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Steve Umculo releases new song upon his return from Nashville
Steve Umculo releases new song upon his return from NashvilleArticle

Meet Steve Umculo. Umculo is the Zulu word for music. It is itself a representation of what Steve Umculo strives to achieve - a blend of cultures and styles. His music is a unique fusion of Afro-centric grooves and folk harmonies that will get any audience up on their feet.

Martin Myers 5 May 2021

Splashy Fen 2021
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This past weekend, 250 lucky fans got the opportunity to experience Splashy Fen as it has never been experienced before, with a camping musical weekend being hosted on the iconic farm in a small, compliant and intimate format.

7 Apr 2021

Ongoing Covid-19 pandemic forces Splashy Fen to cancel 2020 festival
Ongoing Covid-19 pandemic forces Splashy Fen to cancel 2020 festivalArticle

Following the initial outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, the Splashy Fen Music Festival postponed the date for its 31st edition to September 2020...

6 Jul 2020

Introducing Parkflix, a new drive-in theatre concept to launch in KZN
Introducing Parkflix, a new drive-in theatre concept to launch in KZNArticle

The organisers of the Splashy Fen Music Festival, Impi Concept Events, are set to reintroduce the South African public to the classic drive-in theatre. In light of the current Covid-19 global pandemic, Parkflix, the modern-day model of the classic drive-in concept, will allow fans to enjoy live music, movies, comedy and more all from the safety of their cars...

14 May 2020

The world may be on pause but your travel planning needn't be
The world may be on pause but your travel planning needn't beArticle

Are you at a loss for things to do after your holiday cancellation? It's not all doom and gloom. Get proactive with these tips for changing your flights and planning your next trip...

Issued by SA Airlines 8 Apr 2020

Splashy Fen goes virtual with Lockdown Live
Splashy Fen goes virtual with Lockdown LiveArticle

The Splashy Fen Music Festival has gone virtual with Lockdown Live - which will take place from 9 to 11 April 2020. Over the course of the three days, fans can enjoy a selection of live music, streamed from each musician's home or private studio...

7 Apr 2020

#CoronavirusSA: New dates announced for 2020 Splashy Fen
#CoronavirusSA: New dates announced for 2020 Splashy FenArticle

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak Splashy Fen 2020 has made the decision to postpone the festival till September 2020. The 2020 festival will now take place from 23 - 27 September...

17 Mar 2020

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The effect of the coronavirus outbreak on the sports and entertainment industry and thus sponsorshipArticle

Judith Mugeni from Ganizani Consulting shares her thoughts on the effect of the Covid-19/coronavirus outbreak on the sports and entertainment industry and how this affects sponsorship...

Judith Mugeni 13 Mar 2020

Full Splashy Fen 2020 line up and set times released
Full Splashy Fen 2020 line up and set times releasedArticle

The 2020 Splashy Fen Music Festival has been postponed till the 23 - 27 September due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The 2020 Splashy Fen Music Festival will be held in KwaZulu-Natal over the Easter Weekend from 9 April to 13 April. Over 100 acts - including five international acts - will be performing across five stage areas...

4 Mar 2020

First acts announced for 2020 Splashy Fen Music Fest
First acts announced for 2020 Splashy Fen Music FestArticle

The first 14 acts - consisting of both international and local musicians - who will take to the Splashy Fen main stage across the four-day music festival have been officially announced...

7 Feb 2020

#MusicExchange: Jude HarpStar
#MusicExchange: Jude HarpStarArticle

Music critic Paul Boekkooi described Jude HarpStar as "arguably the most versatile and one of the most technically accomplished harp players in South Africa and musically one of the most inspiring harpists."...

Martin Myers 11 Jun 2019

Splashy Fen 2019
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Splashy Fen Music Festival's 30th celebration took place in the Southern Drakensberg from 18-22 April 2019.

