Superstar rapper Eminem will play his first ever New Zealand show next year, headlining an Auckland hip hop festival.
Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and David Dallas will join Eminem on his trip to Auckland for the Rapture festival at Western Springs on February 14.
Rumours of a planned New Zealand show surfaced last month, with tickets going on sale for the festival on Monday.
The show is expected to precede others in Australia.
Rapture is described as a "game-changing hip hop event curated by Eminem".His last Australian tour in 2011 drew criticism over sound issues which were blamed on his promoter Dainty Group.