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Eminem for Reading

Reporter: Trish Lee Arts Editor

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ICONIC rapper Eminem has been announced as the first headline act for next year’s Reading festival.
The most successful rapper in history, Eminem is the first headliner to be announced on the Main Stage. Eleven years after the American  musician topped the bill at the Reading and Leeds 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 up there in the hip-hop world and an icon of modern culture. Having sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, there’s no doubt  that he will be one of the most popular headliners in the festivals’ history. He has no less than seven UK number one singles under his belt and the  40-year-old will be playing this gig with  a big live band. In May, he announced he was working on his eighth studio album, to be released in 2013.
The festival recently announced two brand new stages and the first names on the bill, promising more music than ever before, with artists from the worlds of rock, indie, dance and grime added to the bill.
Other acts already confirmed for Reading Festival 2013 include Deftones, Alt-J, Sub Focus and grime trio Boy Better Know.
Tickets for the August bank holiday weekend festival are now on sale for  2013 at 2012 prices.
And guaranteeing a place at the music event 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 pre-sale, meaning that fans only have to pay a one-off amount of £50 before December 31 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 31. For full ticket terms and conditions, visit the official festival websites.

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