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Sundown Festival 2017: Zak Abel Interview

We sit down with the soon-to-be global pop artist about upcoming music and his session at the Abbey Road SongShack

Being one of the most highly anticipated upcoming British artists can be a very stressful time for the few artists who reach that position in their career.

Zak Abel seems to be playing to cool.

The singer-songwriter first hit the charts in 2014 featuring on the Gorgon City track, ‘Unmissable’ – a collaboration which took him worldwide and peaked at #19 on the UK Charts and #5 on the UK Dance Charts.

Since then, as he’s bounced from stage to stage and collaborated with the likes of Avicii and Wretch 32, acclaim has followed him. Single ‘ Unstable’ in 2017 showed that Zak Abel has the potential to be a global name – currently boasting over 26M streams.

With his debut album (‘Only When We’re Naked’) on the way – an album which is predicted to propel him into heights currently only…

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Sundown Festival 2017: Saturday Review

To put it as it is: Everyone cannot wait for what Sunday has to bring.

Saturday at Sundown Festival was met with beautiful morning sunshine, with everyone desperate for midday to roll on.

John Galea kicked off the Main Stage with some pop to get everyone in the mood for headliner Craig David who was to come on later. Over at the Penguin Platform stage, Dano was the answer to everyone's dance needs playing a variety of nice lively tunes, easing everyone into the weekend.

Two O’Clock saw Franko Fraize take to the Main Stage to play some of his XXX tunes, as well as some others, to round off a solid set. Then it was time for Skepsis for your daily dose of heavy dance music, truly getting people moving and showing that Sundown Festival has something for everyone on the last weekend before it’s time for Back To School.

The man AJ Tracey came on the Main Stage…

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Sundown Festival 2017: Wiley Review

Wiley split some difference in the crowd at Sundown Festival - both with his choice of football shirt and lack of old school classics

Wiley appeared on the Sundown Festival Main Stage just after Kurupt FM.

Wiley played a crowd-leasing variety of old-school garage tunes as well as some of his new music he’s been working on – although this left some fans disappointed who had been hoping for him to play some of his older jams.

Knitted out in a full Arsenal FC tracksuit – staying true to his ends – and shouting out the famous football club fans in the crowd, he surely made the day of a few fans in Arsenal tops.

Despite the difference in music, Wiley still managed to get fans of his music, as well as those who were wondering what he had to deliver, up on their feet dancing, feeling the vibes as well as spraying the lyrics to his tunes.

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