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The Revival Brings Back The Good Splashy Fen

Well into day three of the iconic Splashy Fen Music Festival, and campers continue to enjoy the great sounds and great vibes of The 2016 Revival set in the picturesque setting of the Southern Drakensberg.

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Underberg - With over 3100 attendees, The Splashy Fen Revival has stayed true to its promise of offering campers and day visitors a selection of musical entertainment and relaxing long-weekend activities for the whole family.

Friday night was a hit amongst music-loving fans as Grassy Spark, GoodLuck and Mango Groove performed to a full crowd at the Splashy Fen Main Stage. Mango Groove performed for the first time in Splashy Fen’s 27 years. As the full crowd danced and sang along to the sounds of Lucky Star, leading lady Claire Johnston admitted: “It’s already starting to feel like home.”

Clear skies are predicted for the remainder of the festival, with the Flying Fish River Stage drawing a lot of revellers down to the cool water’s edge for refreshments, swimming and LIVE music. While drum circles kick off each morning in the food court area, yoga sessions down by the river and trail runs to get fans ready for another full day of great entertainment.

Today’s line-up includes the sounds of Xavier Rudd, Jeremy Loops, Rubber DUC, Josh Wantie and Hey Now HEY NOW NOW on the Main Stage; Maramza, Niskerone and Haezer at the Electric Boma; Kabaal Klankbaan, Julian Redpath and Chico Muyo at the Castle Milk Stout Acoustic Shabeen and Gus Brown Band, Sean Koch, Stonejets and Jerry & The Bandits at the Flying Fish River Stage, plus many more.

Tickets are available at splashyfen.co.za, the Underberg Country Club, or at the gate. Day rates are as follows: Saturday – R450 and Sunday – R200. Full festival rate is charged and when attendees leave before 09h00 they are refunded based on the days spent on site.

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Dan Patlansky Talks Introvertigo and Splashy Fen

Splashy Fen festival-goers are in for a treat as Dan Patlansky releases his new album Introvertigo at this festival. His excitement at this release was almost tangible when UNDERGROUND PRESS interviewed him as he promises this one is “my best release to date”.

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Photograph: Nanette Grebe

Thank you, Dan, for taking time out for this interview

No problem.

I read an internet review from a dedicated fan who has collected everyone of your releases who claims that your first cd was astonishing and yet you get better all the time – can we expect Introvertigo to be the best yet?

Without a doubt.  And I mean that quite sincerely.  I think it’s the best release with the best kind of songs I’ve written with the best production ever.  For those reasons, Introvertigo,is my best release ever.

Congratulations on your very successful world tour last year.

Ya, it was great man.  It was, exhausting but well worth it and a fantastic experience.

You collaborated with some awesome musicians.

Yes, it was fantastic, it really was.  I feel blessed with the way it went last year.  We just hope that 2016 holds the same cards for us.

I believe you will be releasing Introvertigo at Splashy Fen?

Yes, that will be the first date the album will be available.  What is  happening is that the official world-wide release is on the 6 May 2016, but because we’re touring the album, with Splashy Fen being the first date, we’re making it available only at live events until the end of April 2016. 

With your increasing popularity, are we going to be seeing less of you locally?

Yes and no. I’m not planning on moving overseas anytime soon, I have a family and we’re very happy in South Africa, and I have a very healthy fan base her.  I can’t imagine we’ll be touring more than we are currently, with overseas tours of three to four months possibly  We’ll probably be playing less because we’ve moved to slightly bigger venues.  Instead of doing thirty shows on a tour and playing in five different places in a city, we would rather do one big show at a larger venue in a city.

Are you touring with a regular group of musicians, or do you change them as you go?

It’s the regular drummer and bass player that I’ve been using for the last almost decade now, and for this tour we’ve added a keyboard player, so for the first time, we’re a four-piece on the road.

What is the feeling you get, when after producing a really good piece in the studio, and then taking that piece to a live audience.

