For the first time in 13 years, Massive Attack will play in their hometown of Bristol this summer for a special outdoor gig at The Downs on 3 September.
The feat comes as a joint effort from Crosstown Concerts and festival moguls Team Love, who are responsible for Love Saves the Day, The Garden Festival in Croatia, and Love International, to name a few.
Team Love co-founder, Tom Paine, explains: “We’ve been talking with the band for many years now about trying to put a show of this scale on together – and it finally feels like the moment is right.”
Primal Scream and Skepta have also been announced on the bill for the all day event, with more acts to be announced.
Massive Attack’s 3D says: “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 will be priced at a very reasonable £37.50 plus booking fee and go on sale on Friday 20 May at 9am. Available from: tickets.massiveattackbristol.co.uk, Songkick, Seetickets, Gigantic and Bristol Ticket Shop.
(Very slightly) early birds can go to Bristol’s Idle Hands record shop and Bristol Ticket Shop from 8am on Friday 20 May.
There will also be a limited number of reduced price tickets at £25 available to anyone unemployed or on income support.