Portishead announce festival comeback

Portishead have announced the first details of their long anticipated comeback, curating and performing at the next Nightmare Before Christmas.

The All Tomorrow's Parties winter festival takes place in Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead, Somerset, from 7-9 December.

Just down the road from their hometown Bristol, the three-day event will be curated by '90s trip-hop pioneers Portishead – a huge coup for the festival.

Their headline performance will be the band's first proper live show featuring new material for more than 10 years. The three-piece will also handpick dozens of other bands to help commemorate what's set to be an historic comeback.

With an album on the way, many had predicted that Portishead would get their act together in time for Glastonbury. But giving Guns'N'Roses a run for their money in the drawing out an album stakes, it now looks as if the new material will be an autumnal offering at the earliest. 

Tickets for the Nightmare Before Christmas are on sale now HERE priced £130 if you want room accommodation or £150 for self catering. Be aware that you need to buy tickets as pair or group bookings due to the nature of the accommodation.

Room Only accommodation is available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 berths and offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, but no kitchen facilities or lounge, more like a hotel room.

Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 or 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV.

All tickets include a 3-day festival pass and 3 nights accommodation. Ticket includes performances starting from mid-afternoon, with around 50 acts set to play live across the weekend. There are four pubs and DJ sets through till late plus all the fun that Butlins invariably beholds!