They invite 6,000 staff to central London gig...

Veterans Queen turned their performance at London’s Hyde Park last night (July 15) into a tribute to emergency workers who helped deal with last week’s bombings.

The band gave away 6,000 tickets to the workers for the gig, which had been postponed in the immediate aftermath of the London atrocity.

“We feel it is fitting to thank London’s emergency services for their extraordinary response in dealing with the effects of the bombing attacks and to indeed celebrate the historical resilience of Londoners in their response to yet another atrocity,” the band said

in a statement.

Over 85,000 fans gathered in the central London park to see Queen perform there for the first time in 29 years. One-time Free singer Paul Rodgers has taken the late Freddie Mercury’s place in the band. Razorlight and

Darkness members Justin and Dan Hawkins also performed.