Edward Mapplethorpe

Musician, poet, artist, author, activist, icon: Patti Smith kickstarts MIF21’s live music series with her only UK dates this summer.

Some 46 years after the release of debut album Horses, Patti Smith remains one of the world’s most vital artists – and one of its most electrifying performers. We’re honoured and thrilled to welcome her to the Festival for the first time, backed by a full band – bassist Tony Shanahan, drummer Seb Rochford, son Jackson Smith on guitar – for this special two-night stand.

Produced by Manchester International Festival.


Image credit: Edward Mapplethorpe

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