Sundown headliner Chase & Status talk global success and Alan Partridge

Chase & Status spoke to us ahead of their headline slot at Sundown 2016

Chase & Status spoke to us ahead of their headline slot at Sundown 2016 - Credit: Archant

Drum and base duo Chase & Status, real names Saul Milton and Will Kennard, set Sundown alight with their headline set on Saturday and revealed their love of Coogan's character.

“We are blessed to come back year after year to festivals like this."

“We are blessed to come back year after year to festivals like this." - Credit: Archant

It's been undoubtedly another amazing summer for the pair. With a weekly slot at internationally renowned Ibiza club Amnesia, a headline performance at Wireless Festival and an upcoming six stop tour in November, ending at the Alexandra Palace in London.

That's not to mention their recently announced performance at the MOBO Awards on November 4 at the SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow.

Returning to the Norfolk Showground after their 2014 headline set, they performed their chart-topping tracks, including 'Blind Faith' and 'End Credits' along with brand new material ahead of their upcoming fourth album.

The new album sees collaborations with George the Poet on their 'Spoken Word' track, 'Control' with Slaves and 'When It All Goes Wrong' ft Tom Grennan, who appeared with them on stage.


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Saul said 'he's a really exciting new artist I think he's goes to be a real star in the future.'

The duo has DJ'd in Norwich for many years and performed at the UEA LCR back in 2012, so it's no surprise they've come back to perform at Sundown for a third time.

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

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'It's always been a great festival here with a great crowd and a very intimate one.

'It's always lively and people don't mind the weather and are up for a very good time.

'And best of all, Alan Partridge stays close by!'

Asked to sum up the Sundown Festival in three words, Will said 'wet, dark and rowdy.'

Appearing alongside Chase and Status on Saturday were friends Kano and Dizzie Rascal, who have previously collaborated on tracks with them.

As the duo set to celebrate the eight anniversary of their first album 'More Than Alot' in October, it is clear that life is very different now to when they started out, with Saul becoming a father in May this year.

'Becoming a father has made me work even harder, as her future is paramount and I want to secure her a great future.

'Working hard is important because I love what I do. We've had a great career and have a great career ahead.

'We are blessed to come back year after year to festivals like this and in a few years time my daughter will be thinking, what is this rubbish my father makes?'

Asked if she was a fan yet, Saul added 'She hasn't whimpered too much yet'

There was no hesitation when they were asked to sum up Norwich in three words.

'Linton Travel Tavern', where Norwich character Alan Partridge resided for 182 days in 1997, due to its equidistant location between Norwich and London in 'I'm Alan Partridge.'

Asked if they would be going to Prince of Wales for a night out on Saturday they said 'if we can get hold of Alan's big plate, then yes definitely.'

'When It All Goes Wrong' ft Tom Grennan is out now and their tour kicks off on November 19 at the O2 Academy, Glasgow.

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