It is possibly one of the most rewarding feelings you can get as a musician in my opinion.  For me, at-least it is. The studio is one thing, it’s good for preparing the song, and to experiment with different arrangements and different sounds. Eventually, you’ve got to decide on something and then get that song into a rehearsal room and prepare it for the stage.  Sometimes the song will remain unchanged and sometimes you’ve got alter the ever so slightly to fit into the live situation a little bit better.  And it’s fantastic!  You never know when you take the song to a rehearsal room how well it’s going to work live.  Often when you have ten songs on an album, you’ll find that seven of them work brilliantly live, and three of them just translate well into a live situation.  We’re currently in rehearsals for the Introvertigo tour and it is the first time I have ever had an album with ten songs that work so well live. They all translate so well live which is a really good feeling.

What is it that keeps you so well balanced.

I believe, staying true to what you are passionate about musically, and pursuing your goals passionately without veering off-track just because there might be more money in it.  I believe you alter your brand slightly if it means opening yourself to a wider audience.  Not in the sense of writing pop songs or going completely commercial necessarily, but just by taking what you do and putting it across in a manner that’s perhaps more palatable to someone who’s not a hard blues rock fan.  I think that is the trick.  Part of it is also the producer I’ve used for my last two albums, Theo Crous.  Even though Theo is not essentially a blues rock producer, working with him has been fantastic – it”s been a creative marriage that works well.

Do you prefer being in the studio or on the stage?

It’s almost like apples and oranges. The core thing in the studio is always the song. You worry about the arrangement of it, the different sounds, the strength of it – the focus remains on the song.  When you’re on stage, the songs are already written and arranged and then it becomes all about the performance and feeling the song and how you get it across.  It’s a very different experience.

What do you like most and least about touring?

It’s a good question. I think what I like most is getting my music out there and seeing the world and getting paid for it  – it’s not like a holiday, but you meet incredible people.  The biggest thing is getting the songs out there and playing your music to different audiences.  The worst part is to balance family life with on the road life.  It’s a very difficult, and at times it feels an impossible task to make it all happen. It’s about compromise.  Sometimes comprises have to come from my career and sometimes the family have to compromise. That is probably the part I find the most difficult and like the least.  When I am at home, I put in the extra effort with my wife and daughter and make the most of my time with them.

Do you and your wife share the same music interests?

Yes, I think we do, mostly, to a point.  Her tastes don’t go as deep into the way-out stuff that mine do but she alsoI like’s a whole bunch of stuff that I’m not really into.

Dan, thank you once again for this interview, it’s been great talking to you.

It’s a pleasure.  And thank you very much.

DAN PATLANSKY: Introvertigo tour dates

INTROVERTIGO Album Launch Tour Dates:

Date: Friday, 25 March 2016
Venue: Splashy Fen 2016
Entrance: R750 Weekend Pass
Tickets: splashyfen.co.za/tickets/

Date: Saturday. 26 March 2016
Venue: Old Selbornian, East London
Entrance: R150
Time: 20h00 for 20h30
Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 083 797 3546 / 082 660 6586

Date: Sunday, 27 March 2016
Venue: Jolly Dolphin, Jeffrey’s Bay
Entrance: R150 Time: 20h00
Bookings: 0729808023 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / (042) 293-2624
Supporting Acts: Joe Van Der Linden / Rowan Stuart

Date: Monday, 28 March 2016
Venue: The Barn’, Plettenberg Bay
Entrance: R150 Time: 20h00
Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 079 876 0406
Supporting Act: Rowan Stuart

Date: Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Venue: George Arts Theatre, George
Entrance: R150 Time: 20h00
Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 044-874-3142
Supporting Act: Rowan Stuart

Date: Friday, 1 April 2016
Venue: The Showroom, Prins Albert
Entrance: R150
Time: 20h00
Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 023 541 1563
Supporting Act: Rowan Stuart

Date: Friday, 8 April 2016
Venue: Franschoek Cellar (Full Band Acoustic Show)
Entrance: R350 (Includes Dinner)
Time: 20h00
Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 021 876 2086 / Webtickets

Date: Saturday, 9 April 2016
Venue: Blues Meets Rock Fest, Cape Town
Entrance: R220
Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/zwxx3ww

Date: Saturday, 16 April 2016
Venue: Vereeniging Barnyard
Entrance: R150
Time: 20h00
Bookings: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 016 454 8388 / 081 249 4509

