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Irish fans rejoice as Rage Against The Machine announced for Electric Picnic

By James Fenton

February 11, 2020 at 9:48am

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Rage Against The Machine have been confirmed to play Electric Picnic this year and it's fair to say Irish fans are pretty satisfied with the news.

As part of their Public Service Announcement tour, Rage Against The Machine will swing by Stradbally this coming September and will no doubt bring their trademark high-energy performing style with them.

The Californian rockers have a sizeable Irish fanbase and the news was greeted positively on Twitter when it was announced last night. However, with tickets for Electric Picnic already sold out, some are now regretting their life choices.

Rage Against The Machine (or Rage Again' The Machine as they might be pronounced in some parts of Ireland) will be supported in Co. Laois by hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, and anyone who already has tickets is pretty much guaranteed a memorable show.

RATM was formed in 1991 and have gone on to sell over 16 million albums worldwide. Their music often contains political views and many will remember their return to the mainstream in 2009 when there was a campaign to get their song Killing In The Name to the Christmas number one spot in the UK. This was to prevent songs such as those released by winners of The X Factor reality show achieving the annual landmark.

Electric Picnic 2020 takes place from September 4 until September 6 and more headline acts are sure to be announced in due course.

 

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