Wembley Park pays tribute to John Lennon for 80th Birthday


To commemorate and Imagine the legendary John Lennon at 80 years old, Wembley Park pays tribute to The Beatles star by illuminating The SSE Arena, Wembley, along with an image of an era-defining moment: John Lennon 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. Our tribute to John Lennon celebrates his life and legacy to the area.”

He added “Now, more than ever, we feel it’s important for us to unite, come together and commemorate special milestones of Wembley Park’s defining history and give the public the chance to see, on a grand scale, this iconic archive photograph, capturing the band’s final UK concert performance.”

The illumination will take place tonight until 10pm and on Friday 09 October, 6:20pm-10pm.