Watch Queen and the Bohemian Rhapsody cast light up Carnaby Street with classic lyrics

22 October 2018, 15:59 | Updated: 22 October 2018, 17:09

By Sofia Rizzi

"Is this the real life..."

Lyrics from 'Bohemian Rhapsody', one of Queen's most iconic songs, were lit up to celebrate the release of the new film Bohemian Rhapsody last night (October 21).

The lights will be on every evening until January on London's famous Carnaby Street.

The much-anticipated film is a biopic based on Queen and frontman Freddie Mercury's life.

Find out everything you need to know about the Bohemian Rhapsody film here >

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The Bohemian Rhapsody stage was set on London's iconic Carnaby Street. Picture: Smooth Radio
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Brian May, Roger Taylor, and the Cast of Bohemian Rhapsody press the big red buzzer. Picture: Smooth Radio
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The group hit a big red buzzer to turn on the lights along the street. Picture: Smooth Radio
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Brian May takes a selfie with Gwilym Lee who plays him in the biopic. Picture: Smooth Radio
Lyrics from Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' illuminate Carnaby Street
Lyrics from Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' illuminate Carnaby Street. Picture: PA Images
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Bohemian Rhapsody cast watch the fireworks as the lights turn on. Picture: Smooth Radio

The film's cast gathered at Carnaby Street to turn on the lights. Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury, was joined by co-stars Gwilym Lee (Brian May), Ben Hardy (Roger Taylor), Joseph Mazzello (John Deacon) and Lucy Boynton (Mary Austin).

Original members of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor also came to turn on the lights.

Bohemian Rhapsody is released at cinemas on Wednesday (October 24).

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