Splashy Fen cancelled due to COVID-19

Splashy Fen cancelled due to COVID-19

This year's edition of South Africa's longest-running and oldest music festival - Splashy Fen - has been cancelled.

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This is due to the growing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. 

Initially, the annual KwaZulu-Natal music festival which draws thousands from all over was to be held in April but was later postponed to September 2020. 

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The festival's Director Stu Berry says they've incurred major losses, but people's health and safety must be prioritised.

"It brings in R150 million economic benefit to KZN, which will be missing this year. From a festival perspective, having been only three weeks before opening our gates in April, we've obviously incurred significant costs. 

"This is obviously a challenge for us, but we've got really good fans and fans that we know will support us through this process and we look forward to coming back really strong in 2021," says Berry. 

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