Baggage handlers at Heathrow Airport have performed Queen’s iconic hit ‘I Want To Break Free’ in a tribute to Freddie Mercury on what would have been his birthday.
The airport team worked with a Strictly Come Dancing choreographer for the routine, which sees them donning moustaches and their own hi-vis version of Mercury’s iconic yellow jacket.
British Airways and Heathrow baggage handlers ‘escape from reality’ in celebration of Freddie’s birthday.#freddieforaday #ffad #freddiemercury #queen @MercuryMOTG @The_MPT pic.twitter.com/xXZKE5u0O5
— Queen (@QueenWillRock) September 5, 2018
Freddie himself worked as a baggage handler at the airport before joining Queen in 1970 and becoming one of British music’s most influential figures.
In the clip, the baggage team are seen surprising a crowd at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 as they recreate the iconic routine – complete with their own suitcases.
As well as the dance, Heathrow will mark the late singer’s 72nd birthday by featuring Queen songs on its arrival boards and selling their memorabilia in the departures lounge.
Passengers with the name Freddie, Frederick or the singer’s birthday name, Farrokh, will also received the chance to enjoy the BA First lounge.
The celebration comes only a month before the release of anticipated Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Mr Robot star Rami Malek takes on the role of Mercury, with the film charting the band’s rise – as well as their triumphant Live Aid gig in July 1985.
Meanwhile, Queen are still going strong with current vocalist Adam Lambert. They began a huge Las Vegas residency earlier this week, with guitarist Brian May admitting that Mercury would be in awe of Lambert’s vocal prowess.