Franti at Splashy to spread the joy

2017-02-22 06:03
Splashy Fenners can look forward to seeing Michael Franti from the U.S. perform at this year’s festival.PHOTO: supplied

Splashy Fenners can look forward to seeing Michael Franti from the U.S. perform at this year’s festival.PHOTO: supplied

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WITH just over two months to go, the countdown to Splashy Fen has officially begun; and excitement is building as another international artist joins the already impressive 2017 line-up.

Michael Franti and Spearhead Trio are known for their authentic and uplifting music, finding global success with multiplatinum songs like Say Hey (I Love You) and Once A Day. Hailing from the U.S., Franti is recognised globally as a pioneering force in the music industry, and giving back has always been at the heart of his mission. As a rapper, musician, poet and all-round good guy, Franti has dedicated his life to spreading the joy of music and positivity to millions of people; and promises to bring a powerful performance to thousands of eager Splashy Fenners this Easter. South African favourite Jeremy Loops will also be on the bill again, with over 200 musicians who will perform for fans across five unique stage areas throughout the iconic four-day festival — with the new Treehouse stage adding a whimsical element to the festivities. Nibs van der Spuy is another local artist confirmed for Friday’s main stage performance at Splashy Fen 2017.

Raised in KwaZulu-Natal, he quickly soaked up a rich tapestry of his close surroundings and has formulated a truly consummate and original sound that all music-loving fans can appreciate. Van der Spuy will also be performing an intimate set at the new Treehouse stage.The Splashy Fen 2017 confirmed line-up includes Australian megastars,The Temper Trap, Springbok Nude Girls, The Parlotones, Shortstraw, Veranda Panda, Rodney Branigan, The Subway Run, Jack Parow, The Kickstands, December Streets, Desmond and the Tutus, and many more. • Splashy Fen 2017 will take place over Easter weekend from April 13 to April 16. Tickets are available at

• Inquiries: or 073 516 2308.

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