On Saturday February 19th a fundraising concert in support of Oxfam's work to help people affected by the Tsunami Crisis in Asia featuring Massive Attack and Portishead will take place at Carling Academy Bristol.

This unplugged concert will be unique, not only because it is the first
time that Massive Attack and Portishead have ever shared a stage, but many of the artists involved, will perform together. More special guests will be added to the line up in the coming days.

Ben Littlejohn, who is coordinating Oxfam's involvement in the events,
said: "The line up already looks phenomenal and more acts will be added in the coming days. The guys from Massive Attack and Portishead have done a fantastic job in pulling all this together. Not only will the concerts
help Oxfam raise funds for our life-saving work in Asia, they will also
help people understand the underlying causes of poverty, and give them
ideas as to how they can make a difference."

All proceeds from this event will go to support Oxfam's life-saving humanitarian response in Asia. Tickets are priced at 30 and will be
available through the Bristol Ticket Shop from 24th January 2005. Plans
are underway to webcast the event further information will follow. A
website is now live with info on the event: www.crisisinasia.com

The gig is part of a series of events starting on Saturday February 12th
with a DJ night at the Academy featuring Aspects (live), Babyhead (live)Boca 45 (Grand Central) Daddy G (Massive Attack), Geoff Barrow
(Portishead) John Stapleton (BlowPop) Stereo 8 (Fingerlickin').

Oxfam is helping to reach more than 600,000 people affected by the
tsunami crisis with water, sanitation, food, shelter and other essential
relief items. The 30 ticket price could buy an emergency shelter for
people who have lost their homes or 5 hygiene kits which will help prevent the spread of disease.

The concert will also support the Make Poverty History campaign, which calls for action by world leaders on the wider issues of poverty, highlighted by the tsunami. Poor people are often the most vulnerable in this kind of catastrophe. And while the tsunami came without warning, we already know that 30,000 people will continue to die every day from the effects of poverty unless we take action now.