Massive Attack have introduced Act 1.5, their first UK present in 5 years. The occasion takes place August 25 at Clifton Downs of their hometown of Bristol, England. It’s described as a “large-scale local weather motion accelerator occasion” and “the bottom carbon present of its measurement ever staged.” The present comes after the band outlined their 2021 plan for the music business to cut back carbon emissions. Act 1.5 is the most recent of their partnership with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.
The occasion touts some “unprecedented” measures towards decarbonization. These embody a rail journey incentive and an preliminary presale for native postal codes (for Bristol, Tub, and surrounding areas) to discourage long-distance journey. The occasion purports to be fully powered by renewable vitality, with electrical shuttles to rail hubs. No meat might be bought. All touring and manufacturing autos might be electrical or fueled by one hundred pc waste product HVO gas.
In partnership with Practice Hugger and the Royal Forestry Society, they’re creating “as a present legacy” a brand new woodland plantation within the South West area. They’ll plant mountain, shining, and southern blue gum timber “chosen for his or her quick development and environment friendly carbon seize qualities.”
Robert “3D” Del Naja stated in a press launch, “We’re satisfied to play our residence metropolis once more and to have the ability do it in the best manner. By way of local weather change motion there are not any excuses left; offsetting, countless seminars and diluted declarations have all been discovered—so stay music should drastically scale back all major emissions and take account of fan journey. Working with pioneering companions on this mission means we are able to severely transfer the dial for main stay music occasions & assist create precedents which are instantly obtainable.”
Professor Carly McLachlan of the Tyndall Centre for Local weather Change Analysis added: “That is exactly the kind of transformative strategy that we have to see extra of within the stay music sector and certainly each sector; one which has the collaboration and imaginative and prescient to cut back emissions throughout all areas of influence and dealing past the areas you straight management to unlock the systemic change we urgently must ship on our Paris Settlement commitments.”