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Eminem Headlines Reading Festival 2013 - In Pictures

  • Eminem has headlined day two of this year's Reading Festival. The rapper took to the Main Stage and opened his set with 'Survival'.

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  • The star - real name Marshall Mathers - took to the stage 15 minutes later than scheduled, wearing a camouflage print jacket, baseball cap and cut-off shorts.

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  • Eminem was making his return to the festival after a 12 year gap, and was joined by an eight-piece band and a hype man, Mr Porter.

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  • Midway through the set, Mr Porter pointed out a girl in the audience who was looking worse for wear, prompting him to ask the crowd, "How many people are as fucked up as this girl right now?"

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  • Eminem continued this topic, telling his fans, "Obviously, Reading, I can't get fucked up with you all. I know that's fucked up. But can I take you back to when I did get fucked up?"

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  • He then proceeded to play his 1999 single 'My Name Is' to huge cheers before segueing into the Dr Dre-featuring 'The Real Slim Shady'.

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  • The rapper and his band then bounded into 'Without Me' without pausing. As they left the stage for the first time, Mr Porter exclaimed, "Fuck man, I think this is the loudest crowd we've ever had."

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  • Earlier in the set, Dido had joined Eminem on stage following a cryptic Instagram post earlier in the afternoon. She arrived on stage unannounced as 'Stan' kicked in and the track ignited the first massive singalong of the set.

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  • As Eminem rapped the line "I got your name tattooed on my chest," he lifted his t-shirt to show his bare flesh. At the end of the song, he told the crowd, "Make some noise for Dido, y'all," before hugging her as she left the stage.

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  • Eminem returned for an encore at the end of his set. He played 'Lose Yourself' before leaving the stage for the night.

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