Queen spectacular draws 8000

Concert-goers were in early to get a good vantage point. Pictures: Tanya Voltchanskaya.
Concert-goers were in early to get a good vantage point. Pictures: Tanya Voltchanskaya.

The City of Joondalup event featured more than 50 performers including Mig Ayesa, Michael Falzon, Amanda Harrison and Carly Thomas-Smith from the Australian and West End productions of We Will Rock You, a five-piece rock band and the Perth Symphony Orchestra.

With two acts and an encore, fans were treated to Queen classics including I Want to Break Free, Under Pressure, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions.

‘I’m buzzing right now even though it’s 30 minutes since we stepped off stage ” I’m still shaking,’ Ayesa said backstage after the concert. ‘It was a fantastic and magical night.’

Thomas-Smith said performing at Joondalup Resort ranked high among the venues she had played around the world.

‘Eight thousand people on a golf course ” it was awesome,’ she said.

‘It’s amazing how effortless this music translates to an orchestra ” it says something about the genius of Queen.’

Producer Andrew Wyke said he was proud to be part of the event. ‘We’ve done a lot of outdoor locations in the UK and we’ve never played a golf course before but it was a beautiful location,’ he said.

‘The thing about this show is the audience plays a big part in it.’

Mayor Troy Pickard said the show had come to Joondalup on the back of two sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House.

‘I have had a great deal of feedback and continue to receive many positive phone calls and emails from our residents happy to witness outstanding entertainment in Joondalup,’ he said.