Patti Smith to perform on Slovenian-Italian border

Patti Smith, a celebrated punk poet, singer and artist, will perform on the border between Slovenia and Italy in October in a prelude to the 2025 European Capital of Culture hosted by Nova Gorica and Gorizia.

The 5 October concert will be held at a new venue in place of a former border crossing known as Rožna Dolina (Valley of Roses) in Slovenian or Casa Rossa in Italian.

In a statement distributed by the organisers of the concert, Smith wrote that she was "looking forward to perform in the future capital of culture".

"I can't think of a better name to go borderless...

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