Patti Smith and her band to Gröna Lund

By on February 17, 2017

She has received awards from both the French Ministry of Culture as the Polar Music Prize. She is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 100 greatest artists of our time. She is simply one of our greatest living cultural icons. And in the summer she makes only two gigs in Sweden. We are extremely proud to present Patti Smith and her band on Gröna Lunds Main Stage August 21.

Patti Smith is so much more than a singer / songwriter, who was with and shaped the punk and rock wave in 1970s New York. She is so much more than her biggest hitBecause the Nightwhich she wrote together with Bruce Springsteen. She is a poet among rock musicians, a rock musician among poets. Perhaps says the justification for the Polar Music Prize it best:

By devote her life to art in all its forms, Patti Smith has demonstrated how much rock’n’roll there is in poetry and how much poetry there is in rock’n’roll. Patti Smith is a Rimbaud with Marshall amplifiers. She has changed the way a generation looks, thinks and dreams. The unique artist soul Patti Smith show that people have the power.

Patti Smith is one of the biggest rock icons in the world and this is something I have longed for for years, says Johan Tidstrand, Gröna Lund’s owners.

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