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Electric Picnic announce first act for sold out 2020 festival

Well this is exciting news!

Rage Against The Machine have been announced as the first act for Electric Picnic 2020.

The rock band, who got back together last year, announced on their website a string of tour dates.

And sandwiched in between performances in Paris and Berlin – Rage Against The Machine will play Electric Picnic on Friday September 4.

Rage Against the Machine (often abbreviated as RATM and shortened to simply Rage) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.

Formed in 1991, the group consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk.

Their songs express revolutionary political views. As of 2010, they had sold over 16 million records worldwide.

Electric Picnic fully sold out back in December 2019 without an act even being confirmed.

Orgainsers announced an increase in the capacity of the event of 15,000 – from 55,000 last year to 70,000.

It means that the capacity of the Electric Picnic has more than doubled since 2013 when 32,000 people attended the festival.

While also back in December, it was announced that the days of meeting in the Body & Soul at Electric Picnic are over.

After 16 years, the people behind that area of the festival in Stradbally have announced that they are ending their association with Electric Picnic.

This news comes after Early Bird tickets for the event went on sale in September of this year but sold out in a matter of hours. 

A further line-up announcement usually takes place in March.

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