Eminem announced as first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2013

Eminem announced as first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2013

Will he or won’t he retire rapper Eminem is the first headliner to be announced on the Main Stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals in 2013. 11 years after he topped the bill at the festivals, he returns for this performance, his only UK festival appearance in 2013.

Since the release of 1999’s ‘Slim Shady’ LP, Eminem has established himself as a hip-hop god and he is an icon of modern culture. Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide, there’s no doubt that he will be one of the most popular headliners in the festivals’ history.

Throughout his career, his live shows have been phenomenal. Playing with a mammoth live band, the Eminem show is simply unmissable. With no less than seven UK Number One singles under his belt, this performance is bound to be heavy on hits and one to remember.

Last week two brand new stages and the first names across the festival were announced, promising more music than ever before, with artists from the worlds of rock, indie, dance and grime added to the bill. The mighty Deftones will be playing on the Main Stage, Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J will headline on the NME/Radio 1 Stage, Sub Focus will headline one day on the all new BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage and Boy Better Know ft. Wiley, JME and Skepta will take to the top of the bill in the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage.

Weekend tickets, early entry permits, campervan permits and lockers are on sale and will be available from Reading Festival , Leeds Festival and See tickets please click here for Reading & Leeds tickets. For a full list of authorised ticket outlets please visit the official festival websites.

For the December presale only, 2013 tickets are frozen at 2012 prices, plus applicable booking fees:

Weekend tickets £197.50
Early entry permits £15.00
Campervan permits £60.00
Lockers £15.00
Don’t have all the money right now? Secure your ticket for just £50.

Guaranteeing a place at the music event of the summer can now be done without breaking the bank before the Christmas shopping is finished. Festival Republic have introduced a new deposit scheme especially for the 2013 presale, meaning fans only have to pay a one-off amount of £50 before 31st December 2012 in order to secure a weekend ticket at 2012 prices. The remainder of the balance, plus applicable booking fees, is payable in one sum by March 31st 2013.

For full ticket terms and conditions please visit the official festival websites.

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