Date: Sunday, 17 April 2016
Venue: Atterbury Theatre, Pretoria
Entrance: R175 Time: 6PM
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/jnwrndc

Date: Friday, 22 April 2016
Venue: The Civic, Bloemfontein
Entrance: R150 Time: 20h00
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/jkc4ojb

Date: Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Venue: Rivonia Barnyard, Johannesburg
Entrance: R175
Time: 20h00
Bookings: http://tinyurl.com/h66wjja


A Meditative State of Mind With The Meditators

the meditatorsThe Meditators performances are jam packed with energy from the start to the finish and watching them live a few times, they never disappoint. The band has been going since 1991 and have been through many ups and downs but still stand strong today. Their message of freedom and unity comes through in all their music while they pioneer the Durban reggae scene. We caught up with The Meditators ahead of their appearance at Splashy Fen 2016.

Did you get to meet Rita Marley when you opened for her in 2004?

Rita and her band the 'I threes' were chilling on the beach in Umhlanga and arrived more than 2hours late for that show, Meditators set was over and we were all wondering what was going on! They were whisked in and whisked out, it was a very poor turnout and poorly promoted show, no we didn't meet her then, but in 2008, we celebrated Bob's Earthday with her and her entourage with orange juice and cake at sunrise on North Beach and we were invited to perform for them later at Zulu Jazz Lounge... the band got her on stage and sang Redemption song with her. She was here promoting her book with a collection of photos of Bob that were on exhibition at the City Hall,

If so, what was she like?

She was gracious and respectful.

What is the best thing about performing at Splashy Fen?

The AUDIENCE!

When can we expect another album?

Just busy finalizing the new album, 'Your Love', launching online 28th February 2016 if all goes according to plan.

What advice can you give for aspiring Reggae artists in South Africa?

The road is rough and you have to be tough! Stay true to the music and the music will make the way and take you where you need to go. Faith in yourself is key.

A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

Ahoy! Everybody IRIE? He is looking for some great reggae music!


Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC)

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Please, could you tell us more about your name and how it came about? Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (BCUC).

The name came about when we got our first booking. We were just a number of guys who were poets, musicians and rappers who used to do jam sessions at our local park. From our lyrics Bantu would constantly pop up, Aluta Continua would also just pop up, ‘not yet uhuru’ would be thrown in the mix. While as a collective we were just conscious brothers.

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BCUC has had great success abroad. Can you tell us how it is different to performing in South Africa? Are artists treated differently and could you make a living performing overseas without having a day job?

The difference between performing abroad and home is not that great. The only exception is that the audience is exposed to an even wider array of African music. What doesn’t change is that we are South Africans. Our message is the same, we are a band dealing with social issues and those issues are the same throughout the world. Yes they treat us differently, because to them we are this exotic, black, energetic band that reminds them of many South African artists that they know, but we deliver like Rock and Roll musicians. So we are treated differently but we cannot speak for other artists. We can’t say you can make a living performing only overseas, but we always make it work.

BCUC is playing a large role in the healing of the nation, although your lyrics are not always political, what in your opinion is the role of the musician in the modern world and in South Africa in particular?

We will speak for ourselves. Our role in the musical soundscape and the country’s general narrative, concerning what is happening now. We can’t take a political stance, nor a religious stance because what the country needs now is a unifying voice. In our journey of that unity, the language should be respectful, accommodating and understanding whilst we do not run away from our problems as a country. What other musicians have been doing, especially after and meeting us are that they have started contributing towards that same unifying pot.

What are some of your favourite venues to perform at around the country and abroad?

We do have our favorite venues, but more than venues we have our favorite engineers. Without them, half of this (music) would not have translated the way it has been received. That’s our story and we are sticking to it.

You have received much support from the underground scene in South Africa fans of Psych, Punk, Metal and many other sub genre’s all seem to attend your shows and enjoy your music? Has much of this success filtered through to the mainstream? Can we expect to hear your music on national radio stations, is this one of your goals?

