So Splashy

The 22nd Annual Splashy Fen Music Festival recently rocked the Southern Drakensberg with an awesome line-up of more than 90 top live music acts across 2 stages and was supported by thousands from all over the country. The Socialite went along for the ride, check it out…

Pics Courtesy of our resident party photographer Grant Payne, check out more of his work at mynameisgrant.com

With over 90 of the hottest live music acts in the country on two stages, a craft market, a Freestyle Tribal Village and a Hooters Comedy Tent, there was lots to see and do at Splashy Fen 2011 this year.

Included on the weekend’s line-up were the likes of Vusi Mahlasela, Boo!, Karen Zoid, Ard Matthews, The Rudimentals, Valiant Swart, Jack Mantis Band, Aquarian Quartet, Margaret’s Daughter and Good Luck, the hugely popular Cape Town electro-swing outfit.

Add to that Versus the Wolf, Isochronous, Holiday Murray, No One’s Arc, Newtown, Peachy Keen, December Streets, T.H.O.T.S, Checked Zebra, Captain Stu, 7th Son, as well as the Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters from Pietermaritzburg – Splashy Fen’s featured act honouree for 2011.

For blues fans, there were the likes of Natasha Meister, the Redhand Blues Band, Joshua Grierson and The Town Criers, Boulevard Blues and the maestro himself, Dan Patlansky.

The Socialite’s Marcello Maffeis and Caroline Burne went along backstage to provide these performance highlights, check it out…

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