Massive Attack’s Short Film on Decarbonizing the Music Industry

From the gas it takes to get to a concert to the waste produced during the show to the air miles artists log touring from city to city, it’s no secret that the live music space is a major source of carbon emissions.

Massive Attack is taking on the issue in a new short film released Thursday (Oct. 29) addressing the group’s efforts to produce low-carbon and carbon-neutral performances.

“As a touring band,” Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja says in the film, “we’ve always been aware the damage our industry and its behavior does to the environment.”

The legendary electronic group worked together with the UK’s legendary Tyndall Center for Climate Research to come up with solutions to look at the carbon emissions from their own tours and what they can do to change it. Together, along with city officials and the green energy company Ecotricity, they planned an exemplary show in Liverpool in 2020.