Ringo Starr blows out candles during his 11th Annual Peace & Love Birthday Worldwide Celebration at Capitol Records Tower on July 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Ringo Starr is backing a Glastonbury Festival campaign for clean water, supporting an initiative for WaterAid at the Worthy Farm event. Ringo has designed a badge along with other artists which will be available to festival-goers.
Badges will be handed out at WaterAid kiosks at the festival as part of a campaign for safe drinking water.
Starr’s creation features a flowing stream with the words “peace, love, water”.
He said: “I have always supported WaterAid because I believe everyone on this planet has a right to have clean water. “They asked me to create a special badge for Glastonbury Festival and you can get it and show your support for their great work when you visit WaterAid’s water kiosks at the festival. Peace and love, Ringo.”
All badges will be free to revellers from WaterAid’s 37 kiosks run by the charity’s volunteers at Worthy Farm. The designs are part of a campaign calling for everyone everywhere to have access to clean water and hygienic toilets. he Cure and Norwegian singer Sigrid have also joined the Access Denied campaign and designed their own badges. On the back of each badge will be a link to a WaterAid prize draw, with the chance to win tickets to Glastonbury in 2020.
Ringo Starr has announced details for his annual birthday celebration. On July 7, 2019, he’ll turn 79 and will return to Capitol Records Tower at 1750 N Vine St. in Los Angeles for his annual Peace & Love celebration, where he and a starr-studded group of classic rock stars and other celebrities will join gathered fans.
Accompanying Starr for the 2019 celebration will be his wife, Barbara Starkey, musicians Edgar Winter, Benmont Tench, Nils Lofgren, T-Bone Burnett, Jim Keltner, Sheila E, and Gregg Bissonette, plus David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr and Richard Lewis. More guests will be announced soon. At photo op begins at 10:45 a.m. Performances of Ringo’s songs begin at 11 a.m., followed by a brief welcome from Lynch who will introduce the guest of honor. Ringo will lead gathered family, friends and fans in a group #PeaceandLove moment at Noon. Cake will then be presented on stage.
Ringo began these celebrations in 2008 at the Hard Rock Café Chicago and last year he celebrated the 10th Anniversary at the Hard Rock Café Nice. In the ensuing years it has grown enormously and in 2018 there were Peace & Love events in over 60 countries. August 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Ringo and His All Starr Band and they will hit the road for a celebratory tour which concludes September 1 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, nearly 30 years to the day when the inaugural All Starrs completed their first tour on September 3, 1989. (See dates below.)
The 2019 edition of the band features Toto’s Steve Lukather, Men at Work’s Colin Hay, Santana and Journey’s Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and the return of All Starr alumnus Hamish Stuart.