December 12 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 2, 2013
The sun set on the final day of Sundown Festival 2013 on Sunday.
The weekend saw a multitude of screaming youngsters and young families at the Norfolk Showground to see pop acts from Jessie J to JLS to Union J.
Numbers through the gates surpassed expectation, with around 37,000 visitors at the annual pilgrimage.
A sea of neon face paint, shorter than short shorts, copious amounts of sunshine, and a fair share of incredible live acts were among the ingredients creating a memorable Sundown Festival at the Norfolk Showground in Costessey.
The sun brought people out in their droves, and the crowds were an array of ages, from families, teens and toddlers.
The atmosphere is fun and friendly for the most part, with die-hard music fans congregating in front of the main stage for some hero-worship, and many fairground attractions for the youngsters, and the daredevils among us. People had travelled from all corners of the United Kingdom to be in Norfolk for this weekend, and although this is only Sundown’s third year, its popularity is growing as one of the established summer festivals.
Yesterday was kicked off in style by Brighton-based duo Joywride, who provided an electric set of glamorous rock combined with synth pop.
Local boys De’vide, who found fame on this year’s The Voice, left teenyboppers in tears and screaming for more. Chart-toppers Union J created havoc among droves of Pre-teens and left their mothers admiring their charming innocence in a set which featured top ten hit Carry You.
A number of home-grown and brand new entertainers rubbed shoulders with established greats in a day which held a younger more poppy feel than Saturday.
Naughty Boy played chart topping hit La La La to a buzzing field and took the chill off the evening breeze warming for JLS and Jessie J. JLS, who have chosen Sundown for one of their last live farewell gigs before going their separate ways in December, caused more than their fare share of furore and had the audience begging for another song.
All was forgiven the moment Jessie J stepped out on stage and started to belt out Pricetag and new single Wild certainly had that effect on festival-goers.
Saturday hosted a variety of acts, from complete newcomers from human beat-boxing a capella singer and performer Tom Watson, who opened the day with a quirky set.