23 Apr 2019

How Splashy Fen Music Festival is going plastic-free in 2019
How Splashy Fen Music Festival is going plastic-free in 2019Article

The Splashy Fen Music Festival English has made the decision to go plastic-free from 2019...

1 Apr 2019

Wheatus, Youngr and Jeremy Loops to headline Splashy Fen 2019
Wheatus, Youngr and Jeremy Loops to headline Splashy Fen 2019Article

This year earmarks 30 since the first Splashy Fen Music Festival and in celebration, the festival has lined up 11 local international performs who will take to the stage at the Splashy Fen farm outside Underberg from 18-22 April 2019...

24 Jan 2019

L.A. Cobra and Deadline to open for Judas Priest in SA
L.A. Cobra and Deadline to open for Judas Priest in SAArticle

L.A. Cobra and Deadline have been announced as the supporting acts for Judas Priest when the English heavy metal band tours South Africa for the first time in 2019...

29 Oct 2018

#MusicExchange: Bianca Blanc
#MusicExchange: Bianca BlancArticle

Bianca Blanc is a singer/songwriter, hailing from Centurion, Pretoria who will be attending Music Exchange in Cape Town next week from 1 to 2 September 2018 and sharing her story of how she got onto the Deezer Next priority campaign.

Martin Myers 22 Aug 2018

Jaret Reddick from Bowling for Soup
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The 28th Splashy Fen Music Festival was held at the Splashy Fen Farm near Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal from 29 March-2 April 2018.

3 Apr 2018

Final dates announced for Bowling for Soup live in SA
Final dates announced for Bowling for Soup live in SAArticle

American rock band Bowling for Soup will be touring South Africa with shows in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Clarens (at the Lush Festival) over Easter weekend.

8 Mar 2018

Splashy Fen's five stages to feature over 300 performers
Splashy Fen's five stages to feature over 300 performersArticle

The 28th Splashy Fen Music Festival will be held at the Splashy Fen Farm near Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal from 29 March-2 April 2018. This year's festival is set to offer more 300 performers on five stages.

5 Mar 2018

Festivals to add to your 2018 summer social calendar
Festivals to add to your 2018 summer social calendarArticle

Are you already busy planning your 2018 social calendar? I've listed a few cool festivals you should check out between January and March - add them to your list!

4 Jan 2018

Splashy Fen 2017
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Splashy Fen 2017 took place from the 13th to the 16th of April in the the Southern Drakensberg.

18 Apr 2017

Oliver Koletzki and Nico Schwind join Splashy Fen Electric Boma lineup
Oliver Koletzki and Nico Schwind join Splashy Fen Electric Boma lineupArticle

International headliners, Oliver Koletzki and Nico Schwind have been added to the Splashy Fen Electric Boma lineup, which features a diverse range of DJs and producers.

15 Feb 2017

Splashy Fen announces additional artists
Splashy Fen announces additional artistsArticle

Splashy Fen has announced that Michael Franti and Spearhead as well as South Africa's Jeremy Loops and Nibs van der Spuy will perform at the music festival taking place in the Underberg over the Easter weekend.

8 Feb 2017

Splashy Fen adds additional artists to the lineup
Splashy Fen adds additional artists to the lineupArticle

Following the news that Australian megastars The Temper Trap will be headlining at the Splashy Fen Music Festival 2017, event organisers have announced the next phase of local and international artists set to perform in the Underberg from 13-16 April.

5 Dec 2016

The Temper Trap to headline at Splashy Fen
The Temper Trap to headline at Splashy FenArticle

Impi Concept Events has announced that Australian rock band, The Temper Trap, will headline at Splashy Fen from 13-16 April 2017...

29 Sep 2016

Splashy Fen 2016
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With over 3100 attendees, The Splashy Fen Revival has stayed true to its promise of offering campers and day visitors a selection of musical entertainment and relaxing long-weekend activities for the whole family.

29 Mar 2016

Main stage line-up confirmed for Splashy Fen
Main stage line-up confirmed for Splashy FenArticle

An exciting line-up has been confirmed for Splashy Fen 2016, with over 100 acts performing.

