First Base Events
You're My Best Friend: An Evening With Peter Freestone
Celebrating what would have been the iconic singer’s 70th birthday, Peter ‘Phoebe’ Freestone - speaker, author, personal assistant and best friend to Freddie Mercury - will tour Australia in September 2016.
Presented by First Base Events, You're My Best Friend: An Evening With Peter Freestone will be an intimate evening of personal stories, rock anecdotes, rare photos, unheard audio and audience Q&A covering the 12 years Peter spent living with and working for the Queen frontman.
The pair, who met in 1979 whilst Peter was working in wardrobe for London's Royal Ballet, formed an immediate friendship which saw Peter become Freddie's personal assistant, a role he continued daily until the singer's untimely death in 1991.
"I was Freddie's chief cook and bottle washer, waiter, butler, secretary, cleaner and agony aunt. I travelled the world with him, acted as his bodyguard when needed and in the end, of course, I was one of his nurses."
Author of the memoir, Freddie Mercury (Omnibus Press), Peter currently resides in the Czech Republic, a place he has called home for the last 13 years between stints travelling the world to make regular guest speaking appearances at AIDS awareness events and Queen fan conventions.
In the lead up to the Australian tour, Queen and Freddie Mercury fans will have the chance to pre-purchase limited spots on private VIP events with Peter. This will be a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the man who knew Freddie Mercury best. Details are available at: www.peterfreestone.com/VIP
You're My Best Friend: An Evening With Peter Freestone commences in Canberra on 8th September. Ticket, venue and booking information is available at: www.peterfreestone.com/tour