It has been a humbling and encouraging time for us. Some of the most amazing people in and outside of the music industry have been giving us love and we appreciate it. About the potential of radio invasion, that can only happen if we feature on other people’s music. Our format will not change; our songs are too long for radio and TV. On a positive note, we are going to release a two to three tracks vinyl LP. Obviously, it will also be available digitally. Lastly, on radio, you can hear us on The Wrong Rock Show regularly.

Your live performances are high energy and extremely captivating, so much so that one wonders if it is not choreographed/rehearsed accordingly. Do any of you have a background in theatre or does the performance come naturally with the intensity of the music? I say this because your command of the stage is truly exceptional, does it just come with experience?

We have a background in theatre and dance. We used to collaborate and tour with international theatre companies. Also, we are from Soweto and in Soweto generally people are crazy and animated. So we do not draw our inspiration from anywhere, in particular, we are just us, doing our thing like we always do, every day all day. With that amount of drums and the drive that comes from our relentless bass lines one cannot help but get carried away.

Your sound is unique to the live performance circuit, could you tell us more about who influences you musically and where you draw inspiration for your sound?

We draw from the blues, funk and psychedelia. So for us the question is not who but what era of music influences us. For example; with the blues and soul and funk people will remember James Brown, BB King and The Parliament yet we further draw from Howling Wolf, Curtis Mayfield and Earth, Wind and Fire. As we say it is not about who but the era. We also largely draw our inspiration from Isicathamiya, Umaskandi, Sangoma music, hood acapella, around the fire night music (umculo wamathezi) and Sophiatown shebeen music.

BCUC is more of a movement than just a band, I know that you are involved in social upliftment projects within your communities, could you elaborate on this and tell the people out there how they can get involved?

We were a movement in the beginning, but the shortfall of a movement is that it has leadership. So we have abandoned the movement and now we are part of the CRUSADE. The crusade works for us in that it doesn’t have leaders but it follows and gravitates towards the general consensus. That is why we have a lot of bands that are part of the crusade. The mission is we (and other bands) will make this country work.

Could you tell us more about the diverse range of instruments you use on stage and are there challenges working with sound engineers to setting up and capturing your sound correctly?

In the beginning, it was hard because a lot of engineers were not familiar with micing a set-up like ours. But because of bands like The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons and Coldplay, it became an industry standard to know how to mic a band like ours. So we give props and respect to the people that did it in the mainstream for bands like us to have a healthy habitat. What can people expect from you at Splashy Fen this year, any surprises that you could hint at? We never know what we are going to produce on stage. The only thing we know is that it’s gonna be an amazing experience for all of us. Music for the people, by the people with the people.


ALBERT FROST: Blues Legend

Rarely does one get to interview a living legend as young as this. Albert Frost, one of the most versatile musicians in this country has been performing for more than 20 years and has collaborated with almost every top artist in this country as well as played with various international acts like REM, the Rolling Stones and Simple Minds. He started playing when he was 12 but it was a last minute crisis that saw him missing a few days from school to fill in for the guitarist in his father’s band, the Blues Broers when he was only 17. He is variously known as the best all round musicians in this country and the master blues guitarist, amongst others. And one of the most mind-blowing facts about him is that he is completely self-taught. He was and is determined. He works hard. And it shows. He brings his all to every performance and lays it bare. And we love it.

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Photo by Yolanda Saayman

Few artists get the level of exposure and experience that you have had. What has been the highlight of your career thus far?

There are a few moments that stand out for me. Having worked with Arno Carstens and The Blues Broers tops my list. Other highlights include playing shows with Ali Farka Toure, Tim Robbins and The Blood Brothers.

What was it like to collaborate with nine other handpicked musicians on Blood Brothers and will this be repeated?

It was incredible for me, a true career highlight! The most fun I've had on any production to date. And yes, there's talk of more shows this year, can't wait.

Having done so much collaboration and played at most of the festivals in this country, what keeps it fresh for you?

It's the thought that there is an infinite amount of musical combinations out there to collaborate on. That is what keeps me going.

What are you working on at the moment?

I have just finished my first full-length studio album, which will be available in April. Otherwise, I'm busy working on various productions happening this year.

Blues is not primarily the music that South Africa is known for, and yet we have produced two excellent blues musicians, you and Dan Patlansky. Does that surprise you?

Not really considering blues is the first thing most guitarists learn to play on.

