To commemorate the legendary John Lennon at 80 years old, Wembley Park, the premier cultural neighbourhood for northwest London, pays tribute to The Beatles star by illuminating The SSE Arena, Wembley, along with an image of an era-defining moment: The Beatles performing at Empire Pool (now The SSE Arena, Wembley) in the band’s final UK concert performance on May 1, 1966.
Josh McNorton, Cultural Director at Wembley Park, said: “Wembley Park is recognised for its heritage as a global home of live music and has staged some of the world’s most memorable moments in arts and entertainment. By illuminating the world-famous The SSE Arena, Wembley with this tribute to John Lennon, we wanted to bring a defining piece of the area’s legacy to the millions of people who live in, work in and visit the area. Creating an engaging environment across our public spaces, landmarks, shops and restaurants that bring together the area’s past and future, is central to Wembley Park’s status as a cultural neighbourhood for London.”
The illumination began on the evening of Thursday 08 October and will continue on Friday 09 October, 6:20pm-10pm.