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Sonisphere 2012: Adam Lambert to perform with Queen

Adam Lambert

Story by Jack Foley

ADAM Lambert is to perform with Queen as part of this year’s Sonisphere festival (2012).

Taking place at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, from July 6-8, the event will see Queen and Lambert performing a headline slot on the Saturday night. They last performed together at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November, drawing a positive reaction from fans and critics.

Commenting on their reunion, Brian May said: “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 Lambert added: “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 [Mercury]‘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.”

In other Sonisphere news, veteran rockers Kiss will also headline the Friday evening, while Evanescence, Marilyn Manson, Cypress Hill, The Blackout and Faith No More have also been added to the line-up.

They will be joined by The Darkness, Incubus, Refused, Ghost, Flogging Molly and musical comedian Tim Minchin.

Tickets are available from Thursda,y February 23.