Who or what inspires you at the moment?

There is a surge of good quality music coming out of South Africa, and I find that inspiring.

Is there anything that you are dying to express at interviews - but no one ever asks you?

Most interviews are actually very similar, and stick to what is relevant.

Which musical instruments do you own and which one of them are you proudest to own?

I have a healthy cache of guitars as you can imagine! My favourite would be my red American Fender Stratocaster I bought in 2000, my first Fender endorsee acquisition.

Will you be at the Splashy Fen as Albert Frost, Blues Boers, Albert Frost trio, or collaborating with any number of the first class musicians performing there?

I am doing a solo set as well as collaborating with Arno Carstens.

What does it take to be true to the music?

You must draw yourself into the present when you play music. This way whatever you're playing will be true!

You have collaborated and performed with the many of the finest and greatest artists South Africa has produced, is there anyone that you would still like to work with locally?

Yes, and I plan to work with many more, starting with Loki Rohman being in the near future. The collaborations seem to present themselves, so I will probably just wait and see who approaches me!

More recently, some of the most electrifying performances have been when you have collaborated with Dan Patlansky. What makes this so and are you and Dan planning to do more together?

Dan and I share a passion for playing music and when we play together, the music goes to a sacred place, better than we could ever be apart.

Despite some forecasts about the decline in attendance of music festivals, companies like Nu-Ticket have reported a massive 300% increase in ticket sales. Is this evident at festivals?

There are so many new festivals popping up everywhere, meaning that people have more of a variety to choose from, but I have not really noticed a big difference at the big and established festivals.

In addition, does this translate in sales that benefit musicians?

I guess so; more festivals mean more opportunities.


Albert Frost: albertfrost.com | Blues Broers: bluesbroers.com


#Splashy2016 Jazzes Things up with Cool Camping Options

Splashy 2016 Jazzes Things up with Cool Camping Options

Underberg - With the iconic Splashy Fen music festival just over five weeks away, fans of the four-day festival in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg have warmly welcomed the unique, new camping options that have been announced by the organisers. 

Research shows an increased interest in booking camping options available on site by fans who appear opposed to packing their own camping gear for the long weekend.

Revellers are snapping up the brand new Splashy TeePee purchase offer; a funky two man tent that comes inclusive of an air mattress, two sleeping bags, a solar lantern, and a private toilet section, in a fenced off area with added security, available for only R2600 (ex VAT) for two people. 

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The organisers have added a further incentive when you purchase the Splashy TeePee offer in which you get to take it all home with you after the festival. 

“Glamping” has become an ever-popular fad and Splashy fans seeking something a bit more comfortable can look to the popular Harambee Tent. 

For R4250, two happy campers will enjoy accommodation in an A-Frame tent for four nights, complete with a real bed, bedding, bedside table and lamp, power points and a hot breakfast each morning with hot showers and VIP toilet area. 

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Fans can book either of these options by calling 082 745 9540 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

This week sees the announcement of a dedicated Jazz line-up in the Rainbow Rhythm Sunday set in conjunction with Rainbow Restaurant. This highlights a significant development in the rebirth of the Splashy Fen Music Festival

“Jazz is a key part of Splashy Fen and will continue to be in years to come,” says Stu Berry, Festival Director. “To welcome Jazz legends such as OLIVER MTUKUDZI and LOUIS MHLANGA to the Splashy Fen stage, shows that we’re serious about staging a cross section of the best music in South Africa”. 

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The cutting-edge 80's Rock Show celebrates and pays tribute to the best alternative rock bands of the decade. After sold-out runs at The Barnyard Theatre circuit, fans are in for a musical rock treat on Saturday night with a repertoire that includes songs by REM, DURAN DURAN, VIOLENT FEMMES, BILLY IDOL and THE CLASH to name a few! 

In addition, fans can get excited about a foot-stomping line-up to take place at the popular Electric Boma showcasing South Africa’s top Electronic Dance Music artists. Positioned in the fallen forest area on Splashy Fen Farm, the Boma is strategically situated away from the main campsites. 

