Massive Attack has recently announced Act 1.5, an event dedicated to climate action acceleration. This event will feature Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshall performing their first concert in the UK in five years. Set to take place on August 25th, 2024, at Clifton Downs in their hometown of Bristol, this concert aims to be the most environmentally friendly show of its scale ever organised.
To achieve this, Massive Attack has implemented a range of innovative measures. The concert will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources, with solar panels and wind turbines providing the necessary electricity. The stage and lighting equipment will be energy-efficient, utilising the latest technology to minimise energy consumption.
Transportation to and from the event will also be environmentally friendly. Massive Attack has partnered with Train Hugger, a company that promotes sustainable travel, to offer discounted train tickets to concert-goers. Additionally, the band has collaborated with Ecotricity, a green energy supplier, to provide electric vehicle charging stations at the venue.
In terms of waste management, the Act 1.5 event will prioritise recycling and composting. Attendees will be encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and food containers, and there will be designated areas for waste separation. The concert organizers have also committed to offsetting the carbon emissions associated with the event through various initiatives, such as tree planting and investment in renewable energy projects.
Furthermore, the Act 1.5 event will serve as a platform for education and engagement. Massive Attack has invited climate scientists and experts from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research to give talks and presentations on the urgency of climate action. There will also be interactive exhibits and workshops where attendees can learn about sustainable practices and how to reduce their carbon footprint.
By organizing Act 1.5, Massive Attack aims to set a new standard for environmentally friendly live music events. They hope that their efforts will inspire other artists and event organizers to prioritize sustainability and take meaningful action to combat climate change. Through their music and activism, Massive Attack continues to use their platform to drive positive change and create a more sustainable future.
Massive attack have used their social media platform to support their work but more importantly the causes they stand by and stand up for. Most recently they posted a copy of a letter that was addressed to the President from the band, to which they highlighted, what they believed to be a responsibility of the international community to end this crisis. It read,
“The international community has a responsibility to use all its influence to prevent further escalation and end this crisis. I urge the members of the Security Council to press to advert a humanitarian catastrophe. I reiterate my appeal for a humanitarian ceasefire to be declared. This is urgent. The civilian population must be spared from greater harm. With an humanitarian ceasefire the means of survival can be restored and humanitarian assistance can be delivered in a safe and timely manner across the Gaza Strip.”
Don’t miss the highly anticipated Massive Attack concert with special guests at Clifton Downs in Bristol on August 25th, 2024. Gates open at 14:00, so get your tickets now for an unforgettable experience. Purchase here.