- 02 Sep 18
And the crowd are more than happy to have them back
Taking to the stage like a fire pixie ready for war, lead singer Shirley Manson, delves straight into an impassioned performance.
The Main Stage becomes all hers. Opening with the track, 'No Horses', Manson sings about the impending apocalypse - a suitable anthem for how many people view the world today.
While at times she comes across a bit timid by staring at her feet throughout the set, it's clear that she just wants to lose herself in the music. Her voice reaches across the fields, sending shivers down the spines of those in attendance.
With each song, the crowd gets bigger and bigger, with Garbage fans of all ages congregating to relive their favourite hits.
In a gorgeously ironic moment - dark clouds begin to form and a drizzle falls on the crowd, just as Manson starts the 1995 smash hit, 'Only Happens When It Rains'. Suiting the mood - everything feels infinitely more eery and sinister.
During the set, Manson looks out to the crowd and mentions how it has been 20 years since their last Irish performance, and thanks her fans for their longterm royalty.
It's an incredible, angsty and sensational set, showcasing one of the finest voices of a generation.