What: Splashy Fen Festival
When: 24 - 27 March
Where: Underberg, South Africa
From its early beginnings back in 1990, Splashy Fen has evolved into one of South Africa’s premier music festivals which nowadays sees thousands of people making the annual pilgrimage to Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal for what is regarded by many as the ‘ultimate outdoor experience’. With its unique vibe and character, this much-loved event has endured for over a quarter-century to become the longest-running annual music festival in the country. It was started back in 1990 by Bart Fokkens, and the now late Peter Ferraz, a festival and idea that was born around the dinner table with a bottle of wine.
Splashy Fen, named after the farm upon which the festival takes place, is a perfect setting for a music festival. Natural amphitheaters, great acoustics, breathe taking mountain vistas, winding rivers and large level fields for camping.
Originally held over 2 days, its original aim was “to have a really good time with a few musicians playing around campfires, joined by some trulypassionate music-lovers.” No one was more surprised than Peter & Bart when instead of the anticipated attendance of 200, they attracted 1 200 enthusiasts, who camped under the stars and listened to artists like Tony Cox, the Silver Creek Mountain Band, Plagal Cadence and Syd Kitchen.
More info: http://splashyfen.co.za