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17 - 21 April 2014 Widely recognised for its contribution to promoting local music, Splashy has since its inception provided a platform for over 1 500 established and emerging artists and helped kick-start many a successful music career. Well-known artists who’ve performed at the festival include Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Vusi Mahlasela, Koos Kombuis, Jennifer Ferguson, Madala Kunene, Lesley Rae Dowling, Neill Solomon, Landscape Prayers, Tananas, Just Jinjer, Prime Circle, Hothouse Flowers, Tree63, Dan Patlansky, Watershed, Springbok Nude Girls, The Parlotones, Goldfish and Chris Chameleon, to name but a few. There is now also a broader range of music on offer compared to the acoustic, largely folk selection of Splashy’s earlier days. Over the years, the focus has expanded to include a wide spectrum of different music genres – from folk, blues and rock to electro dance and other contemporary styles – all ultimately aimed at appealing to the broadest audience possible. “While it’s important that we keep pace with current trends, it’s equally important that we remain true to Splashy’s roots and the softer, acoustic styles that are so much a part of our history,” says Ferraz. “We are also committed to staying at the forefront when it comes to providing a platform for emerging artists – all the talented up-and-coming bands and solo performers destined to be the stars of tomorrow.” He adds that one of the festival’s priorities is to continue to bring the best in South African music to as many people as possible at a reasonable cost. Considering that the line-up usually consists of about 80 different acts, it works out at around R6 to see each of them perform.
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Bio: Over the course of the last decade and a half, well know singer and songwriter, Ard Matthews, has been honing his craft and moving people the world over. As the front man of South African band Just Jinjer, his indelible lyrics and melody arrangements led the way to the incredible success of their...See Full Bio
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