Music, family-fun and more at the 2019 Splashy Fen Music Festival
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Music, family-fun and more at the 2019 Splashy Fen Music Festival

With 5 weeks to go until South Africa’s friendliest festival kicks off in the rolling hills of Underberg, the Splashy Fen team are excited about another epic line-up of music, activities and experiences for the 4-day festival.

The ever-popular Corona River Stage area, where fans spend hours frolicking along the river banks.
The ever-popular Corona River Stage area, where fans spend hours frolicking along the river banks.

Having recently presented the Main Stage line up for the 30th anniversary event, the full line-up now includes over 100 acts performing across 5 unique stages. 

From local Underberg legends, to South African favourites, up-and-coming musos and international hot shots, there really is something for everyone to look forward to. Visit the Splashy Fen social media pages to check out when your favourite acts are performing.

The 30th edition of the Splashy Fen Music Festival takes place on the Splashy Fen Farm, over the Easter long-weekend from Thursday the 18th of April to Monday the 22nd of April. Only 1 700 tickets remain for the 30th edition of Splashy Fen Music Festival – so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment – visit www.splashyfen.co.za.

Find out more about the stages below:

THE TREEHOUSE STAGE

The Splashy Fen Treehouse Stage has been a magical hit since its inception in 2017. A hand-made wattle stage hidden under the trees in the Splashy Fen forest has become a popular platform for budding musicians to showcase their skills. The vibe is laid back, the décor is whimsical and other-worldly and the vendors trading in this area offer a range of esoteric products and services.

Music performances start from 3:15pm on Thursday the 18th of April; so come and enjoy music from Dawn Morey, The North and South, Gavin Ferguson, Blessing Tangban, Nipho Hurd and Chad Jubber, to name a few.

Throughout the 4-day festival, you’ll also be treated to a series of Belly dancing workshops and performances, Digeridoo and Flow workshops, and the Art-Go-Round interactive billboard – all an annual occurence at the Treehouse Stage that makes Splashy Fen an experience of participation, something Impi Concept Events, the festival management team, have worked very hard to create. 

THE ACOUSTIC STAGE

Another firm favourite, and surrounded by over 30 delish food vendors in the Splashy Fen Food Court Area, is the Acoustic Stage. Join David Fisher, Bad Peter, Freddy-L, Hayden Rattray, Rowan Stuart, Lanky Jake, Hollowbody and more across the 4-day festival. Pull up a hay bale, order your lunch and stay ‘til dinner enjoying the great sounds of great talent with friends old and new. From acoustic solos to bango-playing harmonies, an electric jazz set from Durban favourites Veranda Panda, and a Splashy Legends line-up hosted by locals Don Clarke and Dicky Roberts, and featuring none other than South African icon PJ POWERS.

THE SPLASHY FEN MAIN STAGE

The Splashy Fen Main Stage kicks off on Friday the 19th of April, and is set to have the crowds on their feet all night and all weekend. Ben Dey &The Concrete Lions, Jeremy Loops, Wonderboom, Kim Churchill, YOUNGR, Mi Casa and Splashy Fen’s main headliner act, Wheatus are just some of the acts to catch.

THE CORONA RIVER STAGE

Fans can look forward to another stellar line-up at the Corona River Stage from Friday morning. The Mavericks will open the festivities down on the popular river banks, followed by Sutherland, Minananzi Mbira, The Kickstands, The Steezies and more. Fans can also look forward to what is fast becoming a River Stage tradition, with a Surprise Set, where the stage is handed over to a acts from the festival’s line-up. If the 2018 Surprise Set is anything to go by, you do not want to miss this! 

THE RED SQUARE ELECTRIC BOMA

For those fans looking to dance the night away, the Red Square Electric Boma is a hive of great music, quirky décor and party starters; catch Slim Beats, Royal Love, Huckleberry, Craig Rude, Kyle Deutsch, Crazy White Boy and East Coast Radio’s Bongani Mtolo, plus more. 

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