Eminem at Reading 2017: The headliner show – setlist, clips and more

He plays Leeds tonight

Eminem returned to Reading on Saturday night for a unbeatable rap masterclass

Last night, Eminem played his headliner show at Reading. This was the rapper’s first return to the Reading Main Stage since 2013. Tonight he will play Leeds.

Eminem told his Twitter followers he was “honored” to play the show:

The setlist: What did he play?

Eminem played for one and a half hours on the Main Stage at Reading. As well as classic hits like ‘Lose Yourself’, ‘Real Slim Shady’ and ‘Stan’, the rapper also performed his remix cover of ‘The Hills’ by The Weeknd. Watch below:


Eminem’s setlist was:

Square Dance
Won’t Back Down
3 AM
Kill You
White America
Evil Deeds
Rap God
Don’t Give A Fuck
The Way I Am
Detroit vs Everybody
Fast Lane
The Hills Remix
Drop The World
Sing For The Moment
Toy Soldier
Love The Way You Lie
Till I Collapse
Cinderella Man
My Name Is
Real Slim Shady
Without Me
Not Afraid
Lose Yourself

The drama: What did he say?

The rapper was keen to address the American political situation during his Reading set. “So Reading. I’m not about to stand up here and use this fucking stage as a platform to get all political and shit, but this motherfucker Donald Trump – I can’t stand him.”

He then led a call and response with the crowd, saying, “When I say ‘fuck’, you say ‘Trump’: Fuck Trump, Fuck Trump.” Watch footage of the moment below:


The backdrop: What did it look like?

The visuals for the Eminem Reading 2017 show included a projection that made the backdrop appear like a large boombox. You can see the visuals in this clip of him performing ‘Without Me’:


The feedback: What did the fans think?

Most fans were positive about the performance:

But some did wonder: Did Eminem mime at Reading Festival 2017?

Watch this clip of ‘Sing For The Moment’ to decide for yourself:

Eminem plays Leeds Festival tonight.