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Splashy Fen 2018 Line-Up



This past Thursday the 11th of January, 200 VIP guests were treated to a night of good vibes, great music and exciting news as Splashy Fen Music Festival event organisers, Impi Concept Events announced the Main Stage line-up for the #2018 Splashy Fen Music Festival.

With just over two months to go until the Easter-long weekend kicks off in the beautiful rolling hills of Underberg, preparations are well under way for another magical Splashy Fen experience for one and all. And Thursday’s line-up announcement did not disappoint.

The announcement marked a momentous occasion as Splashy Fen announced, with great pride and excitement, that they have secured three international acts who will be joining the line-up this year. Namely, Bowling for Soup from the USA, percussion dance act Napalma from Brazil, and from Australia, the folk duo Pierce Brothers will all be headlining at the festival.

Cheeky Texan outfit Bowling For Soup were formed in 1994 and to date have created 13 successful punk-pop albums. The Grammy nominated band have had popular hits such as ‘1985’, ‘High School Never Ends’ and ‘Girls All the Bad Guys Want’ and promise to keep the energy alive at Splashy Fen this year with songs to sing and jump along to.

Australian folk duo, Pierce Brothers have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to the world. And now Splashy Fen. Fans can look forward to an irresistible energy from twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce as they bring their multi-instrumentalists vibes and world-class live show to the stage.

Napalma is the musical inspiration born out of a fusion between Brazilian and African culture and music. Created in 2004 during a carnival in Brazil, the act has been touring and performing around the globe for the past thirteen years. This year, they make a stop in Underberg, to thrill fans with their powerful electronic dance grooves, percussion and rhythms.

In its early days, the festival genre focused heavily on folk and light folk-rock with the inclusion of black music styles, and in later years, alternative rock, and in very recent years, electro.

“Today, we are extremely excited and proud to have worked on building such a diverse line-up for 2018.” Says Stu Berry, Festival Director. “We have created what we believe is our strongest main stage line-up to date, with three international performers complimented by South Africa’s top musical acts and bands.”

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Acts also appearing on the main stage include some of South Africa’s favourites: the likes of Mango Groove, Rubber DUC, Perez, Ard Matthews, GoodLuck, Josh Wantie, Prime Circle, Matthew Mole, Desmond and the Tutus, Veranda Panda and up and coming Cape Town based band Hot Water.

The main stage line-up mixes current chart toppers like Cape Town based trio Goodluck with old school favourites from distinctly different genres such as Bowling for Soup and Mango Groove. Throw in some folk, acoustic, electro pop and rock, and you’re set for a fun-filled Easter weekend with music and entertainment to please everyone.

In its third year under new management, Splashy Fen Music Festival promises another happy experience – with a massive selection of international and local artists, top quality facilities, great family entertainment, exceptional health and security services and a new and improved venue layout; it’s the experience that makes Splashy Fen the great success that it is today.

Splashy Fen 2018 will take place over the traditional Easter weekend from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April when festival-goers will be able to experience a long weekend in the picturesque setting of Underberg, enjoying the best Splashy Fen experience to date.

Tickets are available at


We have x2 sets of double tickets to give away!

To enter, answer the question and leave your comment below:
Name x1 international act and x1 local act performing at Splashy Fen 2018 this year?

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  1. Paula Cominelli

    18 Jan 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Mango Groove

  2. Julie Ann Kreusch

    18 Jan 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Bowling For Soup is a fabulous international act and my all time favorite Good Luck 😉

  3. Harsha

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Goodluck (so happy they back this year!!!)

  4. Olga Thangavay

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Mango Groove… what an awesome prize to win!

