front of the statue

16:00 Conference with Diana Moseley and Peter Freestone at Hotel Helvétie (CHF 30.- /pp, Euros 24.- /pp, including a drink. Tickets available by the statue)

18:00 Glass of wine offered by the Commune of Montreux for all participants beside the statue

19:30 The Royal Squeeze Box plays and Karen Ten Kate sings at the Catholic Church in Montreux

21:00 «Swiss Folklore Meets Queen» under the Covered Market Place. Alphorn, Hackbrett and Rock play Queen music – an unprecedented mix! Public and free concert

22:00 Jiri Sevcik and the PIRATE SWING Band from the Czech Republic play Queen under the Covered Market Place. Public and free concert

23:30 Light and sound show near the statue, by Swiss light artist Gerry Hofstetter

24:00 Fans commemoration near the statue

Sunday 4 September 2011

09:00  First boat trip to the Lake House, with Peter Freestone and an acoustic band (CHF 18.- /pp, Euros 14.- /pp, to be paid onsite, no booking)

10:00 Second boat trip to the Lake House, with Peter Freestone and an acoustic band (CHF 18.- /pp, Euros 14.- /pp, to be paid onsite, no booking)

11:30 Conference with Diana Moseley and Peter Freestone at Hotel Helvétie (CHF 30.- /pp, Euros 24.- /pp, including a drink. Tickets available by the statue)

13:00 ROCK YOU Queen Tribute band (Italy) who claim to be the youngest cover band in the  world, on the frying pan in front of the statue

15:00 The Royal Squeeze Box plays Queen near the statue

16:00 End of the 9th Freddie Mercury’s Montreux Memorial Day

 

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