Lennon festival in September in Scotland
A remote village in the Scottish Highlands is all set to organise a major festival as a tribute to late Beatle Sir John Lennon.art and culture Updated: May 22, 2007 19:43 IST
A remote village in the Scottish Highlands is all set to organise a major festival as a tribute to late Beatle Sir John Lennon.
While announcing that the three-day festival will take place in September, the organisers claimed that it would be one of the "most extraordinary" events.
They also said that 1,100 tickets for the event will soon be released.
Musical performances, poetry recitation, film screenings, and a dance event in a cave are the activities that will form a part of the festival.
The organisers have lined-up the Royal Academy of Music to perform a world premiere of a Beatles Prom.
Nizlopi, whose JCB Song reached number one at Christmas, is also on the organisers’ list.
English poets Carol Ann Duffy and Michael Horovitz are also likely to take part in the event, while a dance event will be held in Britain’s largest sea cave.
Also to mark the festival would be Beatles’ films, and members of Lennon’s family who would talk about him, reports the BBC.
Lennon’s 72-year-old cousin, Stan Parkes, said that the singer loved the place very much, and had he been alive, he would have been "delighted and surprised" to be an inspiration for such a festival.
The murdered songwriter had spent five summers in the Highlands in his youth, and he stayed on a small farm in Sango Bay with his cousin during that period.
His song ‘In My Life’ was also inspired by the landscape in the area.