  5. Nadia Hall

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Bowling For Soup and my all time Favourite Mango Groove

  6. Jesse Kaplan

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Bowling for soup and Mango grooveare gonna be special star(s)

  7. Tracy du Plessis

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Goodluck … pickmepickmepickme 🙂

  8. Kyle

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Bowling For Soup and Prime Circle 😀 can’t wait x

  9. Serisha Pillay

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Perez

  10. Charne Griffin

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Bowling for Soup & Prime circle

  11. Marilese Havenga

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Goodluck!! 👏🏻🙌🏻🎉🏕🎼

  12. Ruby Hoets

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:29 pm

    International act – Bowling for soup and local act – Desmond and the tutus

  13. Quinton Dos Santos

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Prime Circle! 😉 Have never been to Splashy – so need to tick it off my Festival Bucket List 😀

  14. Jenni Gardiner

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:40 pm

    International – Bowling for soup.
    Local – Prime Circle

  15. William Young

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:47 pm

    International – Bowling for soup
    Local – Matthew Mole

  16. Kathleen Germaine

    18 Jan 2018 at 1:56 pm

    International- Bowling for soup
    Local- Good Luck
    Would be amazing to go!

  17. cupidgirl12

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:03 pm

    International Act- Bowling For Soup
    Lekker Local Act- Prime Circle 🤘

    Fingers crossed 💕

  18. Hannah Lingard

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Napalma and Josh Wantie🎉

  19. Sharon van Diggelen

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Local en lekker:Mango Groove and Ausie attack: Pierce Brothers

  20. Keith Dinnematin

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Bowling For Soup & Matthew Mole! I last saw Matthew Mole at Splashy 2014 – too long ago.

  21. James Jooste

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:28 pm

    This will be my first ever splashy… surprised to see the international headliner be bowling for soup but hey I’m game. And always a pleasure to see Good luck live 😍

  22. Samantha Groom

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Good Luck! My boyfriend and I would LOVE to go <3 I haven't been to splashy in 7 years so it would be AWESOME to go again. April is my birthday month so it would definitely start the month off right for me!

  23. Stacey Ellis-Clarke

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Bowling for soup (my favourite!!) And Mango Groove (a true reflection of SA) 😆 I have never been able to attend Splashy and my bf has gone every year since inception! Please help me fix this injustice!!! Fingers and toes and knees crossed 🙆

  24. Catherine Hawley Schmuhl

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Bowling for Soup (international – Texas) & Goodluck (local – Cape Town)

  25. Bridget Bruton

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Napalma✌ Brazil and Prime Circle🤘 proudly South African

  26. Tracy Jacobs

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:47 pm

    International act: Bowling For Soup
    Local act: Desmond And The Tutus
    PLEEEAAASE make my husband and I Winners to go to SplashyFen!
    Our dream of moving to Durban came true and we’re exploring the beautiful city. We’d love to go to SplashyFen for the very first time!!!!! 🙌

  27. Tayla Pilkington

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:48 pm

    International Act: Napalma & Local Act: Ard Matthews.

    Last year my husband (who had never been to Splashy before)
    and I decided on the Saturday that we just couldn’t miss out on this glorious
    festival so we jumped in our car and off we went.

    This year we will not be making the same mistake!

    This is an absolute must on our yearly calendar going forward and we would love to go for the whole festival this time!

    Winning tickets would be pretty incredible!

  28. Alicia Kotze

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Bowling for soup and goodluck

  29. Alicia Kotze

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Bowling for soup and prime circle

  30. Laura May

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Bowling For Soup and Hot Water ✌

    This would be my farewell weekend before I head to the UK and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my last weekend in KZN❤

  31. Donna Peddie

    18 Jan 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Bowling for Soup (international)
    Veranda panda 🐼 ( local)

  32. Carry Paterson

    18 Jan 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Pierce Brothers
    Good Luck
    Double tickets for 2 Sons would be the best Easter Gift. Thank you !

  33. Cleo

    18 Jan 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Desmond and the Tutus & Bowling For Soup ..
    Want to take my teen to his first music festival <3 we are so excited!

  34. Martin Wing

    18 Jan 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Goodluck! I’d really like to go to splashy with my fiancé.. would be epic!

  35. Jasmine Suraya van Dyk

    18 Jan 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Napalma and Mango Groove. Please please pick me. I’ve never been to Splashy and I’ve watched my friends and family get their tickets and being a student is rough guys! I would be the happiest Durbanite ever 🙌🙌🙌🤸‍♀️💃💃💃💃

  36. Shane Mustaafo Strachan

    18 Jan 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Bowling for soup (my teenage heroes) and Goodluck (Jules = drools for days 😍)

  37. Vee Nealon Burn

    18 Jan 2018 at 3:42 pm

    PICK ME pick me..Please Please Please.

