Queen confirm Adam Lambert for Sonisphere

Queen

have confirmed they have recruited Adam Lambert for a one-off show at this year's Sonisphere Festival. Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor will, along with Lambert headline the second day of this year’s festival appearing at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, on Saturday July 7. Knebworth was the setting for Queen’s final concert with Freddie Mercury in August 1986.

Says Brian May: “Judging by my incoming mail, this decision will make a lot of people very happy. It's a worthy challenge for us, and I'm sure Adam would meet with Freddie's approval! And what better place to revisit, and walk those emotional paths than Knebworth? It will be a rush.”

Lambert adds: “I'm completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon. The thought of sharing the stage for a full set is so beautifully surreal. I'm honoured to be able to pay my respects to Freddie's memory. He's a personal hero of mine and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know the evening will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band I know magic will be on display.”

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