Splashy Fen Music Festival Press Release

 No: splashy1710

19 April 2017

Embargo: None

 Written by: Kendall Snyman


Underberg - The final day of the 2017 Splashy Fen Music Festival was a great success as it saw yet another stellar line-up wow over 5 500 music-loving fans on the beautiful Splashy Fen Farm just outside of Underberg.

Easter Sunday saw the final day of the 2017 Splashy Fen Music Festival take place on a fresh but sunny day. As promised, thousands of revellers over the four-day long weekend got to enjoy a bigger, better, more Splashy-esque festival experience than ever before.

With the crisp mountain air and clear blue skies, festival goers were treated to four days of river frolicking, festival attractions for the whole family, a broad selection of craft and food stalls, and a great line-up of music across all genres, carefully developed and chosen to suit all tastes and styles.

The Splashy Fen Main Stage came alive on Easter Sunday as the crowds gathered for Qadasi, The Kickstands, December Streets, Desmond and the Tutus, The Parlotones and Shortstraw, who closed off the festival just before midnight.

Festival Director Stu Berry was once again thrilled with the outcome as he and business partner and Festival Operations Head, Andrew van Rensburg, took to the stage on Sunday evening to thank fans both old and new for their continued support, and for making Splashy Fen what it is today.

“We are exceptionally proud of our outstanding team who have worked tirelessly together, both before and during the festival to deliver on our promise. But none of this would have been possible without the continued support of our fans. And for that we are grateful and it has inspired us to work even harder for the next one,” mentioned a satisfied Berry.

Those who attended the Splashy Fen 2016 Revival will know that the festival has come a very long way in a very short space of time.

This year, the 28th edition of Splashy Fen, has once again set the bar very high for the years to come. But it’s that kind of challenge that excited the organisers and their team.

“With a 44% increases in ticket sales this year, we’re already thinking up ways to improve the festival goers experience,” said Berry. “Now we have a solid framework in place, an unwavering team spirit and the proof we need that fans will return.”

Other great musical entertainment on Easter Sunday included Cheryl Engel, Tebogo, Chloe Clark, Natalie Poppy and Fritz Gun on the new Treehouse stage.

Sunset Sweatshop, Josh Kempen and Josh Wantie got the crowd in a frenzy down at the Flying Fish River Stage, followed by Jerry and the Bandits.

The Splashy Fen legends Don Clarke, Bev McGregor, Tiffany Sheperd, Mali Sewell, Ronnie Mcnamara & Wayne Rathbone wowed fans with their story telling and musical renditions from the old Splashy Days.

Jubu vs Syzo B, SnapBack, Deemo Skatta, Kimin Rayne, Zolabudde Dogstarr & Fabio and the KIFFNESS kept the party going until the very end at the Red Square Vodka Electric Boma.

For more information go to www.splashyfen.co.za.


For more information please contact:
Kendall Snyman
Splashy Fen Media Liaison
073 516 2308

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It’s a family affair at Splashy Fen, with young Ethan Kind from Pinetown enjoying the great music  Al Nicholl/
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Desmond and the Tutus performed on the Black Label Main Stage at this year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival Al Nicholl/
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Local Kwasani Traditional Dancers entertain the crowds on Easter Sunday at the2017 Splashy Fen Music Festival Al Nicholl/
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The 2017 Splashy Fen Music Festival, as seen from above. With the glorious Drakensberg mountains as its backdrop, it’s no wonder South Africans keep coming back to the iconic festival year after year. Al Nicholl/
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Gavin Welsh of The Gus Brown Band opens the Black Label Main stage on Saturday night of the 4-day Easter long weekend festival at this year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival Al Nicholl/
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The inaugural Splashion Show was a great success at this year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival as fans all dressed up for the occasion, and a chance to win a trip for two to the Seychelles, courtesy of Air Seychelles and Eden Island. Al Nicholl/
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