Patti Smith added to End of the Road festival bill

Patti Smith has been added to the bill for this summer's End Of The Road festival.

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Patti Smith has been added to the bill for this summer’s End Of The Road festival.

The punk legend is the final act to be announced for the festival, which takes place at Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire from August 31 – September 2 and will be headlined by Grandaddy, Midlake and with a co-headline effort from Grizzly Bear and Tindersticks.

Of Smith’s addition to the line-up, the festival’s directors have said: “We have been huge fans of Patti Smith’s work for many years and to have her finally play our festival is frankly surreal and a real honour. There are few musicians whose names alone can evoke such a vast array of images, sounds and stories as Patti Smith’s”.

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Patti Smith recently released her new album ‘Banga’ – which features a guest appearance from actor Johnny Depp.

As well as featuring a tribute to Amy Winehouse, the album closes up with a cover of Neil Young‘s ‘After The Gold Rush’. ‘Banga’ is Smith’s first album since her 2007 covers record ‘Twelve’ and her first record of original material since 2004’s ‘Trampin’.

Patti Smith plays a number of UK headline shows in September, finishing up at London’s Troxy on September 13.

The line-up for End Of The Road is as follows:

Grizzly Bear
The Antlers
Patti Smith
Delicate Steve
Doug Paisley
Driver Drive Faster
First Aid Kit
Frank Fairfield
I Break Horses
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
Justin Townes Earle
Mountain Man
The Low Anthem
Alessi’s Ark
Cashier no 9
Dirty Three
John Grant
Graham Coxon
Patrick Watson
Creature with the Atom Brain
Abi Wade
Big Wave
Horse Thief
Hurray For The Riff Raff
King Charles
The Step Kids
Zachary Cale
Jonathan Wilson
Lanterns On The Lake
Roy Harper
Veronica Falls
Beach House
The Antlers
I Break Horses
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
Justin Townes Earle
Robyn Hitchcock
Anna Calvi
Abigail Washburn with Kai Welch
Cold Specks
Dark Dark Dark
Francois & The Atlas Mountains


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