Top acts for 2019 Splashy Fen

Popular South African band Mi Casa is among a host of stellar local acts secured for the 2019 Splashy Fen Music Festival.

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BY BILLY SUTER

AMERICAN band Wheatus, which had a hit in the 2000s with Teenage Dirtbag, is to be a top draw at this year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival which will also feature such top local acts as Mi Casa, Jeremy Loops and Wonderboom.

Scheduled to run on the farm of the same name, near Underberg, this 30th edition of the popular event will run over the Easter weekend, from Thursday, April 18, to Monday, April 22.

“We are thrilled to announce the first 11 acts who will be playing on the Main Stage over the four-day long Easter festival,: says a spokesman, pointing out that other hot attractions include musical magician Youngr from England and one-man band from Australia, Kim Churchill. W

“With a well-planned mix of eclectic folk-jazz, electro-pop melodies and good old American punk rock, it’s a line-up that has something for everyone. And we’re only just getting started!”

Festival organisers Stu Berry and Andrew van Rensburg, of Impi Concept Events, took to the stage at an intimate launch party in Durban recently to reveal the first 11 acts who will take to the Splashy Fen Main Stage during the festival.

Jeremy Loops is among Splashy Fen attractions. Picture by Taahir Matthews.

Also on the bill, they said, are Australian-born Juzzie Smith and South African favourites Goodluck, Hot Water, Shortstraw and Desmond & The Tutus.

While Splashy Fen is now attracting big international names, the festival will continue to focus on partnering with KwaZulu-Natal and South African artists at every opportunity, according to the organisers,

Wheatus, which released Teenage Dirtbag in 2000, has become synonymous with easy lyrics, beats you can bop, mosh and dance to and a typically larger than life on-stage presence. They’re one to look out for at this year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival, the spokesman added.

For more information of the 2019 festival, visit the new Splashy Fen website, Tickets are limited to 8 000 and are available from www.splashyfen.co.za.

 


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