Sundown Festival 2016: Everything you need to know

Festivalgoers soaking up the atmosphere at Sundown 2015 Picture: Lee Blanchflower

Festivalgoers soaking up the atmosphere at Sundown 2015 Picture: Lee Blanchflower - Credit: Archant

Sundown Festival is set to light up the Norfolk Showground this weekend for the sixth year running, and with 40,000 festival goers due to attend we've got all you need to know to ensure you're clued up before you head over.

The Shuttle Bus will run every 10 minutes from the rail station. Picture: Sundown Festival

The Shuttle Bus will run every 10 minutes from the rail station. Picture: Sundown Festival - Credit: Archant

Music highlights

Saturday: Chase and Status, Jess Glynne, Dizzie Rascal, Becky Hill, Kano, Jaguar Skills, Miss Dynamite

Sunday: Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Stooshe, Fleur East, Blonde, Artful Dodger, Wilkinson

How to get there

Crowds arrive at Sundown Festival 2014 Picture: Paul Bayfield

Crowds arrive at Sundown Festival 2014 Picture: Paul Bayfield - Credit: Archant

Car: You can access the Norfolk Showground easily from the A47, but it's a good idea to consult our handy live traffic map before you set off! Car parking costs £10 per day or £20 for the weekend and opens 9am on Friday 2nd September and 10am over the weekend. Pick up and drop off points are just outside the festival and are clearly signposted in the surrounding areas.


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Coach: Big Green Coach Company Tickets can be bought in conjunction with tickets. National Express is also offering return coach travel from Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Ipswich and London Victoria for as little as £24. There is also a 25% discount when travelling with a group of four or more. Alternatively, if you are heading from the capital, the Megabus runs direct from London Victoria to Norwich Bus Station throughout the weekend, where you can then get a shuttle bus to the festival. It costs between £5 and £10 for a single journey and even less with a valid NUS card.

Train: There are regular services to Norwich, but make sure you check on the National Rail website before setting off for any delays.

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Shuttle Bus: The Shuttle Bus will run from Norwich rail station to the Norfolk Showground every 10 minutes throughout the festival. The Showground is located five miles from the station.

Make sure you're familiar with the Sundown site before you attend. Picture: Sundown Festival

Make sure you're familiar with the Sundown site before you attend. Picture: Sundown Festival - Credit: Archant

Timings

Friday: The camping entrance opens at 11am and is exclusive to weekend and camping ticketholders. Campers are invited to the BIG TOP opening party in the evening from 5pm till 11pm, hosted by Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard.

Saturday and Sunday: Arena gates open at 12pm and finishes at 10.30pm. Organisers have not yet released timings for the main stages, but timings for The Castle Stage and The Nest Stage can now be viewed on the Sundown App, available for free in the App Store.

Monday: The campsites will close at midday on Monday.

Camping

You will receive a bar-coded wristband on entry, which must be kept with you throughout the festival and will be checked at all entrances and exits to the site and arena. The box office will be open 9am to 9pm Friday to collect wristbands.

If you are coming as a family, look out for the signposts for the separate family campsite. Parents can camp with children aged 14-18 years. Anyone causing disruption in this area will be evicted with no warnings, so expect a very chilled, peaceful atmosphere.

No BBQs are allowed, but cooking areas will be provided to campers.

You are allowed to bring a fold up chair into the campsite, but these will be confiscated at the entrance to the arena if you try to bring them in.

Campsite facilities include 24 hour First Aid and Welfare Centre, toilets (free of charge) stores, cafes and bars (food will be available 24 hours), fresh water points, hot showers (fee payable), lockers and pamper area with hairdryers and mirrors (fee payable)

If you are a day or weekend ticketholder there is no re-entry to the festival site if you leave, so be sure to pack enough supplies for the day.

Food and Drink

Alcohol may only be brought in on your arrival into the campsite. If you want to drink alcohol in the arena, this must be purchased from one of the bars.

You must be 18+ to bring drink in, with valid ID, and glass is not allowed.

You may bring in one 2L bottle of spirits or wine box and 24 cans of beer or two x 2L bottles of spirits or wine box, which all must be in plastic bottles and carried by hand and in plastic bottles.

Drink must all be carried by hand and not brought in by wheelbarrow or any other method.

No food can be brought into the main arena and must be purchased from one of the vendors inside.

You are permitted to bring one sealed 500ml bottle of water.

Checklist

Proof of ID

Ticket

Cash and a debit card

Lots of warm clothes

Dry Shampoo

Lots of wet wipes!

Torch

Portable charger

Sleeping bag, pillow and mat

Sunglasses, suncream and rainwear (for every eventuality!)

Weather: Check our weather forecast before you set off. Light rain is expected from 1pm on Friday and from 4pm on Sunday and temperatures throughout the weekend around the 20 degrees mark.

Tweet us @EveningNews and @EDP24 of your pictures and highlights over the weekend!

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