Now, to celebrate Freddie For A Day, which marks the rock legend’s birthday today (September 5th)and the upcoming release of Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises film BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, Heathrow and British Airways ‘escaped from reality’ to pay tribute to Freddie in spectacular fashion.
Heathrow Terminal 5 arrivals came alive in celebration of the Queen frontman, as baggage handlers performed Mercury-inspired dance moves, choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor choreographer Lyndon Lloyd.
Following weeks of rehearsals, the baggage handlers broke free from their routine and astonished passengers with moves inspired by the charismatic rock star, who worked at the airport nearly 50 years ago, shortly before joining Queen and packing arenas around the world.
Any travellers landing at Terminal 5 on September 5th can also look out for Queen songs on arrivals boards, while Queen memorabilia will be displayed in the departures area next month. To celebrate the singer’s birthday on September 5, any customer called Freddie, Frederick, or the legend’s real name, Farrokh, who is departing from Terminal 5 will be invited, along with their traveling companions, to use British Airways’ First lounge, accessed through the exclusive First Wing.
The celebrations, which will help raise awareness for Queen’s charity The Mercury Phoenix Trust, are in anticipation of the cinema release of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, a foot-stomping tribute to Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer.
Adam Dewey, one of British Airways’ baggage managers, who stars in the video, said “Freddie Mercury is an undisputed rock legend and it has been an absolute blast planning his birthday celebrations at Heathrow, where he once worked.
“Myself and the other baggage handlers taking part have put everything into these dance routines and we can’t wait to see the faces on holidaymakers when they strut their stuff in the arrivals hall! The new film Bohemian Rhapsody has proved a great inspiration for all of us and we can’t wait to be hot-stepping our way to the premiere next month!”