7th May 2024

The Official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party 2024: PARTY GUIDE

The countdown is on…only 4 months till we meet in Montreux for The Official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party 2024!


“Let’s turn it on…"

The Official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party 2024 - In aid of The Mercury Phoenix Trust - Fighting AIDS Worldwide

Date: Saturday 7th September 2024

Venue: Casino Barriere, Montreux, Switzerland

Doors: 7 pm / ends 12 am (approx)

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Posters and T-shirts: On sale now @ www.queenonlinestore.com/collections/montreux-party-2024

Ticket Information: IMPORTANT - Please note, there is NO wristband pick up this year, Party Wristbands will be shipped directly after purchase. You must bring the wristband with you to gain entry on the night. Your wristband includes a welcome drink and all live entertainment.

Golden Ticket: On purchasing your ticket/wristband the named purchaser will be entered into a draw to win a Brian May and Roger Taylor signed presentation disc of a Queen 80s album of their choice.

Theme: The 1980s - Big, bright, and over the top! We will be celebrating The 1980s and 40 years of 'The Works' album. The dress code for party guests will be anything in an 80s style! - so start thinking, crimped hair and mullets, bright colours, shoulder pads, mini skirts, bleached denim, sweatbands, sunglasses, and very bright heavy makeup!

Live Entertainment: Italian tribute band ‘Galileo’, Queen disco with DJ Thor, and an exclusive 1980s audio / visual presentation curated by Queen documentary and video editor Simon Lupton.

The Queen Studio Experience: The QSE is FREE to enter and on Saturday afternoon the following Queen Team members will be present in the QSE for Fan Q&As and meet and greets, please see below for times and locations: (All times are subject to change)

- Peter ‘Phoebe’ Freestone (Freddie Mercury former PA) - The QSE Cinema Room (11am - 5pm) - Ask Phoebe Live! (FREE Booking details to be confirmed nearer the time)

- Justin Shirley-Smith (Queen Head Studio Engineer) - The QSE Mountain Studios Room (1pm - 5pm) - Answering your questions and hitting the studio desk!

- Greg Brooks (Queen Archivist) - The main QSE Exhibition Room (1pm - 5pm) - Available to answer questions on all things Queen, with further details to be announced!

Cash / Cards: The following activities in the main party room will take a mix of cards and cash - The MPT and Queen Merchandise Stand, The Queen Tombola Prize Table, and Face Painting. The bars also take either cash or cards.

The Merchandise and Tombola Tables: The stalls are very popular! They include a mix of CDs, T-shirts, Vinyl, Books, assorted merchandise, signed items and even products you can’t get in Europe with an exclusive selection from Brazil, Mexico and Japan!

Food: No meal is being served at the event, however, there will be finger food available to purchase in the main party room on the night.

Age Restrictions: There is no age limit for the event, however, ticket holders must be aware that alcohol will be served and ID will be required for access to the casino floor. No Under-18s will be allowed into the casino.

Disabled Access: Disabled access is available to the main party floor via a lift in the main casino foyer, please ask a member of the casino or MPT staff for assistance if required.

Travel: Ticket holders will be responsible for all personal travel costs incurred when attending the event. The nearest airport is Geneva and regular trains run from the airport to Montreux and take just over an hour.

Accommodation: Ticket holders will be responsible for all personal accommodation costs incurred when attending the event. Below is a list of recommended hotels in Montreux.

Recommended Hotels in Montreux

http://www.helvetie.ch/en | +41 21 966 77 77

http://www.hotelbonport.ch/en | +41 21 962 80 70

http://www.tralalahotel.ch | +41 21 963 49 73

http://www.edenpalace.ch | +41 44 266 25 25

http://www.eurotel-montreux.ch/en/ | +41 21 966 22 22

http://www.suisse-majestic.com | +41 21 966 33 33

http://www.fairmont.com/montreux | +41 21 966 33 33

For additional hotels in Montreux please check :


Office: | +41 84 886 84 84

IMPORTANT: We party hard. Bring your dancing shoes, and your biggest grin, and prepare to sing and dance your heart out. You are celebrating Freddie Mercury…let’s do this, LOUD! Any further questions please email us at [email protected].

“All jolly stuff!” Roger Taylor


Remaining tickets, T-shirts and posters are available to buy @ https://queenonlinestore.com/collections/montreux-party-2024