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international news_ 18th January 2005

Massive Attack and Portishead perform together for the first time

The two groups most responsible for the creation of the Triphop genre, Bristol blunted beatsters Massive Attack and Portishead have announced that they will be performing together for the first time ever at the end of February in Bristol Academy at an event orgnaised by the UK charity Oxfam for the victims of the Tsunami in Asia.

All proceed from the event will go to Oxfams relief efforts in regions affected by the disaster to provide those affected with water, sanitation, food, shelter and other essential relief services.

Ben Littlejohn, who is coordinating Oxfam's involvement in the events, said: "The line up already looks phenomenal and more acts will be added in the coming days. The guys from Massive Attack and Portishead have done a fantastic job in pulling all this together. Not only will the concerts help Oxfam raise funds for our life-saving work in Asia, they will also help people understand the underlying causes of poverty, and give them ideas as to how they can make a difference."

Tickets are priced at 30 GBP and go on sale from January 24th. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see two of the best electronic acts in the world performing together for the first time and at the same time give help people whose lives have been ripped apart by the tradegy.

The concert is just part of a series of events to raise money for Oxfams relief fund, other involve a club event on the 12th Feb, also at the Bristol Academy that will feature Daddy G (Massive Attack), Geoff Barrow (Portishead), Aspects (live), Babyhead (live) and Boca 45 (Grand Central)

For more details and ticket information check out the organisations website

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