Massive Attack and Adam Curtis for 'collective hallucination' at Manchester International Festival

The filmmaker joins forces with the band for a piece about 'the power of illusion and the illusion of power'

Massive Attack and Adam Curtis for 'collective hallucination' at Manchester International Festival
Massive Attack have joined forces with acclaimed filmmaker Adam Curtis for this year's Manchester International Festival

The performance piece, Massive Attack V Adam Curtis, has been described as "a collective hallucination" by Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack and "a musical entertainment about the power of illusion and the illusion of power" by Adam Curtis.

Current details on the show are scant, but the piece will be performed eight times, from July 4-7 and 10-13, at a city centre location. Tickets go on sale February 1 at 10am (GMT). For more information on ticketing, visit www.Mif.co.uk.

The show is being staged in collaboration with Felix Barrett of the Punchdrunk theatre company and costume designer Es Devlin. It has been specially commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Ruhrtriennale International Festival of the Arts.

The xx will also be playing a series of intimate shows at the Manchester International Festival.

The gigs will be held in the city from July 4-21 and will be performed in front of no more than 100 people.

The event is held every two years. The last festival in 2011 saw Bjork, Snoop Dogg, Wu Lyf and Damon Albarn perform.

To check the availability of The xx tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Jamie T covers Townes Van Zandt's 'Waiting 'Round To Die' - listen
Eddie Vedder releases a cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine'
Cloud Nothings unveil 'New Here In' video – watch
45th anniversary release of 'The Velvet Underground' to include previously unreleased LP
Prince performs alongside Kendrick Lamar to mark double album release
Ryan Adams covers Foreigner's 'I Want To Know What Love Is' - listen
Stevie Nicks shares new song 'Mabel Normand'
Crowdfunder campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall raises nearly £100,000 in two days
Darlia to headline Club NME KOKO Halloween Ball
BBC Radio 1 and 2 play too much mainstream music, claims Radio Centre study
Midweek chart update: Jamie T on course for Number One position
David Bowie teases album artwork for 'Nothing Has Changed'
NME readers vote Arctic Monkeys best headliner at this year's festivals
Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'immensely inspired' by U2 iTunes giveaway
Aphex Twin says he believes in the Illuminati and that September 11 was an 'inside job'
Johnny Marr says he makes 'outside music' concept to combat 'weedy, mopey shit'
BBC Four to show Foo Fighters documentary 'Sonic Highways'
Paramore's Hayley Williams accuses One Direction of copying New Found Glory
Kiss' Gene Simmons says that no 'iconic' new artists have emerged since 1988
Prince takes part in Facebook fan Q&A and only answers one question
Slipknot reveal plan to burn camel dung at Knotfest to give festival its own unique smell

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today