Rage Against the Machine have announced details of their free concert in London that they promised to play after fan power ousted X Factor’s Joe McElderry to land them the Christmas number 1 last year.
The gig is to be held at Finsbury Park in London on Saturday 6 June with tickets to be issued by a lottery. Fans have until this Sunday, 14 February, to register at theragefactor.co.uk. 40,000 tickets will be released at random, and to prevent tout’s reselling tickets, registration for the lottery requires a passport-size photograph to be uploaded which will be printed on the ticket.
RATM guitarist Tom Morello wrote in a statement, “The people of the UK toppled the X Factor giant, raised a great deal of money for homeless charities, and shocked the world. As a thank you to our UK fans and freedom fighters we promised to play a free show. Well … here we come … The celebration/party/revolution is ON!!”
Details of support acts are yet to be announced, but there are rumours that Rage may invite Joe McElderry to appear on the bill.
The concert will be presented by Live Nation together with UK music promoters Festival Republic.