  38. Sarah Colville

    18 Jan 2018 at 3:50 pm

    BOWLING FOR SOUP – International act
    MANGO GROOVE – Local act

  39. Kerry-Lee Venter

    18 Jan 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Matthew mole and Bowling For Soup!!!! Super frikkin keen!!! Haven’t been to Splashy for 5 years!!!! 😱😱😱

  40. Danika

    18 Jan 2018 at 4:00 pm

    BOWLING FOR SOUP & GOODLUCK!!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!!! Would be a great first time to go to Splashy!!!!!!!

  41. Jaime Clark

    18 Jan 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Rubber DUC 👐👐👐

  42. Abby du Plessis

    18 Jan 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Napalma and Desmond And The Tutus 💃 I would absolutely love to win these for my first ever Splashy ☀️

  43. Jacquie Bate

    18 Jan 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Looking forward to seeing Pierce Brothers and good old Mango Groove … amongst the other amazing performers. Lets get splashy!!

  44. Christo Boshoff

    18 Jan 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Matthew Mole 😀

  45. u14039126

    18 Jan 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Mango Groove 💃🎶🎵

  46. Abby du Plessis

    18 Jan 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Napalma and Desmond And The Tutus 💃 Desmond And The Tutus do want me to Enjoy Myself after all, which I definitely will if I win these tickets to my first ever Splashy ☀️

  47. Daniel Mynarek

    18 Jan 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Napalma and Mango Groove pleeeeease. My girlfriend and I want to go so badly. 🕺🕺

  48. Kirsty Waugh

    18 Jan 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Bowling for soup and Goodluck!

  49. Sinéad Buckels

    18 Jan 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Matthew Mole

  50. Asha Singh

    18 Jan 2018 at 6:41 pm

    International act: Pierce Brothers
    Local act: Rubber DUC

  51. Ferne Kalamer

    18 Jan 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Pierce Brothers as international and of course our local favourites – Veranda Panda 🌸❤

  52. Kristy

    18 Jan 2018 at 7:22 pm

    International:bowling for Soup
    Local:prime circle

  53. Demi Bianca Seaton

    18 Jan 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Bowling for Soup is one of the international acts and one of my favourite local acts will be Goodluck 😃😃😃 and I need all of the luck to attend my first splashy

  54. Kate Norman

    18 Jan 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Bowling for soup and Mango groove . Holding thumbs for myself ✌️🌼

  55. Russell Warwick

    18 Jan 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Bowling for soup and Goodluck

  56. Ruhan Venter

    18 Jan 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Bowling for soup and Desmond and the tutus!!! Yes please!!!!

  57. Nathan Roetz

    18 Jan 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Bowling for soup and goodluck

  58. Gerrie Booyens

    18 Jan 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Goodluck is local and Bowling for soup is international

  59. Kerryn Rae Hugo

    19 Jan 2018 at 6:58 am

    Bowling for Soup (international) and Prime Circle (local is lekker) 🙂 Please help me get to my first Splashy!

  60. Mandy Brockbank

    19 Jan 2018 at 7:12 am

    Napalma as International and I’m going local “Goodluck” ……here’s to 20 years of wanting to go to Splashy Fen!!! Pick meeeeeee!!!

  61. Sonja Lisa Pithey

    19 Jan 2018 at 8:13 am

    Napalma and Hot Water

  62. Gavin Basdeo

    19 Jan 2018 at 8:13 am

    Bowling for soup and good luck! I’d love to go to splashy, the lineup looks amazing.

  63. thirushan pillay

    19 Jan 2018 at 8:16 am

    Bowling for soup and GoodLuck! I’d love to go to splashy, the lineup looks amazing.

  64. Ryan Burgess

    19 Jan 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Bowling for soup and Mango Groove.
    Gonna be fun

  65. Sheldon Botha

    19 Jan 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Good Luck 😜🎶🔥

  66. Kirsten Jenna Lee

    22 Jan 2018 at 9:44 am

    Pierce Brothers and Desmond and the Tutus! So so SO excited! <3

  67. Kate Norman

    22 Jan 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Bowling for soup and Mango Groove . Please please pick me. I would give anything to go to splashy. I will wear a shirt evry day with your banding on if i can go……….