23 Mar 2016

New Dan Patlansky album and launch tour
New Dan Patlansky album and launch tourArticle

Dan Patlansky's eighth studio album, entitled 'Introvertigo', which was written over the course of two years, produced by Theo Crous and recorded at Bellville Studios, Cape Town, will be released in May 2016.

3 Mar 2016

Xavier Rudd to headline Splashy Fen
Xavier Rudd to headline Splashy FenArticle

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd has been announced as the headline act at the Splashy Fen festival in Underberg.

14 Dec 2015

Mango Groove to play at Splashy Fen
Mango Groove to play at Splashy FenArticle

Splashy Fen is to feature a star-studded line-up of local music acts, spiced up by special international guest artists...

11 Dec 2015

Deluxe Monark
Deluxe MonarkArticle

Anthemic pop rockers Monark recently released a deluxe version of debut album 'Negatives'. We chatted to drummer Graeme Wuth to find out more.

Ruth Cooper 25 Nov 2015

The Kiffness to join Carly Rae Jepson
The Kiffness to join Carly Rae JepsonArticle

The Kiffness have been added to the line-up for #CarlyRaeSA in Cape Town on 21 October, 2015, joining Matthew Mole.

21 Oct 2015

Top line-up at Splashy Fen
Top line-up at Splashy FenArticle

Matthew Mole, Shortstraw, aKing and Dan Patlansky are the big names among the acts set to perform at this year's Splashy Fen Music Festival, which is to be held from 2 to 6 April.

6 Mar 2015

Early-bird tickets to Splashy Fen on sale
Early-bird tickets to Splashy Fen on saleArticle

Early-bird tickets to Splashy Fen 2015, which takes place from 2 to 6 April, are now on sale at Computicket for R500, which includes camping for the entire four-night, five-day festival. This offer runs until the end of December, after which normal advance tickets will cost R625.

15 Dec 2014

Computicket launches online deals site
Computicket launches online deals siteArticle

Computicket has launched a new online platform offering discounts and value-added deals on entertainment and travel, made possible by its long-term partnerships with leading entertainment promoters.

17 Apr 2014

Reunion tour for Tree 63
Reunion tour for Tree 63Article

After many years, South African rock band Tree63 is reuniting on local soil for a whirlwind reunion tour. The band will be performing live at Pretoria's Atterbury Theatre on the 14 and 15 April, on 16 April (venue TBA) and, finally, at the 25th anniversary of the Splashy Fen festival, on 17 April, 2014.

25 Feb 2014

Twenty-five years of Splashy Fen
Twenty-five years of Splashy FenArticle

Running from 17 to 21 April, 2014, Splashy Fen 25 promises a line-up of more than 80 of South Africa's hottest acts.

24 Feb 2014

Finalists announced for #FutureMusic Rising
Finalists announced for #FutureMusic RisingArticle

An overwhelming response to the #FutureMusic Rising call for entries made it a difficult decision on which six acts to shortlist for the November final. A total of 84 South African-based music acts under the age of 35, made it onto the nominees list.

1 Nov 2013

Early-bird tickets for Splashy Fen on sale now
Early-bird tickets for Splashy Fen on sale nowArticle

Early-bird tickets for the 25th Splashy Fen Music Festival are now on sale at Computicket for R500, which includes camping for the entire festival from 17 to 21 April, 2014. This offer is limited to the first 1000 tickets sold.

31 Oct 2013

Goldfish, Rudimentals to play at 5 for Change 2013
Goldfish, Rudimentals to play at 5 for Change 2013Article

Electronic duo Goldfish will be headlining the 2013 5 for Change annual black tie charity event on 18 May 2013.

