Portishead are to be the next curators and will be performing exclusively at All Tomorrow's Parties, Nightmare Before Christmas in December 2007.

They will be playing their first full live set featuring new material in nearly 10 years at the event which is set for December 7, 8 & 9 at Butlins Holiday Camp at Minehead.

"We have always loved the All Tomorrow's Parties set up and we're happy our first shows will be there. It's great to have the opportunity to introduce bands we love or have influenced us. We've chosen a diverse collection of artists to play with us and we're really looking forward to it."

Details of the line up will be announced at the All Tomorrow's Parties site where you'll also find details of how to buy tickets, available accomodations and how to get there.

The band is currently at work on their third album. It will be the first new material since their second self-titled album from 1997. The bands last release was Roseland NYC Live in 1998.

Although there is no indication how far along the band is, founding member Geoff Barrow posted this on the band's MySpace page almost a year ago:

"We've had our meeting with the label it was really positive....which makes the whole thing so much easier to deal with nice people...The tracks are in a right mess but sounding like a album for the first time in years they (are) a bit weird though. Its great its nice to think us old gits have a few tunes in us without sounding like coffee table Zero 7 - Moby - chill out shit!"


[Published on: 5/22/07]

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soulink starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/22/2007 12:11PM
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Yea Portishead!

paulyblunts Tue 5/22/2007 12:23PM
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its about dam time! that ATP website is all effed up. where is this show taking place?

toeknee420 Tue 5/22/2007 01:18PM
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I really need to check one of these out. The format seems pretty sick.

Window Tue 5/22/2007 01:20PM
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Butlins Arena
Somerset, UK

Bylimb Tue 5/22/2007 01:56PM
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Gille starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/22/2007 02:50PM
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This is the best news I have heard all year! Could not have said it better than Bylimb, a world tour is in order. I love that Geoff Barrow says the tunes "are a bit weird". Beth Gibbons will you marry me?

All Loving Liberal White Guy Tue 5/22/2007 03:29PM
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All Loving Liberal White Guy

Their new release beat Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy to the punch !!!!!

briank67 Tue 5/22/2007 05:07PM
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but if those december shows are gonna be the "first" shows since the 90s, then the best we can hope for is a tour next year....

dustinthewind7 Tue 5/22/2007 05:58PM
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Gothood42 Wed 5/23/2007 12:56AM
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Fuck yes, it's about damn time....They are such a gifted and talented band and it's going to be interesting to see what they put out. FUCK YES, THANK YOU PORTISHEAD.

Gothood42 Wed 5/23/2007 12:57AM
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Just wanted to say that I'm pumped.....again, That's how pumped i am

MutilatedLips Wed 5/23/2007 01:31PM
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Im glad that alot of the triphop from the 90's seems to be coming back. Bands like Portishead are to good to stay in obscurity.

digideley223 starstarstar Thu 5/24/2007 06:30AM
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Sweet been waiting for see this band for along time.
Since I was 16 basically. It is always a plearsure. To see a band that I liked to listened too. I remember I used to here through the walls of my brothers room. My brother has great taste an music. Slightly different then mine when I was teenager. Good Day Everybody. Have A good summer see ya soon.

damntheman420 starstarstarstarstar Thu 5/24/2007 09:55PM
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hallelujah! i am soooo thrilled, it's about time! I feel like I've got a new lease on life just thinking about it! Ooodalolly ooodalolly golly what a day!