You have to see Patti Smith live!

The singer-songwriter, author and all-round legend will be playing at Stockholm's Music & Arts Festival .

Patti Smith is the distillation of cool. Her 1975 debut LP, Horses, is a punk classic – its title song inspiring girls, boys, artists and ne’er-do-wells to throw themselves about like wild horses for the next decade. She spent the next years releasing more albums, creating all kinds of visual art, and just generally surviving in New York alongside the Velvet Underground, Robert Mapplethorpe (her long-time partner), Andy Warhol and that entire pantheon of cool. 
 

These days her lyrics are released as books of poetry by fancy publishers, and she plays gigs at family friendly festivals, like Stockholm’s Music & Arts Festival – located on Skeppsholmen island, about a 20-minute journey from Generator Stockholm. It might not be an abandoned warehouse in the Lower East Side of the early 1980s, but her music and presence will still inspire you.

It’s billed as “An Evening of Words and Music”, so it will be as much a literary event as a rock gig – a great way for the polymath to express her creativity. 

 

Also playing at the Music & Arts Festival is Ms. Lauryn Hill, Sigur Ros and many more. 

Tickets cost around €80 for a day pass and Patti Smith is playing on each of the three days. However, the stage she’s playing on has a limited number of seats so get there early to make sure you get a place!