Belfast Telegraph

Ringo Starr backs clean water campaign at Glastonbury

The Cure frontman Robert Smith and Norwegian singer Sigrid have also joined the campaign.

Ringo Starr has joined the call for clean water. (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Ringo Starr has joined the call for clean water. (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Ringo Starr is backing a Glastonbury Festival campaign for clean water.

The Beatles drummer is supporting an initiative for WaterAid at the Worthy Farm event.

Starr has designed a badge along with other artists which will be available to festival-goers.

The design created by Ringo Starr. (WaterAid)

Badges will be handed out at WaterAid kiosks at the festival as part of a campaign for safe drinking water.

The Cure and Norwegian singer Sigrid have also joined the Access Denied campaign and designed their own badges.

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.”

Robert Smith of The Cure has designed his won badge. (WaterAid)

The Cure frontman Robert Smith said: “Without water there wouldn’t be life.”

“Everyone should have this basic human right, but millions have their access denied because of who they are or where they live.”

Singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry and visual artist David Shrigley have also created designs for the campaign.

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.

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.



From Belfast Telegraph