Popular UK songs were given the symphonic treatment at Expo 2020 Dubai when the iconic Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra took to the Jubilee Stage.

Led by conductor Matthew Freeman, the 78 musicians and singers worked their way through hits by artists such as the Beatles, Adele, Sam Smith, The Verve and Coldplay – the last of whom will themselves be playing at Expo 2020 Dubai on 15 February.


The second half of the show was dedicated to iconic band Queen, opening with We Will Rock You, and going on to reimagine favourites from Under Pressure to Another Ones Bites the Dust, in a perfect end to the UK’s Expo 2020 Dubai National Day.

By: Delroy Constantine-Simms and Sonia Dixon