Yoko Ono Offers Free Weekend to Víðey - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Yoko Ono Offers Free Weekend to Víðey

Published October 7, 2009

On the occasion of the lighting of the Peace Tower (shown above), Yoko Ono is offering free trips to Víðey from 9 to 11 October. There will also be a concert honoring the memory of John Lennon, at the Reykjavík Art Museum, on Friday, 22:00.
The Peace Tower will be lit on the occasion of Lennon’s birthday. According to Víðey’s webpage, “the ferry departs at 20:00 to Viðey island from Skarfabakki pier at Sundahöfn harbour. A guided tour in Viðey island where history, nature and art are combined in this unique tour. The tour is dedicated to Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower that gives light and power to the realization of World Peace, which was John Lennon’s lifetime wish.”
The Peace Tower itself will be lit at 20:00, and every night thereafter until 8 December.
At 22:00, the tribute concert to Lennon begins at the Reykjavík Art Museum. Vísir lists the program of songs and performers as follows:
Twist and Shout – Jón Ólafsson
Ticket to Ride – Eyþór Ingi
Help – Egill Ólafsson
In My Life – Björgin Halldórsson
Lucy in The Sky – Jóhann Helgason
Revolution – Krummi Björgvinsson
Happiness is a Warm Gun – Helgi Björnsson
Julia KK
Come Together – Jón Ólafsson
Instant Karma – Páll Rósinkranz
Working Class – Hero Egill Ólafsson
Imagine – Magnús Kjartansson
Jealous Guy – Páll Rósinkranz
Mind Games – Haukur Heiðar Hauksson
Woman – Krummi Björgvinsson
(Just like) Starting Over – Eyþór Ingi
Beautiful Boy – Björgvin Halldórsson
Give Peace a Chance – everyone
For more information, call 555-3565 or visit the websites of Elding or Víðey.

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