Eminem brings out two special guests during Leeds festival headline slot

Rapper Royce Da 5'9 appeared, as did 'Stan' singer Dido

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Eminem brought Leeds Festival 2013 to a close with his headline set on the Main Stage on Sunday night (August 25).

The rapper, pictured performing on Saturday at Reading, appeared onstage at 9.35pm, 15 minutes after his scheduled timeslot. At the start of the show a large white curtain hung in front of the stage. It dropped to reveal a full band including guitarists, keyboard players and two drummers.

Eminem bounded out to sing recent single 'Survival' wearing a white vest, white hoodie and knee-length shorts. The rapper prowled the stage with his hood up for opening tracks including '3am', 'Business' and 'Kill You', which ended with a bang and a flash of white light.

"This next song I wrote when I was thinking about... America!" screamed the rapper, launching into 'White America' as torches blazed on stage. "How many of y'all here got the Slim Shady LP?" asked his hype man Mr. Porter after, going on to list all of the rapper's albums in turn. "If you've got 'Recovery' then I know you're going to know this song right here," he said, as Eminem returned to the stage for 'No Love''.

'This is one of the reasons I like pissing people off,' said Eminem after, "Because I'm a criminal." He then played early hit 'Criminal'. Rapper Royce Da 5'9 took to the stage to join Eminem, who made a brief costume change from a white T-shirt to a black T-shirt and black cap in between tracks, on 'Fast Lane' from their album as duo Bad Meets Evil. 'Lighters', which followed, saw a huge number of cigarette lighters raised in the crowd, and 'Airplanes', originally by B.O.B. but guesting Eminem, followed.

As at Reading on Saturday, British singer Dido appeared to sing her part on former Number One hit 'Stan'. In the line, "I even got your name tattooed on my chest", the camera cut to a fan in the crowd who had Eminem written on his chest. The rapper and the singer hugged at the song's close.

Following a run of tracks including 'Toy Soldiers' and 'Love The Way You Lie', with an on stage singer recreating Rihanna's original vocal, the star launched into a medley of his earliest hits. "How many people here tonight are fucked up," he asked beforehand. "Honestly you know my story, since I can't do that shit any more. But can I ask you a question? Can I take you back to when I used to get fucked up?" He then played 'My Name Is' and 'The Real Slim Shady', during which the backing screen showed pictures of Mathers as a child. After 'Without Me', the medley concluded with a gunshot sound.

'Not Afraid', introduced as being a song he wrote "coming out of a dark place" brought the main set to a close before a single song encore: 'Lose Yourself'.

Earlier, Reading festival boss Melvin Benn rubbished gossip online that Eminem mimed at Reading. Watch the video here.

Eminem played:

'Survival'
'Won't Back Down'
'3am'
'Square Dance'
'Business'
'Kill You'
'White America'
'Mosh'
'No Love'
'Don't Give A Fuck'
'Criminal'
'Cleaning Out My Closet'
'The Way I Am'
'Fast Lane'
'Lighters'
'Airplanes'
'Stan'
'Sing for the Moment'
'Toy Soldiers'
'Forever' (Eminem's verse only)
''Till I Collapse'
'Cinderella Man'
'Love The Way You Lie'
'My Name Is' / 'Real Slim Shady' / 'Without Me' (Medley)
'Not Afraid'

'Lose Yourself'


See NME.COM/festivals/reading-and-leeds, Readingfestival.com and Leedsfestival.com for more information about this summer's events.

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