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Patti Smith quartet

— us

  • Sat, July 13th


    Rock’n’roll poet. Feminist. Activist. Author. Singer-songwriter. ‘Godmother of Punk’. Patti Smith is an icon, one of the most ambitious, unconventional and challenging rock personas ever. Since launching her career in the 70s, she has followed her own path through the world of punk and poetry. Her intellectually challenging and instant mobilising lyrics influence generations. Her music, with roots in primary three-chord rock but increasingly avant-garde and adventurous over the years, has not lost a shred of power and urgency at all after five decades. Her autobiography ‘Just Kids‘ ranks as one of the most powerful, inspiring and eloquently written rock and roll stories ever.

    With her debut album ‘Horses‘, Patti Smith has one of the great rock classics to her name. Hits like ‘Because The Night‘ and ‘Dancing Barefoot‘ introduced her to a wider audience. With ‘People Have the Power‘, she wrote a song we can always turn to in turbulent times.

    With Patti Smith, Cactus Festival brings a great legend to the Minnewater Park. We already have goosebumps.