Newspaper reports this morning (Friday) have suggested that Queen will headline the Sonisphere 2012 line-up with Adam Lambert as their singer.
In an interview with the paper, Lambert said: “The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some fucking great songs. It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”
The singer first met the band when they played ‘We Are The Champions’ together on American Idol in 2009.
“After the EMAs, I heard faint little slithers of a backlash from people saying: ‘You can’t replace Freddie Mercury.’ But I already knew that,” Lambert continued.
“There’s no intention in my mind of replacing Freddie. That’s impossible. The way I’m choosing to view it is that it’s a great honour and one I’m in no way going to shirk.”
The newspaper also said that Faith No More will play the festival which returns to Knebworth House in Hertfordshire from 6-8 July.
Currently no acts have been officially confirmed for the Sonisphere line-up.
The organisers revealed last year that Green Day were in their long list of targets.
Skrillex and more are also among the Sonisphere rumours.