Rapper to headline British festival

Eminem is set to headline next summer's instalment of Reading and Leeds.

Reading and Leeds is bigger than ever. One of the largest outdoor music events in Europe, it returned this summer with headline performances from Goth icons The Cure, Leicester rockers Kasabian and Foo Fighters while Green Day played a surprise set to shocked fans on the Reading site.

A difficult bill to top, yet organisers are already putting plans in place. Speculation is already rising around the line up for next summer's event, with Reading and Leeds announcing another one of their headliners this morning (December 11th).

Eminem is set to perform at next summer's instalment of Reading and Leeds. Marshall Mathers, the real Slim Shady will return to the UK for a headline slot which will draw on the full force of his record breaking back catalogue.

The rapper previously played a headline slot at T In The Park in 2011, which saw a historic crowd descend on the main stage - containing over 65,000 punters, this remains a record draw for any act at the enormous Scottish festival.

In a previous announcement, Reading and Leeds organisers confirmed plans for a headline slot courtesy of Deftones, while Mercury winners alt-j will appear on the Radio 1 Stage while Sub Focus and Boy Better Know will take their place on the newly expanded 1Xtra Stage.

Early bird tickets are on sale now at 2012 prices.

Reading & Leeds runs between August 23rd - 25th.


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