Splashy 2016 ‘jazzes’ camping options up

2016-02-24 06:00
PHOTO: supplied  Legendary jazz musician Louis Mhlanga has been confirmed as one of the many jazz acts           committed to Splashy Fen 2016.

PHOTO: supplied Legendary jazz musician Louis Mhlanga has been confirmed as one of the many jazz acts committed to Splashy Fen 2016.

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WITH the iconic Splashy Fen music festival just over five weeks away, fans of the four-day festival in the foothills of the southern Drakensberg have welcomed the unique, new camping options that were announced by the organisers.

Research shows an increased interest in booking camping options on-site by fans who appear opposed to packing their own camping gear for the weekend. Revellers are snapping up the new Splashy TeePee purchase offer - a funky two-man tent that comes inclusive of an air mattress, two sleeping bags, a solar lantern, and a private toilet section, in a fenced off area with added security, available for only R2 600 (ex vat) for two people.

The organisers have added a further incentive when you purchase the Splashy TeePee offer where you get to take it all home after the festival.

“Glamping” has become popular and Splashy fans seeking something a bit more comfortable can look to the popular Harambee Tent.

For R4 250, two happy campers will enjoy accommodation in an A-Frame tent for four nights, complete with a real bed, bedding, bedside table and lamp, power points and a hot breakfast each morning with hot showers and VIP toilet area.

Fans can book either of these options by calling

082 745 9540 or emailing bookings@harambeehotel.com

This week sees the announcement of a dedicated jazz line-up in the Rainbow Rhythm Sunday, set in conjunction with Rainbow Restaurant. This highlights a significant development in the rebirth of the Splashy Fen Music Festival.

“Jazz is a key part of Splashy Fen and will continue to be in years to come,” says Stu Berry, festival director. To welcome jazz legends such as Oliver Mtukudzi and Louis Mhlanga to the Splashy Fen stage shows that we’re serious about staging a cross section of the best music in South Africa.”

The cutting-edge 80s Rock Show celebrates and pays tribute to the best alternative rock bands of the decade. After sold-out runs at The Barnyard Theatre circuit, fans are in for a musical rock treat on Saturday night with a repertoire that includes songs by REM, Duran Duran, Violent Femmes, Billy Idol and The Clash, to name a few.

In addition, fans can get excited about the line-up at the Electric Boma showcasing South Africa’s top electronic dance music artists. Positioned in the fallen forest area on Splashy Fen Farm, the boma is strategically situated away from the main campsites.

Splashy has teamed up with Uber Cool Events to host a three-day line-up of acts that include Haezer, Niskerone, Pop Art Live, Veranda Panda, Ivan Turanjanin, Night Vision and more than 23 supporting acts. Regular announcements of new artists and bands are made on the Splashy Fen Facebook page. A full line-up will be announced shortly, and will include up-and-coming acts looking to expose themselves to music-loving fans. These include Bad Peter Forefront, The Motherland, Cherry Vinyl, LuaticWolf and more.

Buy tickets at www.splashyfen.co.za General admission phase one tickets at R750 per person, are set to sell out in the next few days at which point the general admission phase two tickets for R795 per person will be available.

Splashy Fen - The Revival takes place from 24 to o27 March in Underberg. More information can be found at www.splashyfen.co.za

– Supplied.

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