On September 3 2012 a bevy of celebs will dress up as rock legend Freddie Mercury for a party held at the Savoy Hotel, hoping to raise funds to combat AIDS.
Now into its third year, the 'Freddie For A Day' event invites A-list celebrities and us ordinary folk to join together and celebrate the life and legend of the late rock star.
On September 3, a host of stars will be asked to don bristly moustaches in the style of the music prodigy at London's Savoy Hotel. The rest of us can join in the fun by dressing in one of the star's iconic outfits as we go about our business!
Last year’s 'FFAD' saw Katy Perry wear a complete Freddie costume inspired by his final Wembley concert, and moustaches glued to the upper lip of a diverse range of stars from stage and screen.
Stephen Fry, Jeff Beck, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Russell Brand, Ben Elton and Chris Evans all came together for last year's crazy party, sporting that famous 'tache.
In 2011, celebrity and fan based events and contributions raised more than a quarter of a million pounds through the Mercury Phoenix Trust, and organisers are hoping to do the same again this year.
The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded in 1992 by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach to help distribute money raised from the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS awareness. The terrible disease sadly claimed Freddie in 1991.
Since then, the Trust has raised over $15 million to help in the fight against AIDS worldwide.
It doesn’t take being famous to be a part in Freddie For A Day. All you need to decide is whether you are bold enough to go for a full sparkly body leotard, head-to-toe PVC biker leathers, or simply to stick with aviator sunglasses...
Check out Katy Perry at last year's event! We can't believe the transformation!