Massive Attack & Portishead to play Bristol

to raise thousands for tsunami crisis

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Massive Attack and Portishead are to share a stage for the first time, playing an 'almost unplugged' concert to raise funds for Oxfam’s work helping people affected by the Tsunami Crisis in Asia.

Put together by the guys from Massive Attack and Portishead, more special guests will be added to the line up in the coming days, and many of the acts involved will perform together. Tickets cost £30.

The gig is part of a series of events starting on Saturday February 12th with a DJ night at the Academy featuring Aspects (live), Babyhead (live) Boca 45 (Grand Central) Daddy G (Massive Attack), Geoff Barrow (Portishead) John Stapleton (BlowPop) Stereo 8 (Fingerlickin’). Tickets cost £8.

Oxfam is helping to reach more than 600,000 people affected by the tsunami crisis with water, sanitation, food, shelter and other essential relief items. The £30 ticket price could buy an emergency shelter for people who have lost their homes or 5 hygiene kits which will help prevent the spread of disease.

The concert will also support the Make Poverty History campaign, which calls for action by world leaders on the wider issues of poverty, highlighted by the tsunami. Poor people are often the most vulnerable in this kind of catastrophe. And while the tsunami came without warning, we already know that 30,000 people will continue to die every day from the effects of poverty unless we take action now.

Tickets for both shows go on sale on Monday 24th January, online or in person from www.bristolticketshop.co.uk, or by calling 0870 44 44 400.

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published: 17/01/2005 12:49