Absent from the music scene for years, U.K. rock act Portishead will curate and perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties' Nightmare Before Christmas festival, to be held Dec. 7-9 at Butlins Holiday Camp

Absent from the music scene for years, U.K. rock act Portishead will curate and perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties' Nightmare Before Christmas festival, to be held Dec. 7-9 at Butlins Holiday Camp at Minehead, England.

At the gig, Portishead will unveil new material intended for its first album since a 1997 self-titled effort. In the time since, vocalist Beth Gibbons released a 2002 collaboration with Rustin Man, "Out of Season."

"We have always loved the All Tomorrow's Parties set up and we're happy our first shows will be there," the band says on its Web site. "It's great to have the opportunity to introduce bands we love or have influenced us. We've chosen a diverse collection of artists to play with us and we're really looking forward to it."

The rest of the lineup has yet to be announced. Details will be posted at the festival's Web site.