Yoko Ono to return to Iceland to celebrate John Lennon’s birthday
The controversial artist will re-light the Imagine Peace Tower
On Sunday October 9, Yoko Ono will return to Iceland, where she will re-light the spectacular light tower IMAGINE PEACE TOWER, in celebration of John Lennon’s birthday on that day. She will be joined by family and friends from all around the world.
Imagine Peace Tower is an outdoor work of art conceived by Ono in memory of her late husband, unveiled on 9 October 2007 in a ceremony attended by Yoko, her son Sean Lennon and daughter Kyoko, Ringo Starr, George Harrison's widow Olivia Harrison, and other famous friends from around the world.
The tower is intended to be a beacon for world peace and symbolises the struggle for peace begun by Yoko Ono and John Lennon in the late 1960s.
Each year the tower is lit between October 9 and December 8, the day John Lennon was killed. It is also lit at various other times of the year. This year the tower will be lit at 8pm in Iceland (9 P.M BST). A live stream can be viewed at http://www.imaginepeace.com
Yoko has also arranged free trips on the public ferry to Videy from 6.30pm – 7.30 P.M, returning between 9 and 10 P.M on October 9.
The Plastic Ono Band will also play a very special concert at Harpa in Reykjavik on October 13 as part of the Iceland Airwaves Festival.
Today, Yoko Ono said: “I always look forward to returning to Iceland each year to light Imagine Peace Tower. As the light shines out into the night let’s all join together to THINK PEACE. ACT PEACE. SPREAD PEACE. IMAGINE PEACE.”