Please note that every attendee, artist, service provider or staff member MUST arrive at the gates with an armband. This armband is your accreditation to access the festival site and needs to be collected from the Underberg Country Club during one of the following time periods:
- Wednesday: 09:00 – 19:00
- Thursday: 07:00 – 21:00
- Friday: 07:00 – 21:00
- Saturday: 07:00 – 21:00
NO ARMBAND, NO ENTRY.
Security has and will continue to be a key focus of Splashy Fen. Splashy has provided a safe environment to its attendees for the many years and we go to extra lengths to ensure that the safety of our attendees is a priority. Please note that trouble makers are not welcome and that should you be caught engaging in unacceptable behaviour or illegal conduct, we will use full legal options to deal with any transgressions.
At Splashy we value our local residents. This festival is a part of the region’s history and we welcome all local residents and their families to attend Splashy Fen. Discounted tickets (R690 per adult, R300 per child 8-12, and R40 per child U8) are available for those who have valid municipal bills for Underberg in their names. Please email Colleen on firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your municipal bill and she will send you the details for your ticket purchase. Please note these tickets are limited to 500, and a maximum of 4 per family to avoid the resale of discounted tickets to out of town attendees.
The Ethos of Splashy Fen is what drives this festival. Splashy is a festival with a soul, a festival that attracts people from all over our beautiful country, and visitors from abroad. It is a festival free of bias and judgement, and festival that has been dubbed by all who have attended as “SA’s Friendliest Festival”.
Our ethos at Splashy is to provide a festival that allows our attendees to break free from a world that dictates much of what we should do and when we should do it. A festival that allows us all to connect with the outdoors, friends and family in an environment that allows us to break free from our day to day worries and stresses.
At Splashy, we as organisers, along with our staff, commit to providing a safe, enjoyable and value for money environment and festival experience for everyone. We encourage our attendees to experience our festival within this ethos, an ethos that has lived within the festival grounds since 1990 and touched over three generations and more than 150 000 people to date.
N3TC Splashy Cares
Splashy takes place in the beautiful Southern Drakensberg, a world heritage site. A recent study by Tourism KZN indicated that the economic effect of the festival on KZN is in the region of R35-45 Million, a massive contributor to the KZN economy over the Easter Weekend. A key part of Splashy’s economic contribution is focussed on our N3TC Splashy cares program, our CSI project that aims to develop skills and services within the local community in order to operate and stage Splashy Fen. This is further extended through the inclusion of Maskandi and traditional music in the festival schedules, a genre of music that is proudly representative of our area. The project, funded by the amazing N3 Toll Concession, not only develops skills for operating the festival but brings musicians to Splashy who otherwise may not have got the opportunity to perform on such a large stage. This initiative is close to the hearts of Splashy and the N3TC and we are proud of what this project has achieved to date. Festival attendees can donate to this project from as little as R5, by selecting the donation option when purchasing their tickets online.