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Eminem to headline Reading and Leeds festivals

Eminem has been announced as the headline act at Reading and Leeds festivals next year Credit: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

US rapper Eminem has been confirmed as the headline act at the Reading and Leeds festivals next year.

This is the second time the star has topped the bill, the first time was over ten years ago in 2001 where he performed a duet with the controversial Marilyn Manson.

He rose to fame in 1999 with the release of The Slim Shady album and has to date sold over 100 million records worldwide.