Splashy Fen 2024: What SA's friendliest festival entails

Splashy Fen 2024: What SA's friendliest festival entails

A look at the iconic music festival in the Underberg mountains. 

Splashy Fen 2023
Splashy Fen 2023 / Splashy Fen

Looking for something perfect for the whole family this Easter period? Take a look at KZN's friendliest festival, Splashy Fen.

South Africa’s longest-running music festival will take place over the traditional Easter weekend from Thursday the 28th of March to Monday the 1st of April 2024, and a stellar line-up of local and international musicians has been released to get fans even more excited for a long weekend of LIVE entertainment.  

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From International acts such as American Authors to local favourites like Tim lewis and Matt Davies, Splashy has it all. Hop in the river for a swim, dance all night to some killer tunes, try out some fun activities, go for a trail run, and, most importantly, have fun! 

Get your tickets here to this family-friendly experience and join like-minded humans this month. Take a look at the line-up:

Splashy Fen Line-up
Splashy Fen Line-up/ Splashy Fen

There is so much to do over the festival weekend. As a local Underberg resident, Andrew van Rensburg is the festival’s Creative Director and Site Creator. Van Rensburg spends most of his year tending to the Splashy Fen event space, making sure that when fans arrive on site there is hot water in the showers, the hip-high grass is cut, the roads are prepared, and the entire site is fully functional and ready to welcome over 6,000 fans for four days of fun!   

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“Join in an Easter service and egg hunt on Sunday,” says van Rensburg. “Try your hand at yoga on a SUP board in the icy but beautiful river, discover your new favourite cocktail at the Klipdrift Splashy Views, catch up with new friends over a cuppa and chocolate-stuffed-croissant in the Marley Coffee Village, feel like a VIP on our Splashy Balcony in the Main Stage area, charge your phone and chillax at the Peaceful Sleep Charging Station, get your festival hair done in the craft village, take the kids for a pony ride, enjoy a morning trail run, sleep in until late, dance around a bonfire under the stars, give belly dancing and drumming a go, buy and wear your Splashy merch with pride, and just get stuck into the magic of being out in the beautiful Underberg with music to listen to and friends to make memories with.” 

Some history behind Splashy Fen

The festival started in 1990 after a night of red wine around a fire when Peter Ferraz and Bart Fokkens decided that the farm Splashy Fen was a perfect location for a music gathering. Expecting only a hundred or so fans, the inaugural festival attracted some 400 musicians and festival goers, and by 1995, it had become the biggest music festival in the country.

Over the years, Splashy has welcomed in excess of 150,000 people through its gates and provided a platform which has seen music careers blossom across our promised land.  It is so much more than a festival and is rightly dubbed, 'SA’s Friendliest Music Festival'.

In recent years, the festival has experienced a significant revival and is now attracting fans from across the continent and globally to a festival site that is largely considered the most beautiful in South Africa.


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