Splashy Fen Music Festival Press Release

 No: splashy1806

1 April 2018

Embargo: None

 Written by: Kendall Snyman


Underberg - The sounds of excited children rung through the Splashy Fen campsite early this morning as Easter eggs fell from the sky. Local farmer Tyron Wood flew his microlight over the Splashy Fen Farm in Underberg and threw down hundreds of marshmallow eggs for Splashy Fenners to enjoy, this Easter Sunday.

7 000 happy campers have enjoyed a long weekend of family activities, great entertainment, local and international music acts and favourable weather. With a few hours of rain on Saturday afternoon, muddy gumboots have been a common sight, but spirits have not been dampened.

Fans were treated to an entertaining set on Saturday night by international artists Bowling for Soup. The band really engaged with the crowd and sang some of their favourites including 1985 and a cover of Stacey’s Mom; an original song by Fountains of Wayne, often attributed to the band.

Sunday the 1st of April will see the Splashy Fen Legend’s Jam taking place at the Acoustic Stage, where artists who have performed for more than 10 years will get together to entertain fans this Easter.

“2018 has been an amazing year for us,” says Stu Berry, Festival Director. “We have reached a number that is comfortable on the Splashy Fen site. Capping pre-sold tickets at 7 000 helps us to ensure that the experience that person 1 has, is the same experience that person 7000 has. Creating, and maintaining a quality Splashy experience is very, very important to us”

Creative Director Andrew Van Rensburg is very pleased with how well the site has held up. “For the past two years we have been spoilt with impeccable weather. In 2017 we had an hour of rain, and that was it. So, this year has been a good test for us to gauge how well our site handles under the pressure of Drakensberg rain showers. We also brought in about 10 tonnes of wood chips, which has been beneficial in reducing mud and mess in high traffic areas.”

Sunday’s line-up includes Ard Matthews, Matthew Mole, Pierce Brothers, Desmond and the Tutus and Goodluck on the Budweiser Main Stage. 4AM, Stone Jets, Josh Wantie and Monark on the Corona River Stage. Sennora & Kritik, Slim Beats, Groove Two Us, Huckleberry, Jayy Jabs and CHunda Munki on the Red Square Electric Boma.

Day passes are available at the gate for R350 for adults and R100 kids U12. Day passes will be sold at the full festival price of R850 at the gates and patrons leaving before 09h00 the next day will be given a refund based on the day that they attended.

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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A packed crowd at the Budweiser Main Stage at Splashy Fen Music Festival in Underberg this weekend. Al Nicholl/
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Lead singer of international act Bowling for Soup, Jaret Reddick entertained crowds with his antics on stage on Saturday the 31st March at Splashy Fen. Al Nicholl/
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Crowds flocked down to the Corona River Stage at Splashy Fen, to enjoy the warm weather in the early afternoon.

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International Act, Bowling for Soup performed to a sold out Splashy Fen on Saturday the 31st March in Underberg.

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The Drumshack Experience takes place every morning at the Acoustic Stage and fans of all ages get involved.

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