Another star name added to line-up of Norfolk’s Sundown Festival

Sundown Festival 2012. Sunday.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY


The main stage of this summer's Sundown Festival at the Norfolk Showground has had another star name added to its line-up.

Wiley. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Wiley. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Rapper Wiley will return to the festival following a successful performance at last year's Sundown, where he will appear on the Sunday line-up alongside the likes of Jessie J and JLS.

Sundown Festival 2012. Sunday.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY


This year's Sundown is being held on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, with Example, Rita Ora and DJ Fresh among the big names lined up for Saturday's main stage.

Sundown Festival spokesman, Dion Clements, said: 'Wiley is an outstanding talent and smashed the show at Sundown last year. Respected in both the underground and mainstream markets, Wiley has carved a route which few other artists have been able to master.

'A great addition to this year's line-up, the Godfather of Grime returns to Sundown!'

Number one hit Heatwave and other tracks such as Wearing My Rolex and Never Be Your Woman have seen the Londoner crossover from the underground grime and garage scene into the mainstream charts.

He formed the Roll Deep collective, along with the likes of Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Stryder, and has just released his ninth studio album, The Ascent.

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Over 50,000 people attended last year's Sundown and organisers are hoping the festival will grow even more this year.

The Saturday main stage line-up will also feature X Factor winner James Arthur, as well as Jaguar Skills, Angel and Little Nikki.

Rinse FM's Saturday second stage line-up will include sets from Skepta, Redlight, High Contrast, Zinc, Friction and Huxley, with Color hosting the campers-only after-show Warehouse party.

While Sunday's main stage line-up will also feature X Factor acts Union J and Amelia Lily, with YouTube star Tich also on the bill.

Hospitality's second stage Sunday line-up will see Netsky, Danny Byrd, Nu:Logic, S.P.Y, Fred V & Grafix and Metrik, with lyricists Wrec, Dynamite, SP:MC and Texas all providing additional MC vocals, ahead of the Hed Kandi after-show closing party, for campers, in the Warehouse.

There will also be a 'Circus Opening Party' on the indoor Warehouse stage for those with weekend camping tickets on Friday, August 30, featuring acts such as Doctor P, Funtcase, Cookie Monsta and Brown & Gammon.

- For more information, or to buy tickets, go to, or call 0871 224 1112 or 1113.

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