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Pure Magic in the City of Peace

Sold out gigs, important artists' quotes and phenomenal gigs - the 7th edition of Life Festival Oswiecim was a splendid success. Starring Sir Elton John and band Queen & Adam Lambert, musical legends delighted the audience and engraved another great page in the history of the festival.

Pure Magic in the City of Peace

"Thank you for coming to this beautiful festival. I have been performing for 47 years and one thing doesn't change - fans' affection and love. I hope that I will be able to play for them still"- said Elton John, the headliner of Saturday, 18th June at Life Festival Oswiecim.

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When the Master sat down at the piano and smiled, it was certain that it will be a "Wonderful crazy night". First of all, his voice was incredible - strong, passionate and full of youthful madness. Fans heard evergreens such as "Candle In The Wind", "Tiny Dancer" and "I'm Still Standing".

Before the Elton John's performance, the audience was warmed up by John Newman. His greatest hits such as "Love Me Again" and "Come And Get It" were the pride of the concert, which gave viewers a lot of fun and unrestrained joy. "I am glad that Life Festival Oswiecim is another important and great step in giving this place a touch of life and hope. Thank you for this festival!"- said Newman, who visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum before going on stage.

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The final concert of the 7th edition of Life Festival Oswiecim on Sunday. 19th June was a tribute to Freddie Mercury. "There was no one like him. Actually, we are here today for him" - said Adam Lambert, a young singer, who worthily replaced a legend in the role of Queen's frontman.

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"Love Of My Life", "Radio Ga Ga", "Bohemian Rhapsody" – the list of greatest hits that Queen+Adam Lambert played in Oswiecim was endless. The final touch was "We Are the Champions", played as an encore. Fans surprised the band and developed a white-and-red flags, so the stadium covered with Polish national colors. The great finale of a royal concert.

Life Festival Oswiecim celebrates musical diversity. Before the concerts of the biggest stars, the audience enjoyed the gigs of, among others, Che Sudaka or Ninet Tayeb. "As you may know, I was born in Israel. It is very important for me, that I'm playing here. Thank you for this festival, it's a special moment" – said Ninet emotionally.

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The lineup of LFO 2016 was also full of Polish stars. The performances of Piotr Rogucki, Kortez and Krzysztof Zalewski as part of Street Life concerts at the Market Square on Friday, 17th June were a forecast of Saturday's maneuver of Dawid Podsiadlo at the Life Festival Oswiecim Main Stage. In the same location on Sunday performed Taco Hemingway and Perfect.

"Thanks to Darek Maciborek, who created this event, Life Festival Oświęcim is an important point on the European musical map. It is an honor that we are here today"- said Grzegorz Markowski, Perfect's frontman.

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We are proud that the world's best and Polish artists share a common idea of life/peace/music. The peaceful message of Life Festival Oswiecim was spread around the world again.

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