    • Durbanite

      22 Jan 2018 at 12:29 pm


      Keeping it proudly Durbanite!
      *Nick Ferreira*
      Creative Director
      *071 672 6476 | *

      • Kate Norman

        25 Jan 2018 at 9:52 pm

        Does this mean what I think it means …..or are you wanting me to mail you for the logo 😀😀

        • Kate Norman

          8 Feb 2018 at 10:03 pm

          Tried to email twice no response 😢

  68. Jordyn mcfarland

    22 Jan 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Desmond and the tutus – local
    Bowling for soup – international

  69. Fern browning

    23 Jan 2018 at 6:51 am

    Mango groove as local
    Pierce brothers as international😍😍😍😍😍😍

  70. Fern browning

    23 Jan 2018 at 6:53 am

    Bowling for Soup – international 🎳
    Matthew Mole – local 🎤

    Please this would be absolutely amazing 😍

  71. Fern browning

    23 Jan 2018 at 6:55 am

    Napalma as international ✨
    Veranda panda 🐼

  72. Fern browning

    23 Jan 2018 at 6:57 am

    Pierce Brothers – international
    Goodluck – local ✨✨

    This would truly be such a awesome experience I’m excited to go to splashy for the first time My friend and I would love this

  73. Claire Tramontino

    24 Jan 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Goodluck

    I’ve never been to Splashy and I want this year to be my first 🙆

  74. Bianca Hauser

    28 Jan 2018 at 7:47 am

    I have never been to Splashy Fen before 🙁 and promised myself that this would be the year I would do all the things never done before. Try and explore new things is the name of the game! An awesome International Act includes Bowling for Soup and locally we can look forward to Goodluck! EEk would love to win!

  75. Zane Saayman

    28 Jan 2018 at 5:54 pm

    International – bowling for soup
    Local – goodluck

    Would love to go and winning these tickets would help a lot

  76. Jenni Gardiner

    1 Feb 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Josh Wantie

  77. Cara Michelle Stirton

    5 Feb 2018 at 11:41 am

    Bowling for Soup and Desmond & The Tutus 😍

  78. Sharne Mey

    13 Feb 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I would LOVE to see Bowling for Soup (International) & Mango Groove (local) live #SplashyFen2018

  79. Chanté victor

    14 Feb 2018 at 12:37 am

    Pierce Brothers & Matthew Mole ❤️❤️❤️

  80. Alice Draper

    22 Feb 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Pierce Brothers and Mango Groove! Fingers are crossed!

  81. Mel

    5 Mar 2018 at 5:39 pm

    International = Bowling for soup.
    Local = Goodluck.
    Yayee 🙂

  82. Courtney Boswell

    12 Mar 2018 at 8:30 am

    Bowling for Soup & Matthew Mole #SplashyFen2018 💃💃💃

  83. Nicole

    12 Mar 2018 at 8:37 am

    Bowling for soup and mango groove!! Would love to go 😍

  84. Mireesha Narsai

    12 Mar 2018 at 8:47 am

    Bowling for Soup and Matthew Mole 😁

  85. James Matthew Lait

    12 Mar 2018 at 8:51 am

    Bowling for Soup and Veranda Panda 🐼

  86. Serisha Pillay

    12 Mar 2018 at 9:04 am

    Bowling for Soup and Mango Groove

  87. Catherine Hawley Schmuhl

    12 Mar 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Bowling For Soup and Ard Matthews!

  88. Caylan Carey

    13 Mar 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Bowling for Soup and Matthew Mole

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WIN: Sundowners at Chambers Club and the KZNPO Symphony Season Concert



As a stylish leap year treat, Urban Lime and the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra are offering an elegant Thursday evening out for one lucky couple: after-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and two tickets to the final KZNPO Symphony Season concert in Durban City Hall, on Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm.

