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Massive Attack Bristol 2024

Massive Attack announce their first live show in five years

05 December 2023, 10:53 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Massive Attack have announced Act 1.5, a large-scale climate action accelerator event that sees Robert De Naja and Grant Marshall play what will be their first concert on UK soil in five years.

Taking place on 25th August 2024 at Clifton Downs in their hometown of Bristol, the forthcoming show promises to be the lowest carbon show of its size ever staged. The event will mark the culmination of 25 years of climate activism on the part of the band, and a first physical fruition of their collaboration with climate scientists and analysts from the renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, including Massive Attack’s commissioning of the only Paris 1.5 compatible roadmap for decarbonisation of the Live Music Sector.

"We're chuffed to play our home city again and to be able do it in the right way. In terms of climate change action there are no excuses left; offsetting, endless seminars and diluted declarations have all been found out - so live music must drastically reduce all primary emissions and take account of fan travel. Working with pioneering partners on this project means we can seriously move the dial for major live music events and help create precedents that are immediately available," the band says.

The band had previously planned a prototype show of this nature in Liverpool; ambitions that were thwarted by global pandemic and their boycotting of an Arms Fair being held in the city. As part of the ACT 1.5 initiative, Liverpool has now become the first City worldwide to commit to a global gold standard of Paris 1.5 compatible carbon reductions as a condition for licensing major live music events.

Massive Attack were the first band globally to become members of the UN Race to Zero programme – committing all of their touring & production activities to Paris 1.5 compatible decarbonisation measures, in all scopes 1, 2 and 3 - and the band have now worked together with partners UN Race To Zero, Zenobe, Ecotricity, Train Hugger and Act 1.5 to construct a unique event.

Fans can sign up for pre-sale now via and enter the first half of their postcode when asked. A full band incentivised train travel campaign will be launched ahead of the event in 2024.

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