29 Apr 2013

Nearly 100 of SA's top acts at this year's Splashy Fen
Nearly 100 of SA's top acts at this year's Splashy FenArticle

The tranquil Underberg farm on which the annual Splashy Fen Music Festival is held will soon transform into a colourful tent town when thousands of people from around the country descend on the southern Drakensberg in KZN this Easter (28 March to 1 April) for a long weekend of live music in a stunning mountain setting.

11 Mar 2013

Three new acts announced for Cape Town Jazz Festival
Three new acts announced for Cape Town Jazz FestivalArticle

Three new acts have been announced for the 14th chapter of the international music event, in addition to the nearly 40 artists already announced. They are the Dainius Pulauskas Group, Portico Quartet and Cape Town band PH Fat. The festival is at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on Friday 5 and Saturday, 6 April, 2013.

8 Mar 2013

Backseat Peachy Keen bingo
Backseat Peachy Keen bingoArticle

1950s' throwback rockabilly swing band Peachy Keen certainly live up to their name. It's impossible not to feel a happy stirring in your soul and feet when experiencing this band live. Luckily, if you have yet to experience this rockabilly stir you can do so at their EP launch this Friday at Mercury Live. We chat to singer/rhythm guitarist powerhouse Dominique Otto about what we can expect from the launch (sounds like it's going to be a cracker), new EP "Backseat Bingo" and about not getting lost in translation.

Ruth Cooper 7 May 2012

Splashy Fen getting ready to rock
Splashy Fen getting ready to rockArticle

The annual Splashy Fen Music Festival will be held in the southern Drakensberg this Easter ( 5 to 9 April, 2012), featuring more than 80 live acts showcasing genres including ska, reggae, folk, anti-folk, acoustic, drum and bass, electronica, jazz, blues, maskandi, Indian classical, and everything in-between.

20 Mar 2012

P.H.Fat EP, You are going to Die, available for download today
P.H.Fat EP, You are going to Die, available for download todayArticle

We recently broke the news that the newest offering from P.H.Fat, an EP entitled 'You are going to Die', will be made available for free download through their website www.phfat.co.za. Good news - the day has come and, as good as their word, the tunes are waiting to be downloaded right this second.

Anna-Bet Bester 20 Feb 2012

P.H.Fat 'You are going to die' tour to kick off soon
P.H.Fat 'You are going to die' tour to kick off soonArticle

Ready or not, here they come - Smooth Mike, Disco Izrael and Narch just finished work on a highly anticipated second album and P.H.Fat fans can look forward to series of high octane live events over the next two months, starting with what is set to be a scorcher of a performance at tomorrow night's UCT RAG 7's Party.

Anna-Bet Bester 6 Feb 2012

P.H.Fat album 'You are going to Die' to be launched 20 Feb
P.H.Fat album 'You are going to Die' to be launched 20 FebArticle

Following the success of their debut album "Dinosaur Blood" on 11 February 2011 on acclaimed US label Muti Music, P.H.FAT has decided to break the traditional mould of a record label financed release; and will launch their 5 track EP for FREE and independently through their website www.phfat.co.za on 20 February 2012.

Anna-Bet Bester 1 Feb 2012

2 Feet Music signs The December Streets
2 Feet Music signs The December StreetsArticle

The December Streets, which has had success during 2011with singles My Name and Fire Through The Window topping the national radio charts, has signed with 2 Feet Music. The band has a current single, Got That Feeling, due for imminent release.

25 Jan 2012

Splashy Fen in Drakensberg for Easter holiday
Splashy Fen in Drakensberg for Easter holidayArticle

The 22nd Splashy Fen Music Festival will be held during the Easter long weekend, 21 to 25 April, 2011, in the southern Drakensberg, at a farm near Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal. More than 90 live music acts will be appearing on the two stages.

24 Mar 2011

Top comedy at Splashy Fen
Top comedy at Splashy FenArticle

Top SA comedians will be performing at the new Hooters Comedy Tent at the Splashy Fen Music Festival, near Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal. The festival will be held from 21 to 25 April, 2011.

7 Mar 2011

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