It’s that time of the year again when music and camping lovers get to pack up and head to Underberg for this year’s Splashy Fen.
It’s a festival where anything goes. All you need is a ticket, a pair of gumboots and you’re good to go.
From yoga to belly dancing, drumming workshops, trail running, river frolicking, face painting, fashion shows, art and music from all genres, there really is something for every kind of fan, of every age, race, culture and gender.
This year the festival-goers will be treated to three international headlining acts that include “Bowling for Soup” from the USA, percussion dance act “Napalma” from Brazil and from Australia, the folk duo “Pierce Brothers”, complimented by South Africa’s top musical acts and bands.
Bowling For Soup were formed in 1994 and to date have created 13 successful punk-pop albums. The Grammy nominated band have had popular hits such as ‘1985’, ‘High School Never Ends’ and ‘Girls All the Bad Guys Want’ and promise to keep the energy alive at Splashy Fen this year with songs to sing and jump along to.
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Napalma is the musical inspiration born out of a fusion between Brazilian and African culture and music. Created in 2004 during a carnival in Brazil, the act has been touring and performing around the globe for the past thirteen years.
This year, they make a stop in Underberg, to thrill fans with their powerful electronic dance grooves, percussion and rhythms.
Australian folk duo, Pierce Brothers have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to the world. And now Splashy Fen.
Fans can look forward to an irresistible energy from twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce as they bring their multi-instrumentalists vibes and world-class live show to the stage.
“Today, we are extremely excited and proud to have worked on building such a diverse line-up for 2018,” said festival director Stu Berry.
He said the team believed that they have created its strongest main stage line-up thus far.
“We have created what we believe is our strongest main stage line-up to date, with three international performers complimented by South Africa’s top musical acts and bands.”
Acts also appearing on the main stage include some of South Africa’s favourites: the likes of Mango Groove, Rubber DUC, Perez, Ard Matthews, GoodLuck, Josh Wantie, Prime Circle, Matthew Mole, Desmond and the Tutus, Veranda Panda and up and coming Cape Town based band Hot Water.
The main stage line-up mixes current chart toppers like Cape Town based trio Goodluck with old school favourites from distinctly different genres such as Bowling for Soup and Mango Groove. Throw in some folk, acoustic, electro pop and rock, and you’re set for a fun-filled Easter weekend with music and entertainment to please everyone.
Splashy Fen 2018 will takes place from March 31 - April 2 when festival-goers will be able to experience a long weekend in the picturesque setting of Underberg.
Tickets are available at www.splashyfen.co.za.