Eminem Headlines T In The Park

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Hip hop titan Eminem has played a sensational set to bring the second day of T In The Park to a close.

The poor weather continues at T In The Park, with heavy rain sending fans scurrying to the tents. Scorttish indie-folk heroes Frightened Rabbit are buoyed by a bumper crowd, clearly relishing their time onstage at King Tuts.

Drawing heavily on their highly praised third album 'The Winter Of Mixed Drinks' the Selkirk lads throw in a few favourites for good measure. Finishing with 'Keep Yourself Warm' Frightened Rabbit demonstrate just how easy their music translates to a wider audience.

Vampire Weekend are currently the sound of the summer, having played a storming show at RockNess just a few weeks previously. The crowd seem strangely subdued, but respond ferociously to a rendition of chirpy single 'A-Punk'.

Over on the Radio One stage The Black Keys growl their way through a set of menacing blues, before Laura marling charms all and sundry in the Red Bull Futures Stage. Having recently dyed her hair blonde once more, the chanteuse charms the crowded tent.

The undoubted star of the show, Eminem keeps fans waiting. And waiting. And waiting. After a near half hour wait the lights go up and the Detroit rapper emerges in spectacular form from the floor of the Main Stage.

Arriving to a hero's welcome Eminem proves that rap can exist as a stadium commodity. Deeply ingrained in American culture, the Detroit star's music nonetheless transgresses such trifling difficulties as the Atlantic ocean.

Playing the bulk of new album 'Recovery' the rapper finishes with a medley of classic hits when Eminem seemed to throw grenades in American culture with almost carefree style.

Returning for a swift encore, the chunky guitar riff to 'Lose Yourself' sparked near pandemonium in the enormous Main Stage crowd. Departing to massive cheers, Eminem writes himself into T In The Park folklore.

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