Massive Attack have been added to the line-up for this year’s Manchester International Festival.
The band will perform for the first time since 2010 with a special collaboration with documentary maker Adam Curtis announced today. Robert Del Naja has teamed up with Curtis, famous for his films such as All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace, at The Mayfield Depot, a new venue opened specially for the festival. Situated in a half derelict former train station, the depot has been abandoned since 1986 and will be transformed for Massive Attack’s performance. Designer Es Devlin and theatre industry figure Felix Barret will also be involved in the Massive Attack vs Adam Curtis show.
Massive Attack vs Adam Curtis will be Massive Attack’s only UK show of 2013. Meanwhile, all tickets for The xx's residency at the Manchester International Festival have sold out after going on sale in January.
The gigs, which will be held in the city from July 4-21 in 2013 will be performed in front of no more than 100 people. The event is held every two years in the city. The last festival in 2011 saw Bjork, Snoop Dogg, Wu Lyf and Damon Albarn perform.