Portishead, master purveyors of sexy desolation, have not played a live show since they performed at Spain’s Benicàssim Festival in 2015. Next month, though, the group will return to the stage for a small benefit show in their Bristol hometown. Perversely enough, Portishead aren’t even headlining that show. IDLES will top the bill for the show, which is raising money for War Child’s efforts in Ukraine.
The event is scheduled for May 2 at the O2 Academy Bristol, and is raising money for War Child’s efforts in Ukraine. Portishead are returning to their hometown, which they share with headliners IDLES, for the event. Billy Nomates, Katy J Pearson, Heavy Lungs, Wilderman, and Willie J Healy are also scheduled to perform.
“We are really pleased to be able to support the people of Ukraine by performing a few songs at this event in collaboration with the amazing War Child charity,” Portishead said in a statement.
Fans can only snag the 1,200 tickets through a donation raffle, which will come in pairs. If you don’t win the raffle, everyone who enters will still be able to livestream the performances.