To enter – answer the below TWO questions in the comment section of our Facebook post:

  1. Who’s giant 600sqm. portrait hangs alongside the Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank building) in Anton Lembede St?
  2. Where are the KZNPO Summer Season Symphony concerts being performed?
Std. T&C’s apply

Chambers Club, South Africa’s newest members’ club, is housed in Durban Club Chambers building (the former Netherlands Bank head office). It is a members’ club for South Africa and Africa’s business and professional community located in the iconic Professional Quarter in the heart of the city, which is open to the public on evenings and weekends.

The beautiful building was designed by famed architect Norman Eaton in central Durban which has been transformed into a professional quarter for the legal fraternity, business community, entrepreneurs and creatives as part of an extensive city-wide project by the visionary team from Urban Lime.

One of the special features of the Chambers Club is a beautiful rooftop garden which overlooks the city – with commissioned sculptures, a water feature, quinine trees, indigenous grasses and aloes. This carefully created space is an eventual realisation of what Norman Eaton originally wished for – a tranquil roof top garden which is ideal for an after-work alfresco sundowner to meet colleagues and friends before heading home.

The Club offers facilities geared for legal practioners and businesspeople: meeting rooms, interview rooms, board rooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, parking facilities and cloakroom. It is perfect for professionals and those looking for an elegant, safe quiet place to meet, work and dine in the middle of town.

Win an elegant evening out: After-work sundowner cocktails and snacks at Chambers Club and a KZNPO symphony season concert in Durban City Hall

The KZN Philharmonic perform two Beethoven favourites, the Leonore Overture No 1 and the Triple Concerto, played by pianist, Malcolm Nay, violinist Tai Murray and KZNPO’s very own cellist Aristide du Plessis. The evening closes with a performance of Bizet’s delightful Symphony in C – all under the baton of Netherlands born conductor Arjan Tien who makes a popular return to round off the season on 5 March.

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Summerdaze NYE 2019




The countdown to 2020 has begun and if you, like many Durbanites are finding it difficult to set some epic NYE plans into motion, we thought we would give you a hand.

Get your feet in the sand at Summerdaze NYE Beach Party, which will be held at Beachwood (a 5 min drive from Umhlanga). This years dress theme is to be a “Floral” affair, the event will kick off 2pm onwards and will feature top artists and DJ’s at an intimate paradise ocean side setting. Food & drinks will be on sale under the tented beach bar while guests enjoy good vibes, sensational music and fireworks at midnight!


We are giving away two epic prizes as follows. *Std. T&C’s apply.

Prize 1 : 5 x General Access Tickets, 1 x Bottle of El Jimador & 1 x Fitch & Leedes Hamper

Prize 2 : 5 x General Access Tickets & 1 case if Sol Beer

To enter, follow BOTH of the below steps:-

  1. Click on the Facebook event link here, and mark yourself as ‘going’
  2. Comment on the event wall with #ProudlyDurbanite

You and your guests must be over the age of 21. Proof of ID will be required.


Please be advised that there is limited parking space. Be lekker – don’t drink and drive.

Whatsapp hotline : 0640814181
Email :
Website :

Tickets are limited so grab yours here

Proudly sponsored by
Fitch & Leedes
Sol Beer
Southern Comfort
Jack Daniels
el Jimador

*Competition Terms and Conditions.

  1. To enter, follow the link to the Summerdaze NYE Beach Party Facebook event page. Click that you are attending and leave a comment on the event page wall with the hashtag #ProudlyDurbanite.
  2. Winner and guests must be over the age of 21 years old to attend this event – a copy of your South African identity document will be required as proof.
  3. Competition opens on 10th December 2019 and closes midnight 23rd December 2019, South African Standard Time. Winner/s will be randomly drawn on 24th December 2019. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd reserves the right to change the draw date.
  4. Winner/s will be notified via Facebook and are required to confirm their attendance within 24 hour of notification or redraw will take place.
  5. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
  6. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd is a promoter of live entertainment events. Tickets for Events are sold by the event organisers or other ticketing agents. Notwithstanding the terms and conditions of such ticketing agents which may apply to the sale of a Ticket for a particular Event, by purchasing and/or holding and/or being in possession of a Ticket or Tickets, the holder of the Ticket agrees to and is bound by these terms and conditions.
  7. Durbanite (Pty) Ltd do not accept liability for damage to or loss of any life or personal property at this Event.
  8. Ticket does not afford the Ticket holder the right to transport to the Venue, or parking, or merchandise, or any food or beverages at the Venue, unless otherwise stated. Other independent service providers might render services relating to transport, parking, merchandise, food or beverages at the Venue and in such circumstances, the terms and conditions of such service providers will apply between it and persons who make use of such products or services.
  9. You must produce a valid Ticket to gain entry to the Venue and you must produce that Ticket for inspection upon request from an Event official at any time. Failure to produce such Ticket when requested may result in you being denied access to the Venue or in you being removed from the Venue.
  10. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite (Pty) Ltd determination of the winner/s is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  11. The prizes are non-transferable for cash.
  12. By entering this competition you agree to all the terms and conditions stated above.
  13. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite (Pty) Ltd and, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
  14. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.


