Band slam Tony Blair and George Bush as they headline first day of bash
Rage Against The Machine headlined the Main Stage at Reading Festival tonight (August 22) in dramatic fashion, arriving on stage dressed in Guantanamo Bay prisoner-style clothes.
The band, who headlined here in 1996 and last appeared here in 2000, came onstage dressed as prisoners of war, complete with bags over their heads and matching boiler suits, launching straight into ‘Bombtrack’.
Despite not being able to see what they were playing for the entire song due to their headwear, the band played a note-perfect rendition of the song.
Shortly after finishing ‘Bombtrack’ the lights on stage went down and the band reappeared to play the rest of their set – in normal clothes.
The huge audience was treated to the likes of ‘Testify’, ‘Bullet In Your Head’ and ‘Wake Up’.
Frontman Zack de la Rocha also took the opportunity to make a speech slamming George Bush and Tony Blair – saying that both should be tried for war crimes.
The band finished their set by playing an encore of ‘Freedom’ and their best-loved track ‘Killing In The Name’ to close the first day of Reading Festival 2008.
Rage Against The Machine played:
‘Bulls On Parade’
‘People Of The Sun’
‘Know Your Enemy’
‘Bullet In Your Head’
‘Born Of A Broken Man’
‘Ashes In The Fall’
‘Calm Like A Bomb’
‘Killing In The Name’
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