If you’re a Queen fan, you’re in for a treat. Hard Rock cafes around the world are kicking off their celebration of the music of legendary rock music singer Freddie Mercury from the 5th of September, 2019. The event will be inaugurated by hosting “Freddie for a Week” for an entire week i.e. until the 12th of September.
It is unlikely that you haven’t heard of Mercury’s mesmerizing stage presence or grooved to his classic hits the 80s. As Hard Rock cafes celebrate Freddie Mercury, we tell you why every rock music lover (or a music lover, in general) must be a part of this event.
Who Is Freddie Mercury?
Freddie Mercury, in his day, shook the world and left indefinable footprints across the music of his time. Queen was originally composed of lead singer Freddie Mercury, lead guitarist Brian May, bass player John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor. It is one of the biggest rock bands of all time. Freddie’s legendary songs, namely “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Radio GaGa” and many more spread like wildfire.
Freddie For A Week
You can expect plenty of Queen music, Freddie-themed birthday cake, Freddie fancy dress competition, memorabilia, classic videos being played on loop and more during Freddie For A Week. The list of participating cafes includes outlets in India, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, and 15 other cities. Going by his fame in India, most outlets are planning week-long parties to celebrate Freddie’s 72nd birthday.
Dates: 5 – 12 September, 2019
Freddie-Inspired Foods And Drinks
Hard Rock Cafe locations around the globe will serve Freddie-inspired milkshakes for a limited time. This milkshake combines dark chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream with bourbon and dark rum. It is topped with delicious white chocolate cream and a decadent chocolate brownie. If reading this description is making your mouth water, imagine what drinking this concoction would be like. The Instagram-worthy milkshake will also be available in a non-alcoholic version for kids.
The cafes will also host various themed events for fans of all ages where they will sell exclusive merchandise. If you want to look like the iconic singer, you can buy a wearable Freddie mustache. Don’t feel embarrassed about donning it since all the guests will be more or less dressed like the singer. Think of it as a mini Cosplay.
You can also purchase limited-edition t-shirts and a pin that features an iconic image of Freddie on stage on Hard Rock’s online stores.
Hard Rock Cafe International’s Mission
Hard Rock Cafe International has teamed up with the Mercury Phoenix Trust, a UK charity created in memory of Mercury by Queen band members, to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. If you’ve been living under a rock since 1991, Freddie Mercury passed away in that year after fighting a long-drawn battle with HIV/AIDS.
Artists Brian May and Roger Taylor together with their manager Jim Beach are making every possible effort to get their fans to donate for this philanthropic effort. In the last 27 years, the Trust has given away over 17 million dollars for treatment of patients in over 56 countries suffering from HIV/AIDS.
It is time to honor the mottos Hard Rock was founded on: ‘All is One’, ‘Love All – Serve All,’ and ‘Take Time to Be Kind’. This event marks the seven-year-old partnership between Hard Rock International and The Mercury Phoenix Trust. As Hard Rock cafes celebrate Freddie Mercury across the globe, the onus lies on every rock music lover to spread the word. Book an international trip with TravelTriangle and make sure you stop by a Hard Rock cafe in the city you visit to commemorate this event. Are you ready to Freddie Hard Rock style? Tell us about your experience in the comment section below!