Danny Haegeman says: I was there in 1975. The group was present but didn't play. They gave as reason that it took too much time to set up their instruments. (It was a a playback TV show as there was no place for a proper stage but Queen didn't want to do that). Mike Verdrengh was the presenter and he can be seen in the right part of the picture (next to Roger).Setlist not available
The fans were invited to a shoot of the band's new video - We Are The Champions. After the shoot (there were four mimed performances of this song) the band came back to the stage and performed a short impromptu set as a thank-you. Needless to say the setlist was very unusual. An audio recording of the whole shoot exists and despite its quite a bad quality it's an interesting "insight" into the making of one of Queen videoclips.01. Tie Your Mother Down
Freddie had really bad problems with his voice that night.01. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
mimed performance01. Radio Ga Ga
Most of top artists of that time were present at this mega-famous festival and Queen of course had to be there. Each artist got from ten to twenty minutes for their show; no playback or soundcheck were allowed. Queen hesitated because playing without a soundcheck is always a risk. But then they accepted the rules and their 20 minutes of fame came on at 18:44 GMT.
Queen were on top form and not only according to Bob Geldof and Elton John, they stole the show. They played only the intro to BoRhap (the opera part couldn't be played from the tape as playback was forbidden & there wasn't enough time anyway). Instead of the opera part, Radio Ga Ga followed. We Will Rock You was reduced to the first verse (and the final guitar solo) only. Is This The World We Created was performed by Freddie and Brian only later in the evening.
mimed performance01. One Vision
This was a short private impromptu performance with Samantha Fox and Gary Glitter. Queen were "billed" as 'Dicky Hart And The Pacemakers' that night. Does anybody have any idea about the exact setlist?01. Tutti Frutti
Only C-lebrity and All Right Now were broadcasted. WWRY was played afterwards (as a special bonus for the audience I think), stories about BoRhap are not true (that was just Al's joke; the band played just the final few chords) and also there was this short improvised sketch with Brian, Roger and Paul on backing vocals.01. C-lebrity
Most songs were slightly different to the concert versions, for example WWRY had just one verse, TYMD had a shortened ending.01. One Vision
Both finalists of American Idol shared vocals in this song. Brian and Roger appeared as big surprise guests during the first chorus.01. We Are The Champions (Brian on guitar, Roger on drums, Kris Allen and Adam Lambert on vocals)
Brian and Roger accepted the Global Icon Award at the MTV EMAs. The band then closed the show performing a Queen medley with Adam Lambert on vocals.01. The Show Must Go On (Adam Lambert on vocals, Brian on guitar, Roger on drums)
Technically the performance was probably shortly after midnight - in the morning of September 21. Several of the songs were shortened (BoRhap, WWTLF). The American indie pop band Fun. joined Queen for two songs.01. Bohemian Rhapsody (Adam Lambert on vocals)
Promo gig shortly before the American tour. The event was broadcasted live on radio stations and some websites.01. We Will Rock You
The show was filmed on December 12 and the songs were actually played in reverse order that day. Udo Jürgens sang before Queen - and it was his final performance before his death on December 21.01. Who Wants To Live Forever (Brian, Adam and Helene Fischer on vocals)
The performance is meant to be a "battle" between James Corden and Adam Lambert to show who's the better singer. The songs were played in a shortened form and Adam and James shared vocals.01. We Will Rock You (Adam Lambert on vocals)