Massive Attack Announce First UK Show in 5 Years, Touting “Unprecedented Decarbonization Measures”

Massive Attack have announced Act 1.5, their first UK show in five years. The event takes place August 25 at Clifton Downs in their hometown of Bristol, England. It’s described as a “large-scale climate action accelerator event” and “the lowest carbon show of its size ever staged.” The show comes after the band outlined their 2021 plan for the music industry to reduce carbon emissions. Act 1.5 is the latest in their partnership with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

The event touts some “unprecedented” measures toward decarbonization. Those include a rail travel incentive and an initial presale for local postal codes (for Bristol, Bath, and surrounding areas) to deter long-distance travel. The event purports 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 fueled by 100 percent waste product HVO fuel.

Source : Pitchfork