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Norfolk Spectacular proving a big hit for music fans

PUBLISHED: 12:16 04 September 2011 | UPDATED: 17:26 04 September 2011

Norfolk Spectacular 2011 at the Norfolk Showground in Costessey. Example performing on the main stage.

Norfolk Spectacular 2011 at the Norfolk Showground in Costessey. Example performing on the main stage.

Angela Sharpe

Music fans will today enjoy the second day of the Norfolk Spectacular, which wowed the crowds with great entertainment throughout Saturday.

Chipmunk, Professor Green and Chase and Status proved huge hits as they brought the curtain down on the first day.

Kicking off the day on the main stage was Trinity, followed by Magnet Man, while the Arena Stage started with John Fisher and Crake.

But the undoubted early highlight was Example who took to the stage shortly before 4pm.

The confident 29 year old from London had thousands jumping and singing along as he rattled through hit after hit, including Changed the Way You Kiss Me and Kickstarts.

From the stage he said: “I have enjoyed myself, you have been a pleasure to play to.”

He added that Changed the Way You Kiss Me would be “the best song you will hear all day” and finished by telling the audience: “you can all go home now”.

He was followed on stage by former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, Eliza Doolittle and then Chipmunk - who was briefly forced off stage early into his set when power was briefly lost to the stage.

This evening the main stage is due to welcome Professor Green and Chase and Status.

Earlier the Arena Stage welcomed Norwich band The Kabeedies, and later will see performances from Dananananaykroyd, Young Knives and Chapel Club.

Enjoying the day were Amy Peacock, Peaches Crockford and Alice Clifford, from Downham Market, who were among the campers.

Miss Clifford, 19, said: “I think it is the best thing they have had in Norwich for a long time. It is absolutely massive for Norwich.”

The soaring temperatures took many by surprise with Matt Blakey from Norvic ambulance reporting a number of people suffering from dehydration.

He said: “We have basically been encouraging people to keep on topping up their fluids and making sure they have sun cream.”

Once the music concludes at 10.30pm, campers will then be entertained by DJs from 11pm-2am.

Tomorrow highlights on the festival’s main stage include Tinchy Stryder and Taio Cruz, before Tinie Tempah and then N-Dubz close the event.

On the Arena Stage will be more Norwich bands, including Dead Red and The Dirty Tricks, before Ginger Wildheart & Friends and then Terrorvision conclude the music on that stage.

The arena opened at 1pm today/.

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