Are You Ready For Splashy Fen 2018?
Standing tall amongst all the biggest festival’s in Africa is Splashy Fen. Dubbed one of the oldest music festivals in Africa, this truly outdoor yet family friendly sonic showcase runs for four days in the picturesque area of Underburg in South Africa.
This years edition will be massive as the organising team announced that they have secured three international acts who will be joining the line-up this year. Namely, Bowling for Soup from the USA, percussion dance act Napalma from Brazil, and from Australia, the folk duo Pierce Brothers will all be headlining at the festival.
Cheeky Texan outfit Bowling For Soup was formed in 1994 and to date has created 13 successful punk-pop albums. The Grammy-nominated band has 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.
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.
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.
In its early days, the festival genre focused heavily on folk and light folk-rock with the inclusion of black music styles, and in later years, alternative rock, and in very recent years, electro.
“Today, we are extremely excited and proud to have worked on building such a diverse line-up for 2018,” says Stu Berry, Festival Director.
“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 take place over the traditional Easter weekend from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April. Tickets are available at www.splashyfen.co.za.