This year marks the 20th Splashy Fen Music Festival since its inception back in 1990. Music lovers making the annual pilgrimage to Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal over the Easter weekend can look forward to a special celebration to commemorate this major milestone in the festival’s history.
Over the years, Splashy Fen has evolved into one of SA’s premier music showcases. Although continuously adapting to changing trends, Splashy’s unique character and appeal has not been lost along the way, which is undoubtedly one of the reasons why it has endured for nearly two decades to become the longest-running music festival in the country.
Splashy Fen offers festival-goers a total entertainment ‘package’ that goes beyond great live music performances to include a wide choice of outdoor leisure activities for the whole family, as well as numerous different food and drinks outlets, colourful craft stalls and a children’s entertainment marquee and crèche. Also on offer are much-improved camping facilities, a separate family campsite and even a tent ‘hotel’.
Attendance has steadily grown and Splashy Fen now attracts about 10 000 people annually from all corners of the country and abroad. This is a festival for people of all ages, evident by the ever-increasing popularity of the children’s entertainment marquee and family campsite, which is proving a hit among families with young children.
The Splashy Fen 2009 programme is set to offer one of the most memorable line-ups in recent years. While the full four-day programme will only be announced towards the end of February, festival-goers can look forward to featured performances by a number of Splashy ‘legends’ and other great artists. Expect to see the likes of Watershed, Shawn Phillips, Syd Kitchen (the only artist to have performed at every festival since 1990), Tony Cox, Nibs van der Spuy, Guy Buttery, Chris Chameleon, The Rudimentals, Hot Water, Cofield Mundi, Madala Kunene, The Simon van Gend Band, Napalma, Goldfish and many others.
Venue: Splashy Fen Farm, Underberg.
Dates: Thursday, 9th to Monday, 13th of April, 2009.
A limited number of discounted tickets are on sale at selected Game stores for R400. Tickets are also available at Computicket (R450) and at the festival gate (R500). Children under 12 pay R50 – tickets at the gate only. The price includes camping for the entire long weekend. For more information and the latest festival news, visit their website or the links alongside.
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