Key Festival Info
Splashy Fen 2022 is set to take place from the 14th – 18th April 2022. This will not just be any festival, but this will be a special return, the first staging of Splashy fen for over 2 years. It is set to be filled with energy, emotion and good times. Times where we connect as human beings again, times where we smile together, times where we learn to hug and shake hangs again.
Having said that, certain things have changed to ensure that the festival will be compliant in terms of government regulations. Please refer to our COVID PROTOCOLS section for more info on the likely protocols that will be in place.
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.
Those local residents who purchased tickets and donated them through the #splashyheros campaign back in 2020 will be sent their promo codes to redeem their 20% discounted tickets for 2022. Due to the limited number of tickets available in 2022, further local ticket discounts will only be available should regulations allow an attendance greater than 4000 people
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.
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.
Should Splashy Fen festival be cancelled due to national COVID regulations, then the full price of the festival ticket will be refunded. It’s important to note that when you purchase your ticket online, the bank charges a fee to complete that transaction online. Unfortunately that fee is not refundable.
Howler, our ticketing company, also offer a ticket insurance policy that you can take as a separate product when purchasing your festival passes. This product has specific terms and conditions attached to it, and is not a product sold by or offered by Splashy Fen festival itself. It is the responsibility of the ticket holder to understand the conditions attached with the ticket insurance product. Should a ticket holder fall ill with COVID which prevents them from attending the festival, then the ticket insurance would cover this example.
Should a ticket holder contract COVID and not be able to attend the festival, please note that the risk on a person’s health lies with that individual themselves, and there would be no refund offered if the festival goes ahead but you are not able to attend due to falling ill, whether for COVID or any other illness.
Our general refund policy outside of the abovementioned COVID regulations, is as follows:
|Cancellation >90 days before festival||90% refund|
|Cancellation 60-90 days before festival||60% refund|
|Cancellation 30-60 days before festival||50% refund|
|Cancellation 10-30 days before festival||30% refund|
|Cancellation <10 days before festival||10% refund|