Police advise festival-goers to plan ahead as crowds flock to Sundown

PUBLISHED: 16:27 02 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:09 19 September 2017

Crowds flock to Noriwch for Sundown Festival 2016. Picture Lee Blanchflower

Crowds flock to Noriwch for Sundown Festival 2016. Picture Lee Blanchflower

Lee Blanchflower

The British Transport Police have advised music fans to leave plenty of time to travel to the Norfolk Showground as the festival returns for its fifth year.

As the arena gates open for the first day of Sundown Festival, thousands have travelled from all over the UK to see chart-toppers take to the stage.

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British Transport Police East Anglia tweeted on Saturday afternoon: “Norwich train station has been very busy with festival-goers for Sundown Festival ... please plan your journey to and from the festival .”

Sergeant Mark Shepherd from Norwich East Safer Neighbourhood team has also been tweeting about the festival - taking selfies with the public and showing off the drone used to police the event.

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On the main stage tonight, Rag’N’Bone man, who won the British Breakthrough Act at the 2017 Brit Awards, will perform hits including ‘Human’, ‘Skin’ and ‘As you Are’.

Also joining him as a headliner is comeback king Craig David , who has enjoyed chart success since returning from his seven year hiatus with number one album ‘Following My Intuition’.

Local rapper Franko Fraize from Thetford delighted crowds with his afternoon set on the main stage.

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Saturday timings

Main Stage: John Galea 1.05pm-1.25pm, Franko Fraize 1.35pm-1.55pm, Tom Grennan 2.15pm-2.35pm, Raye 2.55-3.15pm, Mistajam 3.40pm-4.25pm, AJ Tracey 4.45pm-5.05pm, Kurupt FM 5.25pm-6.10pm, Wiley 6.35pm-7.20pm, Rag’N’Bone Man 7.50pm-8.50pm, Craig David 9.30pm-10.30pm

Castle Stage: Low Steppa 1pm-2.30pm, Mak a& Pasteman 2.30pm-4pm, DJ SKT 4pm-5.30pm, Camelphat 5.30pm-7pm, Disciples 7pm-8.30pm, Hannah wants 8.30pm-10pm

Nest Stage: 1991 2.30pm-3.30pm. Skepsis 3.30pm-5pm, Logan Sama 5pm-6pm, Chris Lorenzo vs DJ Zinc 6pm-7.30pm, P Money 7.30pm-8pm, TQD 8pm-9pm, Noisia 9pm-10pm

Mystree Stage: T> & Upgrade 1pm-3pm, Slipz & Champion 3pm-4pm, Natty Dubz Showcase 4pm-6pm, Hatcha 6pm-7pm, Limited 7pm-8pm, Saxon 8pm-9pm, Funtcase 9pm-10pm

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