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Queen film to premiere at Wembley (Arena)

By | Published on Tuesday 11 September 2018

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New Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is set to premiere at Wembley Arena next month. Yeah, I know Wembley Stadium would be more appropriate. But come on, 6200 tickets is already OTT for a film screening, and that will only half fill the arena. Imagine how empty the stadium would look.

Chris Green, MD of film studio Fox UK, says: “We’re delighted to be at The SSE Arena, Wembley giving Queen fans the chance to share in what is going to be a fantastic event. The venue is perfect for showcasing the show-stopping performances in the film”.

I thought we agreed it was adequate, not perfect. Anyway, speaking of ‘Live Aid’, which in a very roundabout sort of way we were, even if you didn’t notice, it was announced last week that audio tracks from the band’s performance at the charity show will be released as part of the film’s soundtrack album. It’ll be the first time they’ve been commercially available.

That soundtrack album will be out on 19 Oct, ahead of the film’s release on 26 Oct. The premiere will take place on 23 Oct. Tickets for the Wembley Arena screening will go on sale to the general public (not all 6200 of them being given away to celebs, crew and hangers on) at 9am tomorrow morning.