Splashy Fen is South Africa’s longest running and oldest music festival. It is so much more than just a music festival, it is a festival that celebrates life, art, music, people, love laughter, fun and enjoyment, all within a world heritage site (The Drakensberg).
The festival started in 1990 after a night of red wine around a fire when Peter Ferraz and Bart Fokkens decided that the farm Splashy Fen was a perfect location for a music gathering. Expecting only a hundred or so fans, the inaugural festival attracted some 400 musicians and festival goers, and by 1995, had become the biggest music festival in the country.
Over the years, Splashy has welcomed in excess of 150 000 people through its gates and provided a platform which has seen music careers blossom across our promised land. It is so much more than a festival…..and is rightly dubbed “SA’s Friendliest Music Festival”.
In recent years, the festival has experienced a significant revival and is now attracting fans from across the continent and globally to a festival site that is largely considered the most beautiful in South Africa.
Impi Concept Events took over the operations and organization of Splashy Fen in 2016. The company above firmly established themselves as the sporting, music and live entertainment forerunners in KZN, combining an impressive array of events on their CV from mountain biking and trail running to live music and festivals such as Splashy Fen.
Andrew (commonly known as Fuzz) and Stu, the two owners of Impi, are passionate about Splashy and what the festival represents in a time where artificial enjoyments are starting to dominate our lifestyles and the way we bring up our children. Splashy represents a breakaway from all the troubles of modern day living and allows us all to re-connect with the outdoors, family and friends, something which is very key to the company’s vision for Splashy.