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Pieter Dirk Uys and Evita Bezuidenhout: #HeTwo



The Hexagon, Pietermaritzburg: 14 – 16 November

Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban: 18 – 24 November


“It’s a class act … the evergreen Uys always manages to inject something fresh and relevant into his work. A great show and a wonderful tribute to one gutsy lady created by one of South Africa’s true sons of the soil.” Peter Feldman ARTSLINK 2.8.2019

 “That both PDU and Tannie Evita will have you giggling at #HeTwo while banishing the troubles of the outside world is a no brainer.” Diane de Beer DEBEER NECESSITIES 31.7.2019

 “Uys dons false eyelashes and presidents listen.” L.A. TIMES


“You better watch out, you better not lie, you better not pout, I am telling you why- #HeTwo is coming to town!” Pieter-Dirk Uys and Evita “face off” on stage together for the first time ever in South African history, #HeTwo comes to The Hexagon Theatre from 14 – 16 November and then heads to the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 – 24 November.


Visit our Facebook page to enter to win 1 set of 5 double tickets!

Tickets valid for Tuesday 19th November @ the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre ONLY!

Show starts @ 19h30 sharp! Std. T&C’s apply.

In 1981 a woman appeared out of the dressing room of the Market Theatre, stepped onto the stage and smiled. Virtually before she even gave her name, she was a legend. Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout was presented to the audience, the nation and the world. She is still going stronger than ever. No longer a recognised Nationalist as she was during those years of apartheid rule, she is now a member of the African National Congress, secure in her Luthuli House kitchen where she cooks for reconciliation. For nearly forty years she has had to tolerate the impersonation of her by a local actor. She tried to sue him for libel; she swore never to allow him into her life and yet, now in the 25th year of her democracy, she will be on the stage with Pieter-Dirk Uys at the same time.

The question to PDU was always: why this female character of Evita? There are many answers. When he started impersonating her in 1978, it was illegal to have an opinion about anything political, so maybe an Afrikaans woman with an NP husband could spill the beans. The fact that she was portrayed by a man dressed as a woman when cross-dressing was also illegal, could force the edge of the envelope. Or maybe that she was there for only one reason: to eventually make Nelson Mandela laugh. And she did. They met and he laughed. She also embraced Archbishop Desmond Tutu who also laughed. She posed with countless legends and South Africans, black and white, laughed – with relief.

Evita Bezuidenhout will always be ten years older than Pieter-Dirk Uys. He seems to be catching up. His Darling venue, Evita se Perron, has been going for 23 years, established as a recognised international tourist destination and local satirical Stonehenge. Who would have thought that Tannie Evita would become a farce to be reckoned with, to be hailed and celebrated as the most famous white woman in South Africa? And now as a member of the ANC, sharing her weekly comments on YouTube and Daily Maverick about the state of her nation, where her Evita’s Free Speech, now past its 200th episode, has gathered supporters from all the corners of the globe? Her 140,000 Twitter followers are not just, as she thinks, in the same prison outside Rustenburg.

Now in 2019, for the first time, she and her ageing impersonator will confront each other face to face.

There can only be one winner.

#HeTwo will perform in Pietermaritzburg at the Hexagon from 14 to 16 November (Book at Webtickets) and in Durban at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 18 to 24 November (Book at Computicket).


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