This week, festival organisers Impi Concept Events hosted an intimate gathering for ticket holders and sponsors at the Kingston Beach Club in Durban for their exclusive launch party; an annual event where the Splashy Fen Main Stage line-up was announced. Streaming live to the festival’s social media channels, the team revealed the first 14 acts – consisting of both international and local musicians – who will take to the Splashy Fen Main Stage across the 4-day music festival.
With less than 2 months to go until the 31st edition of South Africa’s friendliest festival, you can be sure that the Splashy Fen farm is already a hub of activity as organisers prepare for another fun-filled experience for fans of all ages. And of course, there is music for every taste too.
“We spend months and months considering the right direction for our musical line-ups,” says Stu Berry, Festival Director. “So it’s always a big deal when it comes time to make the announcement to our fans. Last year 5 000 Splashy Fenners completed an event survey, in which 92% of people questioned, indicated that their attendance at Splashy Fen was NOT due to the headliner acts, but rather that they trust the Splashy brand to always bring good music, and the nature of the stage performance was much more important to them than a band with top-charting hits.”
“So this year, we have focused our energy and line-up curation on musical acts that will connect with our fans through not just their talent, but through their energy and emotion too. Acts like the critically acclaimed Ndlovu Youth Choir, Mi Casa and Goodluck are just some of our South African artists who tick all the boxes. And we’ve got a handful of international acts too, who we are confident will leave a lasting impression.”
South Africa’s longest-running music festival will take place over the traditional Easter weekend from Thursday the 9th of April to Monday the 13th of April 2020. Tickets are limited to 9 000 and available from www.splashyfen.co.za.
Check out the full line-up below.