Rage Against The Machine forced to halt Leeds Festival set

Crowd asked to move back to avert crush

Rage Against The Machine were forced to halt their headline set on the Main Stage at Leeds Festival tonight (August 23) to prevent a crowd crush.

The band stopped abruptly near the end of fourth track ‘Bombtrack’, and singer Zack de la Rocha asked the crowd to all take a few steps back.

It is believed a crush was seen to be developing in the audience by security, who informed the band of the situation in order to avoid any injury.

Rage Against The Machine paused their set for around three minutes while the crowd moved back, then launched ferociously back into ‘Bombtrack’ where they had left off.

The band took to the stage in their usual clothes tonight, rather than the Guantanamo-style boilersuits they came on with at Reading Festival last night (August 22).

The setlist was also slightly different from last night, omitting fan favourite ‘Wake Up’ and adding in tracks such as ‘Renegades Of Funk’ and ‘Down Rodeo’.

Frontman de la Rocha said little throughout the set, which saw a massive crowd – who regularly gasped and cheered at Tom Morello‘s guitarwork – turn up to watch the band, .

The band linked arms and raised fists as they left the stage after the band’s regular closer and crowd favourite ‘Killing In The Name’.

Rage Against The Machine played:


‘Bulls On Parade’

‘People Of The Sun’


‘Know Your Enemy’

‘Bullet In The Head’

‘Renegades Of Funk’

‘Guerilla Radio’

‘Down Rodeo’

‘Calm Like A Bomb’

‘Sleep Now In The Fire’

‘War Within A Breath’


‘Killing In The Name’

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