Patti Smith

Bluesfest Byron Bay celebrates 28 years in style at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm over Easter Weekend

April 21, 2017

Bluesfest Byron Bay had such a variety of performances in five tents over five days that it can be difficult to catch it all. With five stages running between 11am and midnight so there is a lot going on. John Goodridge lists a few highlights from his visit. Patti Smith and her band perform Horses Patti Smith […]

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7 Arts Events not to miss in Australia in April 2017

March 30, 2017

It’s time to go through our monthly look at the best the art, theatre and cultural industries has to offer this upcoming month around Australia. We have a wide array of things to see, including comedy, spiritual journeys and reliving Whitney Houston movies… on stage! Go out and plan for these upcoming events for April […]

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Patti Smith to take part in rare solo speaking engagement in Sydney this April

February 21, 2017

In what will be a rare solo appearance poet, writer and Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith will take to the Joan Sutherland Theatre Stage at the Sydney Opera House on April 23rd to talk, read and sing from her acclaimed oeuvre. Over the course of the evening Smith will touch on the […]

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Courtney Barnett to support Patti Smith at her final Australian show in Melbourne

January 20, 2017

Huge one for Courtney Barnett fans – your girl is set to support the iconic Patti Smith and her band at her final Australian date in Melbourne in April. Smith and her band will be in the country for a long-awaited tour including some unmissable Bluesfest festival shows – all shows of which have completely sold out. […]

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Madness, Rhiannon Giddens, Miles Electric Band amongst latest Bluesfest additions

November 8, 2016

There’s a few more surprises in store for Bluesfest Byron Bay fans yet, with more announcements still on the way but this morning, the organisers have doled out a few more names to keep it all pushin’. On today’s bill, Bluesfest welcomes the likes of Madness,  Rhiannon Giddens and the Miles Electric Band to the party, while Patti Smith and her […]

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Patti Smith adds extra tour dates to 2017 Australian visit

September 24, 2016

Who knew that everyone would be as excited for Patti Smith as we are?? After the huge demand for her Sydney and Melbourne show at just the presale stage, Bluesfest Touring has allowed more people to bask in Patti Smith’s live presence by adding two more shows! Known as the ‘godmother of punk’, Patti Smith […]

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Patti Smith, The Lumineers, Bonnie Raitt, Snarky Puppy & Andrew Bird lead first Bluesfest sideshow announcement!

September 19, 2016

New week, new tours. The 2017 Byron Bay Bluesfest has come out with their first round of sideshows and as far as initial touring announcements go, they’ve done pretty well, with the likes of Patti Smith, Bonnie Raitt and The Lumineers locking down some impressive Australian headline shows. South Australians and Queenslanders miss out on this round of announcements unfortunately, with the artists […]

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Patti Smith, The Zac Brown Brand & Buddy Guy lead Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017 announcement!

August 23, 2016

Talk about a way to wake up on a Wednesday morning: for another year, the Byron Bay Bluesfest has delivered its first artist announcement and it’s another big’n. Confirmed to perform at the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm over the Easter long weekend next April are some of the most important names in contemporary music, including Patti Smith, who […]

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Zosia Mamet & Matt Smith to play Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe in new biopic

January 26, 2016

Zosia Mamet, probably best known to many as the endlessly entertaining Shosanna Shapiro on HBO’s Girls, will be jumping into a vastly different role as she prepares to portray iconic musician and writer Patti Smith in an upcoming biopic based on US avant-garde photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith will be portraying […]

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