Massive Attack will soon be the recipients of the Silver Clef Award
The famed UK trip-hop group will be presented with the Royal Albert Hall Best Group Award at the prestigious ceremony which is taking place London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on July 1.
The annual awards ceremony is organized by officials of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.
Also on July 1, Massive Attack will be sharing the stage with Tricky, which, according to the band is the first time the two acts will share a stage together. A statement from the band said, “We’re pleased to announce that Tricky will be joining us on stage for a few shows this summer – the first one being BST Hyde Park on July 1st.”
Tricky got his start with the band back in the 1980s when they were known as the Wild Bunch Soundsystem. He also contributed to their landmark 1991 album “Blue Lines” and 1994’s “Protection”.
The band is even offering free shuttle service to the concert. “The unbelievable demand from Bristol meant that we looked for a way to help everyone to see us this summer. So we’re arranging for a fleet of buses to take people from Bristol to our show in London’s Hyde Park on Friday 1st July, at no extra charge. It’ll be great to have some of our fellow Bristolians up in London with us on July 1st” they said.
Stacey Sobotka
Big Sonic Heaven Contributing Writer