US rapper in a walk down East Keswick

Eminem day tickets sold out for shows in Leeds and Reading - but you can still get to see him with a weekend pass.
Eminem day tickets sold out for shows in Leeds and Reading - but you can still get to see him with a weekend pass.

Megastar US rapper Eminem chose to spend his downtime from Leeds Festival in a village just a few miles from the Bramham Park stage.

A photo posted on the star’s social media accounts shows him with friends standing on a country lane in East Keswick.

The musician’s visit has delighted parish council chairman Andrew Batty who said: “We were absolutely thrilled that Eminem chose to take a pre-concert walk in East Keswick and used the village as a backdrop for photos for his Facebook page.

“We must have provided just the relaxation he was looking for; a quiet walk on a sunny morning in a beautiful area with stunning scenery.

“We’re delighted that a memory he will take back of Yorkshire is of our village and our landscape.

“We were an ideal choice since any visit to a more populated area would have carried greater risk of being instantly spotted.”

He added: “If he ever wants to come back he’d be really welcome.

“The irony is that my youngest son Joe, 18, camped at the festival hoping to see Eminem, whilst Eminem and his friends were in East Keswick, just a short distance from our home!”