Search

Video: Olly Murs, Pixie Lott and Dizzee Rascal set to star on Saturday of Norfolk’s Sundown Festival

Dizzee Rascal. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Dizzee Rascal. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Archant

Headlining the Saturday main stage at this year’s Sundown Festival will be popular rapper Dizzee Rascal.

Best known for his number-one hits Dance Wiv Me, Bonkers, Holiday, Dirtee Disco and Shout, he shot to fame after his debut solo album, Boy in da Corner, won him the 2003 Mercury Music Prize.

His follow-up albums have all reached gold status, after selling 100,000 copies, and his last, Tongue n’ Cheek, went platinum after selling over 300,000.

He will be joined by Olly Murs, who found fame through the X-Factor, and Pixie Lott on the Saturday main-stage.

Murs, 27, finished as runner-up in the 2009 X-Factor but has gone on to have three number one singles and a number one album, far surpassing the winner of the 2009 X-Factor, Joe McElderry.

Pixie Lott has enjoyed an equally rapid rise to success, despite being just 22 years old, after her debut single Mama Do, went straight to number one in June 2009.

They are joined by the likes of Romanian dance success Alexandra Stan and female pop trio Stooshe on the Saturday main stage, before Dizzee Rascal brings the curtain down on the first day.

The line-up represents more of an emphasis on pop music, after last year’s festival focused more on urban acts, such as Tinie Tempah, Taio Cruz, Tinchy Stryder and N-Dubz.

More acts are due to be added to the line-up this summer.

- For more details or to book tickets for the event, go to www.norfolkspectacular.co.uk or www.nationalboxoffice.co.uk, or call 0871 224 1112 or 0871 224 1113.

- What do you think of the line-up? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or david.freezer@archant.co.uk, or tweet @davefreezer

Related articles

0 comments

Other news

Yesterday, 09:30

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

Wed, 15:35

Staff at the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre, near King’s Lynn, say the animal, christened Benedictus, is recovering from his adventure along with three others rescued after last week’s tidal surge.

Tue, 18:50

One of the region’s busiest routes was closed for four days after becoming swamped during storm surge.

Tue, 06:03

A man has written a second book to raise more money for a hospital in his wife’s memory.

Most Read

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The former hotel and coaching inn opened as a restaurant and bar last year after being shut for around seven years.

Read more
Fakenham
Tue, 18:50

One of the region’s busiest routes was closed for four days after becoming swamped during storm surge.

Read more
Norfolk County Council
Yesterday, 09:30

Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

Read more
Tue, 10:23

We thought Norwich City’s season had already reached a natural low point but the Canaries have an uncanny ability to limbo underneath any pole the Championship can put before them.

Read more
Premier League
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Forecast tides were on a par with those predicted on the night of the storm surge of 2013, which brought devastation to coastal communities.

Read more
flooding

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 2°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up