Massive Attack Return to Their Roots; Preview Massive Attack Queen Square in Bristol, from 4pm on August 25

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Byline: Andy Barding

MASSIVE ATTACK have always been keen on doing things in a big way - their name gives that away for starters.

And on August Bank Holiday, the music pioneers from the West Country will be making their grandest gesture yet, with a concert for 20,000 fans on the streets of their home city, Bristol.

The Streets and Goldfrapp will be the main support acts.

Former Tricky collaborator Martina Topley-Bird will also be performing, along with Isle of Wight band The Bees and Lupine Howl, who feature three former members of Spiritualized.

Massive Attack last played Bristol in 1998, when they appeared at the university's Anson Rooms, and have always said they wanted to play a special concert in their home city.

The band have enjoyed huge critical and commercial success, collecting a multitude of gongs for their albums.

Formed by 3D (Robert Del Naja), Daddy G (Grant Marshall) and Mushroom (Andrew Vowles), the band started out in 1988 around their influential and legendary Dug Out club and Jamaican-style sound- system. …