Eminem Confirmed For New UK Festival This Summer

28 January 2013, 14:03 | Updated: 28 January 2013, 14:15

The 'Stan' rapper will headline a new music event in Glasgow shortly before the Leeds and Reading Festivals.

Eminem has been announced as the headline act of a new outdoor music festival in Glasgow this summer.

The 'Lose Yourself' star will perform at the Glasgow Summer Sessions in August at the Bellahouston Park.

The event takes place over ten days from 20th August, and organisers said they were thrilled to have the US star on board.

"His performance at T in the Park and his previous stadium show at Hampden were spectacular, so this gig will be one of the events of the year," said chief executive of organisers DF Concerts, Geoff Ellis.

He added: "As it's one of the most important music destinations in the world, we're also excited about what else we have to announce for Summer Sessions and there will be more news soon." 

The performance will come shortly before Eminem headlines this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals during the same month.

The rapper is also currently working on his new studio album, which is expected to be released later this year.