The singer covered the band’s ’We Will Rock You’ as 200,000 people at today’s Live 8 clapped along with the trademark drum pattern. Williams was introduced by England football captain David Beckham, who joked that his friend Robbie was a little shy.
The Queen cover opened the singer’s four song set which also featured ’Let Me Entertain You’, ’Feel’ and ’Angels’. As anticipated, ‘Angels’ brought on a mass sing-along amongst the crowd.
The show marked the first time Williams had played in the UK since his landmark gigs in Knebworth. Like many of the day’s stars, he paid tribute to Bob Geldof and also to co-organiser Midge Ure.