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Eminem to headline new Scottish festival Glasgow Summer Sessions

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Eminem has been confirmed as the headline act for a new Scottish music festival.

The rapper will top the bill at the Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park, which will take place over ten days from August 20.

Rap Artist performing at the 'Epicenter Twenty Ten' event in Fontana
Fontana, California - 25.09.10{EMINEM} made a triumphant return to California on Saturday night (25Sep10) when he stole the show from co-headliners {KISS} at the Epicenter Twenty Ten festival in Fontana.
The rapper hit the stage in dramatic fashion after a Star Wars-type script scrolled across a space-themed giant screen, calling the show the Detroit native's "Recovery".
The cinematic note read, "In 2005, after completing a U.S. tour, Eminem stopped performing. Eminem entered rehab, a European tour was cancelled and there were rumors that he was retiring. Over the following years, Eminem appeared to be detached and unfocused. Seldom did her return to perform live.
Tonight Eminem return to the stage. You are all hear to witness Eminem's Recovery."
The rapper then ripped through a powerful hits set dotted with medleys from past crowd pleasers like My Name Is and The Real Slim Shady. He was also joined onstage by his D-12 bandmates for a tight three-song set.
The huge screen above him was used to show clips from his videos, quirky animation and it was used to beam images of late pal Proof and slain rappers Biggie Smalls, aka Notorious B.I.G., and Tupac Shakur during tributes.
Eminem appeared to be humbled and thrilled by the response from his California fans and treated them to an encore of Lose Yourself long after he'd thanked them for supporting him and bidding them a good night.
The highlights of his 80-minute set also included renditions of Stan, Not Afraid, I Love the Way You Lie and his take on B.o.B.'s summer (10) smash Airplanes.
The festival show came at the end of a month, where Eminem performed back-to-back baseball stadium shows with Jay-Z in New York and Detroit.
Rockers Kiss discovered the rapper was a tough act to follow - more than half of Saturday's Epicenter audience left the arena after Eminem's show ended.
Suicidal Tendencies and Blink-182 will headline the second day of the hit weekend festival on Sunday (26Sep10).Mandatory Credit: Owen Beiny/WENN.com

© Owen Beiny/WENN.com



"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 Geoff Ellis, chief executive of organisers DF Concerts.

"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."

Eminem will play the Glasgow Summer Sessions ahead of his headline slots at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals.

The US star is expected to release a new album later this year, after merchandise on his official store indicated that he will return to music in 2013.

Watch the music video for Eminem's 'I'm Not Afraid' below:

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