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Massive Attack announce homecoming show

Bristol band will play on the beautiful Clifton Downs on 3 September

2016 May 17     
2 Bit Thugs

Also on the bill are Primal Scream and Skepta, with more names to be announced

Bristolian trip-hop legends Massive Attack are to play their first gig in the city since 2003 on 3 September.

The event will take place on Clifton Downs, a large area of rolling green parkland a couple of miles north of the city centre. The all-day bash is being curated by Massive Attack themselves but co-promoted by the team behind the one-day festival Love Saves The Day, which has been one of Bristol's biggest musical success stories in recent years. Primal Scream and Skepta are also on the bill, with more names to be announced in due course.

The news has been greeted with huge enthusiasm in Bristol, where Massive Attack haven't played a live show since their appearance in the city's Queen's Square in August 2003, which sold out almost immediately. The show on the Downs has been timed to mark the 25th anniversary of the band's classic Blue Lines album.

Announcing the gig, founding Massive Attack member Robert Del Naja, also known as 3D, said: “We are curating what we hope will become an annual event - something made in Bristol with an international reach. We will also use the project to engage with the important social and political issues of the day.”

Tickets for the event cost £37.50 and go on sale this Friday, via the usual outlets. A number of £25 tickets for people on benefits will be available, but you'll need to visit Bristol Ticket Shop in person to buy them.






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