Thousands turn out for ‘biggest’ Sundown Festival yet

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

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

They came in their thousands to see some of the biggest names in pop and urban music perform and Sundown festival-goers were certainly not disappointed – despite the rain.

Jason Derulo, Chase and Status, Years & Years, Jess Glynne, Dizzee Rascal and former X-Factor contestant Fleur East were among the star attractions who helped light up the Norfolk Showground in Costessey for the festival which is now in its sixth year.

Over the three days of the festival about 40,000 braved the rain to enjoy the music and atmosphere at the event, which continues to get bigger every year.

Laurence Bagnall, one of the Sundown Festival organisers, said: 'With 40,000 people attending over the course of the weekend and massive international pop star Jason Derulo rubbing shoulders with massive UK acts like Chase & Status, Years & Years and Jess Glynne this year has been the biggest Sundown yet.

'The weather failed to dampen the good vibes, the sun came out today for some of the biggest acts on the line-up and with no incidents to report, the festival would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support.


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'Roll on next year!'

Norwich's own Sigala was also on the main stage line-up, together with Kiko Bun, BRIT nominees Stooshe and chart-topping pop starlet Becky Hill who first came to the public's attention on The Voice.

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Others who took to the stage were Anne Marie and Ms Dynamite.

Having topped MTV's Brand New list, Anne Marie made a name for herself supporting acts including British drum and bass band Rudimental. Ms Dynamite is best known for her 2002 hit Dy-Na-Mi-Tee.

This year Sundown also partnered with some of the finest brands in dance music with Defected, UKF, Ministry Of Sound and Drum & Bass Arena all hosting stages throughout the weekend.

A spokesman added: 'Sundown has enjoyed incredible success in quickly establishing itself as one of the UK's best live music events to end the summer season.

'With our unique mixed offering of the top urban, pop and dance acts, Sundown caters for a massive range of tastes in the music spectrum, bringing together a diverse music audience for one huge weekend.

'We had people coming from Scotland, Birmingham and Wales, all over the country.

'The word has definitely spread about Sundown. It's the festival-goers that make it such a fantastic experience.

'They play a big part in creating the amazing atmosphere.'

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