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Bristol trip hop legends Portishead will play Exit Festival in Serbia this year. The announcement comes after the group was revealed as the curators of an All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP) weekend at London’s Alexandra Palace in the summer. Both gigs will take place in July – Exit Festival runs from July 7-10 and ATP, July 23 and 24. See previous article for more info on ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror. For their European festival appearance, Portishead will join Arcade Fire, Underworld, Beiruit, Hadouken!, Tiga, James Zabiela and Gramophonedzie. Named after Geoff Barrow’s hometown, Portishead consists of Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley and are widely known as the purveyors of trip-hop which is resounding in their three albums, most recognizable from their 1994 debut Mercury Music Prize album Dummy which set the bar of many imitators over the years. 1997 saw the release of their second album Portishead and after the release of their live album recorded with New York Philharmonics the next year, they retreated, remaining low-key until the end of 2008 when they made a comeback with their third album, titled Third. Their fourth album is set to be released in 2011, again no doubt pushing new boundaries. The First Release tickets for Exit are only £89 plus booking fee but there is a capped number of them. Once the first release are all sold out, from then on Second Release ticket price will rise to £105. Tickets from www.etickets.to/exit