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Run DMC's Rev Run set to land on Planetlove, Belfast

New York hip-hop act Rev Run from Run DMC is to play the King’s Hall Showgrounds in Belfast.

The performance at the Planetlove WKD event, on September 10 and 11, will be the US artist’s only UK and Ireland festival appearance of 2010.

Rev Run is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run DMC. They are credited with bringing hip-hop into mainstream music.

From the early days of their debut single It’s Like That in 1983, the rap stars have gone on to achieve legendary status worldwide, become the first rap act to receive a Grammy nomination and top the album charts.

Rev Run performs alongside a host of international artists including Calvin Harris, DJ Armin van Buuren, Example (live), Eric Prydz, Sander Kleinenberg and Chuckie as Planetlove WKD hold their festival over two days for only the second time in their history.

More info at planetlovemusic.com Weekend tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster and www.plmpromotions.com

Background

Run DMC was the first rap act to:

  • Have a Number 1 R&B charting rap album
  • Have a Top 10 pop charting rap album
  • Earn RIAA gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums
  • Appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine
  • Receive a Grammy Award nomination
  • Have a video added to MTV
  • Appear on Saturday Night Live and American Bandstand
  • Win crossover appeal with rock and hip-hop fans
  • Perform at Live Aid in 1985

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