Freddie Mercury Auction Details

Celebration of Queen singer planned
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More details of a unique celebration of Freddie Mercury including a celebrity auction have been unveiled.

One of the most iconic frontmen in rock music, Freddie Mercury was a walking contradiction. A homosexual Asian musician working in a field which exalted all things hetro and Caucasian, the Queen singer nonetheless battled his way to the top.

Sadly passing away in 1992, a one off event this September will celebrate his life. 300 friends and well wishers are set to descend on the Savoy Hotel in London, all intending to 'be Freddie for a day'.

Part of a fan led campaign, the celebrities will dress as Freddie Mercury for occasion. A lavish auction has been arranged, with the full list of items being unveiled for the September 5th bash.

Amongst the items on offer are:

- A strictly one off edition fully Freddie customised Lotus Evora “S” class fashioned in the yellow and white colours of Freddie’s 1986 Wembley concert costume

* A money can’t buy prize of a Top Gear driving lap with the Stig
* A unique Raymond Weil watch engraved with Freddie’s signature and issue date
* A chance to appear on stage as a Bohemian in the London hit musical ‘We Will Rock You’ at the Dominion Theatre

- An acoustic guitar from the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert signed by among others David Bowie, George Michael, Brian May, Roger Taylor and Cindy Crawford given by Brian May

* A Brian May Burns Red Special guitar donated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. It was signed at the second 46664 concert to be held at Fancourt, George, SA in March 2005, hosted by Will Smith with Nelson Mandela in attendance and signed by among others Nelson Mandela (N. Mandela), Brian May, Roger Taylor and Annie Lennox

Can't make the event? Don't worry! Fans can bid online via absentee status. To place your bid simply click HERE.

All funds raised by the auction will be donated to the Mercury Phoenix Trust (an aids charity set up by Queen after Freddie's death)

Meanwhile, Keane's Tom Chaplin has paid tribute to Queen's music for a new Absolute Radio documentary. Set to be broadcast on August 22nd - 23rd, the two part 'Killer Queen' programme charts the history of the group.

Speaking to Absolute Radio, the singer reflected on a recent charity show in which he was allowed to perform with the remaining members of Queen. “Assuming the role of someone who has had such an impact on my life was very emotional" he said.

"I was a nervous wreck and I thought it was gonna go completely wrong but you know I hit every note pretty much right in the middle and absolutely loved playing with them - it was brilliant.”

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