JLS Sundown

Having announced they are due to split after their ‘Goodbye’ Arena tour later this year, it is confirmed that JLS will remain committed to their performance at Sundown Festival this summer.

After five years at the top, the four-piece have decided to call time on the band, having become one of the most successful performance acts to emerge from ITV’s X Factor in 2008. Aston, JB, Marvin and Oritse announced they will pursue individual opportunities, once their winter Arena tour comes to an end in December.

JLS will still be appearing at Sundown Festival, with their place on the Sunday line-up of the massive two day East of England event, over Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, now representing the last opportunity to see the group perform live in the region.

Sundown Festival spokesperson, Dion Clements comments: “While it’s sad news for JLS fans, who will no doubt miss them, Sundown is pleased to provide the platform for one of the X Factor’s most successful creations to say a final goodbye to their East Anglian fans in unique style”.

JLS are on the Sundown Sunday Main Stage line-up with Jessie J headlining and Union J, Wiley, Amelia Lily, Tich, Charlie Brown, Ed Drewett and The Vamps all appearing, while the Saturday Main Stage line-up boasts headliner Example, Rita Ora, DJ Fresh, James Arthur, Jaguar Skills, Angel, Little Nikki, the returning Ria Ritchie and newcomer Amplify Dot.

Rinse FM’s Saturday Stage 2 includes sets from Skepta, Redlight, High Contrast, Zinc, Friction and Huxley, with Color hosting the campers-only after-show Warehouse party. Hospitality’s Stage 2 Sunday line-up will include sets by Netsky, Danny Byrd, Nu:Logic, S.P.Y, Fred V & Grafix and Metrik, with MCs Wrec, Dynamite, SP:MC and Texas all providing lyrics, ahead of the Hed Kandi after-show closing party, for campers, in the Warehouse.

The likes of Doctor P, Funtcase, Cookie Monsta, Brown & Gammon, Roksonix and Krafty will kick off the weekend on Friday 30 August at the ‘Circus Opening Party’ on the indoor Warehouse stage, accessible only with camping tickets.

Tickets are on sale for Sundown Festival, which will take place at the Norfolk Showground on Saturday 31 August & Sunday 1 September. For more information, or to book tickets for the event, visit www.sundownfestival.co.uk, or call 0871 224 1112 / 1113.