AXECESS Celebrates with Splashy Fen
This Easter, the seemly tranquil Underberg farm will once again transform into a colourful tent town, where thousands of people from around the country descend on the southern Drakensberg for a long weekend of live local music. Set in a spectacular mountain setting, Splashy Fen Music Festival will be celebrating its 25th successful year, and AXECESS would like to wish the rocking Festival a very happy birthday!
This year's event (running from 17 to 21 April 2015), as part of the quarter-century celebrations, will see the return of some of South Africa's 'showstopper' bands that have graced the Splashy stage for years, and have helped build the event into South Africa's premier and longest-running annual music festival – think big, legendary names like Just Jinjer, Squeal, Tree63 and WONDERboom!
Splashy #25 promises a line-up of more than 80 of South Africa's hottest acts, including the likes of Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, Gangs of Ballet, Arno Carstens & Francois van Coke, The Black Cat Bones, Chris Chameleon, Nibs van der Spuy, The Guy Buttery Band, Dan Patlansky, Haggis and Bong, The Kiffness, and the late night electronic favourites, Sibot & Toyota, to name but a few.
Not to be missed at Splashy Fen 2014 is our all-time favourite Capetonain artist, Jeremy Loops, whose eclectic and unconventional style of alternative folk music has made him a firm favourite on both the South African and international music scene. He will be joined on stage by Jamie Faull on the sax and lyricist Motheo Moleko, another SA fave.
Splashy Fen has a little bit of something for everyone and a whole lot of something for anyone; in fact, there's nothing else quite like it! For many Saffas, it's become an annual tradition, and if you've never been before, then it definitely deserves a spot at the top of this year's 'must-do' list!
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