Make a splash in South Africa
Spending the spring in South Africa? Why not get a taste of the country's established and up-and-coming bands and head to the Splashy Fen Music Festival between April 5th and 9th?
This event at Splashy Fen farm in the Southern Drakensberg Mountains takes its inspiration from the legendary Woodstock and Glastonbury festivals, taking place in natural surroundings and originally using electricity from a tractor-powered generator.
Since its humble beginnings in 1990 with a smattering of portable loos and an audience of 1,200, the festival now attracts more than 10,000 people every year.
Visitors to South Africa can enjoy live music outdoors by day and dance the night away to DJs spinning discs in a massive marquee.
A variety of food stalls, bars, markets and more are also available for those wanting to take a break from the raucous noise of the live stages.
Just a few of the big names to have played at Splashy Fen in the past include Tony Cox, Silver Creek Mountain Band, Just Jinger, The Mike Smith Band, Plagal Cadence, Lee Jones and Syd Kitchen, with even bigger bands set for 2007.
For more information, take a look at the Splashy Fen Music Festival website.