Splashy has teamed up with Uber Cool Events to host a 3-day line-up of acts that include HAEZER, NISKERONE, POP ART LIVE, VERANDA PANDA, IVAN TURANJANIN, NIGHT VISION and more than 23 supporting acts. 

Regular announcements of new artists and bands are made on the Splashy Fen Facebook page. A full line-up will be announced shortly, and in true Splashy Fen style, will include up-and-coming acts looking to expose themselves to music-loving fans. These include the likes of BAD PETER Forefront, THE MOTHERLAND, CHERRY VINYL, LUATICWOLF and many more. 

Fans can purchase tickets online at splashyfen.co.za General Admission Phase 1 tickets at R750 per person, are set to sell out in the next few days at which point the General Admission Phase 2 tickets for R795 per person will become available.

Splashy Fen 2016 - The Revival takes place from 24-27 March in the picturesque setting of Underberg. More information can be found at splashyfen.co.za


Splashy Fen Revival Takes Shape

Underberg - Splashy Fen is set to wow music-loving fans both old and new with a star-studded line-up of local music acts, spiced up by special international guest artists, that will put the iconic Easter long weekend music festival on the map.

Over 25 years ago, in the rolling foothills of the Southern Drakensberg mountains, two friends decided to host a music festival. Seven short months later, over 1 200 enthusiasts from across South Africa arrived to enjoy a diverse selection of live music set in the natural amphitheatre of the Splashy Fen Trout Farm in Underberg.

2016 will see ‘The Revival’ of this iconic and much-loved music festival as Impi Concept Events, newly appointed management company, promises a bigger, better, more Splashy-esque experience than ever before.

Artists
While the international headline act for the main stage is being negotiated, the event organisers have confirmed that South African icons Mango Groove will be making their Splashy Fen debuts.

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Claire Johnston of MANGO GROOVE said they are really looking forward to be performing at Splashy Fen 2016. “We are super-excited! It is such an iconic festival, and we have wanted to do it for many years. Wonderful to be performing in such a beautiful setting."

“We’re really excited about our line-up and know that fans will be pleased with the quality of acts who will be performing. There is such a great selection that there will certainly be something for everyone,” said Stu Berry, Impi Concept Events Business Manager.

Other acts include GOODLUCK, DAN PATLANSKY, THE KICKSTANDS, GRASSY SPARK and CHICO MUYO, plus many more, which will be announced in the up and coming weeks on both the new website and Splashy Fen Facebook page.

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While ‘The Revival’ is attracting big international names, Splashy Fen 2016 will remain focused on partnering with KZN and SA artists at every opportunity, with no fewer than 85 local South African musicians performing across the 4-day festival.

What's New
Berry said he was excited, enthusiastic and wholly committed to the core values of Splashy Fen. “We're calling it "The Revival" because we're bringing back all the good stuff that people have come to know and love about Splashy.

But we’re also upping the ante on everything; a massive selection of amazing artists; both local and international; our facilities will be of the highest standard, health services and security are a huge priority; with a zero tolerance approach to trouble-makers, fun-filled activities for the whole family; including a Kid Zone, and a new and improved venue layout. The whole experience is set to re-ignite the Splashy Fen flame.”

Music
In its early days, the festival genre focused heavily on folk and light folk-rock with the inclusion of black music styles such as mbaqanga and isicathamiya. Over the years, this offering has grown to include mainstream, alternative rock, kwaito, rap, hip hop and pop music and in very recent years, electro.

2016 will boast a variety of stages that include most music genres, as well as an Open Mic acoustic platform for budding musicians, poets and comedians who want to share their talent with the crowds, plus an all new Sunday Jazz Session.

Tickets
Splashy Fen’s new look website has been launched, allowing fans an opportunity to take advantage of the Early Bird ticket special on offer. As the cheapest 4-day music festival in South Africa, tickets will start at only R590 to the first 1000 ‘Early Birds’, R750 for General Admission Phase 1 for the next 1500 people and R795 for General Admission Phase 2.

Splashy Fen 2016 will take place over the traditional Easter weekend, from the 24th to the 27th March when festival goers will be able to enjoy a long weekend in the picturesque setting of Underberg enjoying the best Splashy Fen experience to date. Tickets are available at splashyfen.co.za.


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