- 19 Feb 19
The band join a line-up that includes Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Bette Midler, and Jennifer Hudson.
Queen are the latest addition to a star-studded line-up set to perform at the Academy Awards this Sunday, February 24. The band, appearing supporting of the hugely successful biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, will feature original members Brian May and Roger Taylor, as well as regular collaborator Adam Lambert.
Bohemian Rhapsody, which has attracted controversy in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct against director Bryan Singer, is nominated for five Oscars at the ceremony: Best Picture, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, and Best Actor for Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury.
Other artists set to perform on the night include Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper doing "Shallow" from A Star Is Born, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings doing "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings' from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Jennifer Hudson doing "I'll Fight" from RBG.
Bette Midler also took to Twitter during the week to announce that she will perform 'The Place Where Lost Things Go' from Mary Poppins Returns. It has not yet been confirmed whether Kendrick Lamar and SZA will perform 'All The Stars' from Black Panther, which is up for Best Original Song.
— Queen (@QueenWillRock) February 18, 2019