Queen And Adam Lambert Recreate Iconic Live Aid Performance At Bushfire Fundraiser
Queen and Adam Lambert have recreated the iconic 1985 Live Aid performance at the Fire Fight Australia bushfire relief concert.
There were goosebumps as @QueenWillRock + @AdamLambert performed the band's 1985 Live Aid setlist at @FireFightAU, closing with the iconic 'We Are The Champions'. #FireFightAustralia #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/kjZunKuuuK- 7NEWS Australia (@7NewsAustralia) February 16, 2020
It's the first time in 35 years that the legendary band have done the same set and the crowd absolutely loved it.
Tens of thousands of people packed into ANZ Stadium in Sydney last night for a 10-hour performance from a raft of Aussie icons and international superstars, which was also broadcast across the country.
But with all that talent in one place, it was Queen's unbelievable performance that had everyone talking.
Belting out the likes of 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'We Are The Champions', 'We Will Rock You' and 'Radio Ga Ga', Queen and Adam Lambert showed they still have what it takes to electrify a crowd.
Lambert said it was a 'real honour' to be singing the iconic 1985 Live Aid set for such a special cause.
The band was one of many who performed at Fire Fight Australia, including 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, John Farnham, Lee Kernaghan, Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham, Alice Cooper, k.d. lang and Ronan Keating.
Batemans Bay teacher Dalene George was one of the more than 75,000 in the crowd and told Reuters news agency: "[I want to be] part of the people who helped to try and bring things back together and bring smiles. Yeah be part of that healing stuff that happens with community."
During the performance, the crowd was greeted by a message from Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: "Hello, everyone. Catherine and I just wanted to say that we were very shocked and saddened to see the damage and devastation caused by the bushfires recently.
"We know it's been a terrible time for all of those affected by the bushfires.
"We want to commend the bravery and resilience of all Australians involved, particularly the volunteer firefighters who have put their lives on the line to protect lives, livelihoods and wildlife. We think that's been a fantastic effort all 'round by everyone down there looking after each other."
An incredible $9.5 million was raised during the bushfire relief concert, according to news.com.au, which is a massive effort from everyone who donated.
The funds raised will go to groups and organisations, handpicked by concert organisers, that have been helping bushfire affected people to get back on their feet.
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