Rage Against The Machine close Oxegen 2008

Los Angeles band play triumphant show in Ireland

Rage Against The Machine closed the Oxegen Festival tonight (July 13) with a triumphant performance on the Main Stage.

The band, who arrived onstage 15 minutes late, sparked mass mosh pits in the crowd as they blasted through their back catalogue.

Greeting the crowd, frontman Zack De La Rocha said: “Good evening. We are Rage Against The Machine and we are from Los Angeles.”

Despite the sound cutting out briefly on a number of occasions, the band drew huge cheers for the likes of ‘Bomb Track’ and ‘Bullet In The Head ‘ as De La Rocha strutted across the stage and guitarist Tom Morello riffed through a number of tracks.

Unlike their T In The Park performance last night (July 12) the band said very little throughout their performance.

The band wrapped up their raucous show with their biggest hit ‘Killing In The Name’.

Rage Against The Machine played:


‘Bulls On Parade’

‘People Of The Sun’


‘Know Your Enemy’

‘Bullet In The Head’

‘Born Of A Broken Man’

‘Guerrilla Radio’

‘Ashes In The Fall’

‘Calm Like A Bomb’

‘Sleep Now In the Fire’

‘War Within A Breath’


‘Killing In The Name’

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