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
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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
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...
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...
Splashy Fen Music Festival's 30th celebration took place in the Southern Drakensberg from 18-22 April 2019.
The Splashy Fen Music Festival English has made the decision to go plastic-free from 2019...
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...
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...
The 28th Splashy Fen Music Festival was held at the Splashy Fen Farm near Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal from 29 March-2 April 2018.
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.
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.
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!
Splashy Fen 2017 took place from the 13th to the 16th of April in the the Southern Drakensberg.
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.
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.
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.
Impi Concept Events has announced that Australian rock band, The Temper Trap, will headline at Splashy Fen from 13-16 April 2017...
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.
An exciting line-up has been confirmed for Splashy Fen 2016, with over 100 acts performing.
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.
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd has been announced as the headline act at the Splashy Fen festival in Underberg.
Splashy Fen is to feature a star-studded line-up of local music acts, spiced up by special international guest artists...
The Kiffness have been added to the line-up for #CarlyRaeSA in Cape Town on 21 October, 2015, joining Matthew Mole.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Running from 17 to 21 April, 2014, Splashy Fen 25 promises a line-up of more than 80 of South Africa's hottest acts.
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.
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.
Electronic duo Goldfish will be headlining the 2013 5 for Change annual black tie charity event on 18 May 2013.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.