Underberg - With one month to go until the festival comes to life, fans can expect a host of exciting new changes to the Splashy Fen Music Festival offering this year with a bulked up approach to safety and security being taken by the organisers of the iconic four-day music festival, held in Underberg from 24-27 March.
Festival Operations Head, Andrew van Rensburg has made it clear that items of safety and security are vital to the smooth and successful running of the festival, and creating an environment for everyone to feel safe and enjoy themselves has been a major objective for the team.
“We have built a 3km fence that surrounds the back of the farm for additional security, and have a trusted working relationship with the SAPS in Himeville and the KwaSani Municipality who have given the event their full and undivided support.” - says van Rensburg.
While listening to the melodic sounds of Xavier Rudd at the main stage, or the jazzy tempo of Oliver Mtukudzi at the Rainbow Rhythm Sunday session, or the acoustic magic of Adelle Nquot, Splashy Fenners will feel at ease with a collective 123 security guards on scene, two sniffer dogs, six mounted police officers, eight undercover cops, KZN’s Crime Unit and 12 SAPS members whose main role is to ensure a safe and secure festival environment.
“The attendance of mounted police, SAPS, undercover cops and sniffer dogs shows a marked increase in the security measures and just how serious we are about creating the right environment for people to enjoy themselves,” says van Rensburg. “It’s definitely a no-nonsense festival this year.”
With glamping accommodation options; four unique stage areas; a Splashy Fen Coffee Village; a Country Club of craft breweries, lawn tennis and charging stations; a wide selection of food and craft stalls, a slick new venue layout and activities for the whole family to enjoy, the #Splashy Fen 2016 Revival is set to wow music-loving fans across the board.
Splashy Fen 2016 - The Revival takes place from 24-27 March in the picturesque setting of Underberg. More information and tickets can be found at splashyfen.co.za. General Admission Phase 2 tickets are available for R795 per person.
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