MASSIVE ATTACK return to concert after five years and do so for the global climate crisis

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Massive Attack have announced Act 1.5, their first UK show after a hiatus of over five years.

The event will take place on August 25th in the area of Clifton Downsin their hometown of Bristol, England.


The concert will aim to be a “large-scale climate action accelerator event” and be the lowest carbon show ever staged.

The show comes after the band outlined their 2021 plan for the music industry to reduce carbon emissions. Act 1.5 will be implemented in partnership with the Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research .

The event promotes some “unprecedented” measures towards decarbonisation. These include an incentive for train travel and an initial pre-sale for local postcodes (for Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas) to discourage long-distance travel.

The event claims to be entirely powered by renewable energy, with electric shuttles to rail hubs. No meat will be sold. All touring and production vehicles will be electric or powered by 100% waste HVO fuel.

In collaboration with Train Hugger and the Royal Forestry Society, they are creating a new woodland plantation in the South West region as a legacy. They will plant mountain, glossy, and southern blue eucalyptus trees “chosen for their fast growth and efficient carbon-capturing qualities.”



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