Andy C and his Ram Records crew are taking over the dance stage at the Sundown festival in Norfolk in the east of England this August. Defected Records take over the dance arena on the Saturday, and there are a number of other dance artists scheduled to play the main stage.
Now in its fourth year, Sundown has grown exponentially since its inception. In 2011, it attracted 15,000 revellers to the Norfolk Showground, just outside Norwich — the city made famous by actor Steve Coogan's spoof TV personality Alan Partridge. Last year the crowd was 38,000, and this year organisers are expecting demand to outstrip this once again.
Drum & bass don Andy C will be bringing his Ram crew of Wilkinson and Calyx & Teebee to Sundown to play alongside himself. Calyx & Teebee may have been producing and DJing together for a decade, but it's only now that they are breaking through in a big way. Wilkinson, meanwhile, is one of drum & bass's new leading lights, having recently had a big hit with 'Afterglow'.
Defected Records bossman Simon Dunmore has called upon Breach and MK, two deep house dudes who have also had chart hits recently, to head up the Defected takeover on the Saturday night at Sundown.
And other acts of interest to dance fans on the main stage include bass fiends Chase & Status, BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe, urban singer Katy B — who currently has the No.1 UK album — and classically-tinged dance act Clean Bandit, who currently have the UK No.1 single with 'Rather Be'.
Tinie Tempah, a guilty pleasure fave of DJmag.com, is also booked for the main stage on Saturday night.
“Sundown Festival has enjoyed incredible success in quickly establishing itself as one of the UK’s best music festivals to end the summer season,” said Sundance Festival spokesperson Dion Clements. “Treating festival-ites to our unique offering of some of the best urban, electronic and pop acts on the main stage, alongside highly respected dance labels and DJs playing stage two, Sundown brings together a diverse music audience for one huge weekend.”
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