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Imagine Peace Tower Lit, Ono to Play at Airwaves

The Imagine Peace Tower, an artwork by Yoko Ono on Videy island off Reykjavík, was lit for the fifth time yesterday, on the birthday of her late husband, John Lennon. It is dedicated to their struggle for world peace.

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The Imagine Peace Tower. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Ono and her and Lennon’s son Sean will play at the Iceland Airwaves festival which kicks off on Wednesday with the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Morgunbladid reports.

“We have come to Iceland every year since the Imagine Peace Tower project was launched and I had started to think it was strange to always come and then leave just before Airwaves began,” Sean Lennon said.

Approximately 850 people attended the lighting ceremony on Videy island yesterday. In addition to the tower’s beam, they could also enjoy nature’s light show as the northern lights put on a display.

When asked why Ono chose Iceland as the location for her artwork, she said Iceland has a purity other countries have lost. She added John Lennon would have been proud of today’s protestors, that is, those who protest peacefully and avoid violence.

She added that she is concerned about the position of women around the world, mentioning women in Muslim countries whom she described as strong.

Click here to read more about the upcoming Iceland Airwaves festival and visit its website to read more about the program.

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