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Watch Portishead Perform Live for the First Time Since 2015


The band’s first set in seven years took place as part of War Child UK’s Ukraine benefit concert alongside IDLES, Billy Nomates and more

By Alex Gallagher

Portishead performing during War Child’s Ukraine fundraiser at O2 Academy Bristol. Credit: Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns

Portishead performed live last night (May 2) for the first time in seven years as part of a War Child UK benefit gig for Ukraine at O2 Academy in Bristol.

Marking the first time the trio had played a show since their 2015 appearance at Benicàssim Festival, Portishead performed five songs – ‘Mysterons’, ‘Wandering Star’ and ‘Roads’ from 1997’s ‘Dummy’, and ‘Magic Doors’ and ‘The Rip’ from 2008’s ‘Third’.

Elsewhere on the bill were headliners IDLES along with sets by Billy NomatesKaty J PearsonHeavy LungsWillie J Healy and Wilderman. Watch snippets of Portishead’s set below: