Portishead

Portishead are a music group from Bristol in the UK who have released four albums to date. Their sound was initially known for it’s sampling of jazz and hip-hop beats in fusion with synth and the haunting vocals of Beth Gibbons.


From bass to crowd-surfing babies: Glastonbury in review

From bass to crowd-surfing babies: Glastonbury in review

By Katie Cunningham 1st Jul, 2013

Glastonbury announces huge 2013 line-up3

Glastonbury announces huge 2013 line-up

By Jack Tregoning 28th Mar, 2013

Portishead & Mercury Rev @ Thebarton Theater, Adelaide (17/11/2011)11

Portishead & Mercury Rev @ Thebarton Theater, Adelaide (17/11/2011)

By Ben Dawson-Ryan 23rd Nov, 2011

Portishead are back after a fourteen year absence, with New Yorkers Mercury Rev.

Harvest Festival @ Parrammatta Park, Sydney (13/11/2011)8

Harvest Festival @ Parrammatta Park, Sydney (13/11/2011)

By Angus Paterson 18th Nov, 2011

Harvest Festival’s debut is definitely a memorable one – not only due to the stellar lineup, but also for the down-to-earth crowd it attracted, the country feel of the surroundings, and the amazing attention to detail invested in the setup.

Harvest Presents: The Gathering @ Werribee Park (12/11/2011)

Harvest Presents: The Gathering @ Werribee Park (12/11/2011)

By Mathew Knight 17th Nov, 2011

Despite the long queues and, at times, general disarray, if there is one over-arching theme of the day it would have to be the brilliance of Portishead.

Portishead: Pioneers34

Portishead: Pioneers

By 17th Nov, 2011

Recently, Portishead returned to Australia for Harvest Festival, marking their first live appearance in the country since 1998. In the lead up to their long-awaited return to our shores, we spoke to band member Geoff Barrow.

Portishead closing Harvest - with no distractions38

Portishead closing Harvest - with no distractions

By Jack Tregoning 7th Nov, 2011

It’s been 13 years since Portishead last toured Australia, so there’s a lot riding on the legendary act's return this month for the Harvest Festival.

Portishead doing Adelaide & Perth shows34

Portishead doing Adelaide & Perth shows

By Jack Tregoning 18th Aug, 2011

According to a tweet by triple j mornings, the mighty Portishead is fitting in two headline shows around its Harvest festival duties this November.

Portishead on “bullshit” big festivals: “it’s not about music”120

Portishead on “bullshit” big festivals: “it’s not about music”

By Dave Ruby Howe 8th Aug, 2011

Portishead ring leader Geoff Barrows makes his discomfort with the big festivals quite clear when he bemoaned his band’s presence at some “bullshit” festivals in the Northern Hemisphere.

Portishead confirmed for new festival Harvest714

Portishead confirmed for new festival Harvest

By Jack Tregoning 21st Jul, 2011

Back in June we heard whispers of a new festival set to stake its claim on the Spring calendar, and the details have just been announced on triple j.

Exit Festival reviewed312

Exit Festival reviewed

By Jonno Seidler 20th Jul, 2011

EXIT is a suspension of reality. Punters literally party all night and sleep during the day, beer costs less than a dollar and there is no curfew. Is it any surprise the fortress is crawling with Australians?

The biggest festival you’ve probably never heard of...11

The biggest festival you’ve probably never heard of...

By Jack Tregoning 12th Jul, 2011

When the weather takes a turn for the chilly, we here at inthemix can’t resist keeping a jealous eye on what’s happening in the summery Northern Hemisphere.

Aphex Twin, Portishead coming for new Australian festival?420

Aphex Twin, Portishead coming for new Australian festival?

By Dave Ruby Howe 14th Jun, 2011

There's a question mark in the headline so that can only mean one thing...let the speculation begin!

Portishead join EXIT Festival line-up21

Portishead join EXIT Festival line-up

By Jack Tregoning 24th Jan, 2011

Following on from the first batch of names revealed this month, Serbia’s fabled EXIT Festival has upped the stakes for its July 2011 return.

Portishead’s new music manifesto53

Portishead’s new music manifesto

By Dave Ruby Howe 10th Jan, 2011

Portishead fans received some rather cryptic clues about the band’s future...

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qoop qoop said on Thu 28th Mar, 2013
"nice enough line-up at just 1 stage :thumb: Chic ft. Nil..."
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dubius dubius said on Thu 24th Nov, 2011
"nice review daddybags"
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larrisajones larrisajones said on Sun 20th Nov, 2011
"Such a great day, a 'grown up' festival that simply worked. "
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libby libby said on Tue 22nd Nov, 2011
"my vote goes to Portishead. so intense, the sound and vis..."
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LunarCat LunarCat said on Tue 8th Nov, 2011
"Hmm this might be a rich request, but I guess Portishead ..."