He may have cancelled his concert in 2005 but Eminem is set to headline Slane Castle in 2013.

Speaking about the concert, which will take place on Saturday August 17, event organizer, Lord Henry Mountcharles, said: "In 2005 I said Eminem was a stunning artist. He is even more so today. I am thrilled he is going to play Slane".

Eminem has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and has performed two sold-out concerts in Ireland over the last few years, Oxegen in 2010 and at Northern Ireland’s Tennants Vital in 2011.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday December 19.