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With just days to go until the Easter long-weekend kicks off in true Splashy Fen style, event organisers Impi Concept Events confirm an exciting line-up at Splashy Fen 2016 with over 100 acts.

Underberg - Over the four-day long iconic music festival held in the picturesque mountains of the Southern Drakensberg, Splashy Fen fans can be sure of one thing: a line-up of both local and international acts that will please all tastes.

Each stage and day of the festival has been carefully crafted to ensure a unique and diverse musical offering to all fans; balancing both the known and unknown, remaining true to Splashy’s true core values of supporting local and up-and-coming acts.

On Thursday the 24th of March, the Main Stage will open with Jasper Dan, winning band from the Splashy Fen and Barnyard Theatres ‘Road to Splashy’ competition at 14h30. Thereafter, fans can look forward to the sounds of Boxer, Lance Goldman, The Motherland, Jonathan Peyper, Albert Frost, Edistontide, Forefront, Arno Carstens and Gangs of Ballet who finish off day one of the Splashy Fen Main Stage at 23h30.

Friday’s acts include Bad Peter, The Kickstands, Dan Patlansky, BCUC, a Creedance Clear Water Tribute, Civil Twilight, Grassy Spark, Mango Groove and Goodluck. Saturday will see the likes of Cherry Vinyl, Go Barefoot, Josh Wantie and Lunatic Wolf hit the stage; followed by the popular 80s Tribute Hey Now, HEY NOW NOW. We are Charlie, internationally acclaimed Xavier Rudd, Shortstraw, Jeremy Loops and Rubber DUC will also be performing on Saturday evening.

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Sunday brings the Rainbow Rhythm Sunday jazz sessions to life with Underberg’s Umfulongashi, reggae band The Meditators, Unity Band featuring bassist Ildo Nandja and guitarist Seb Goldswain, the maskanda giants Shabalala Rhythm fronted by Sibongiseni Shabalala, Zimbabwean legend Oliver Mtukudzi and closing will be Louis Mhlanga and his quintet.

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Operating from 12h00 on Thursday 24th March until 21h00 on Sunday the 27th of March, the chilled out vibes of the Splashy Fen Milk Stout Acoustic Shabeen Stage includes a wide selection of artists: Roland Albertsons, Adelle Nqeto, Kyle Meenehan, Mark Maurel, The Subway Run, Danielle Zinn, Gavin Ferguson, Southern Heights, Arno Els, Campbell Colledge, Kabaal Klankbaan, Chico Muyo, Josh Roxton, Julian Redpath, Helen Belien, ZENN, Luke Wyngaard, Ruby Gill, Matt Vend and Alimho and Storm.

From Friday the 25th of March, Splashy Fenners can chill out down by the river to the sounds of Manny Walters, Seb Goldswain, The Sextons and The Meditators. Saturday’s line-up includes Jerry and the Bandits, Sean Koch, The Stonejets and The Gus Brown Band.


Located some distance away from the general camping site will be the Electric Boma; showcasing some of South Africa’s top EDM artists over 3 days! Layered, Harvey Dent, Asante VS Knott, Versatile & Ty Stoltz, Yeti, ALXR, MISSU, G Major, Easy Freak, Hendrik Joerges, Mull3r FT Tim Lewis, Iam Rogue, Veranda Panda, Pop Art LIVE, Ivan Turanjanin, Royal K, Bomb Squad, Disco Dragon, Mad Love, Funky G, Jay Jabs, Maramza, Half N Half, Night Vision, Grimehouse, Haezer, Niskerone, Geroge Daniel & Kallisto.

Fans can now stay up to date with their favourite bands via the exciting New Splashy Fen APP, available for FREE on both Apple and Android devices. The APP is a one-stop pocket tool of helpful Splashy Fen information including directions, links to the Splashy Fen social media pages, contact details, a site map, stage line-ups, artist information and more.

Alternatively, fans can purchase tickets online at splashyfen.co.za  for R750 per person for the full 4-day festival.

XAVIER RUDD To Headline Splashy Fen

The long Easter weekend in 2016 will be one to remember, as the Splashy Fen Trout Farm in Underberg is transformed into a magical musical festival for one and all. Over 80 musicians will perform for fans across 5 unique stage areas throughout the iconic 4-day festival.

Today marks a momentous occasion as Splashy Fen announces, with great pride and excitement, that internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist XAVIER RUDD will be headlining at the festival.

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Photographic Source: xavierrudd.com

“We are extremely excited to have worked a deal to bring an international artist to Splashy Fen in 2016.  Music is a global language, and Splashy has not had many international performers over the years,” says business Director of Impi Concept Events, Stu Berry. “The announcement of Xavier Rudd and his band as one of our headliners is a massive occasion for Splashy Fen and all those who have supported the festival over the years.”

The Splashy Fen new look website launched earlier this week, and along with its social media channels, promises to keep fans informed and up-to-date with new act announcements, ticket sales information and general festival plans. Early Bird tickets go on sale on the 14th of December, and start at only R590 to the first 1000 tickets.

Tickets are available at splashyfen.co.za.

“We are thrilled to announce Xavier Rudd to the lineup of musicians to Splashy Fen 2016, but will continue to remain true to Splashy’s core values with regards to supporting local South African acts, which will make up over 90% of our lineup,” reassured Berry. Other festival acts include South African favourites Mango Groove, Goodluck, Dan Patlansky, Grassy Spark, The Kickstans and Chico Muyo… plus many more!

Take a listen to XAVIER RUDD below!

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