Don Clarke, convener of the Legends of the Fen show, with his partner Dicky Roberts, has been crafting, managing and hosting the popular Legends showcase for three successive years.
Adding to the rich historical relevance that Splashy Fen has both for locals and Fenners from afar, Legends of the Fen provides a casually creative platform for those who once played to the crowds at festivals long gone.
This year the showcase, starting at 12pm on Sunday the 21st of April, will be headlined by the legendary PJ Powers.
Don Clarke has had an association with PJ for many years, starting with her massive hit of his reconciliation song “Sanbonani”, back in the late ’80s.
More than a legend on the stage, PJ is a monumental South African icon who stands alongside the stalwarts like Mango Groove and Johnny Clegg. Once the singer with hugely successful group Hotline, she went on to become a darling of the people with a solo career that, to this day, just keeps on rolling. Thandeka, her Zulu name given to her by the people, means “the loved one”. And that she is!
The 30th edition of the Splashy Fen Music Festival takes place in the rolling foothills of beautiful Underberg, over the Easter long-weekend from Thursday the 18th of April to Monday the 22nd of April.
Fans can still purchase tickets online at www.splashyfen.co.za for R890 per person for the full 4-day festival, and day passes will be sold at the gates throughout the duration of the festival.