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Splashy Fen 2019 Line-Up Announced




Easter 2019 will be Splashy Fen Music Festival’s 30th Edition, and what better way to get the major celebrations underway than with the release of a star-studded local and international main stage line-up.

This week, Festival organisers Stu Berry and Andrew van Rensburg of Impi Concept Events, took to the stage at an intimate launch party in Durban to announce the exciting Main Stage line-up for the 2019 Festival. Streaming live to their social media channels, the team revealed the first 11 acts – consisting of both international and local musicians – who will take to the Splashy Fen Main Stage across the 4-day music festival.


American rock band Wheatus will be making their debut in South Africa, along with musical magician Youngr from England and one-man band from Australia Kim Churchill. With a well-planned mix of eclectic folk jazz, electro pop melodies and good old American punk rock, it’s a line-up that has something for everyone. And we’re only just getting started!

With just over three months to go until the 30th edition of South Africa’s friendliest festival kicks off in the beautiful rolling hills of Underberg, preparations are well under way for another fun-filled experience for one and all. Also set to entertain fans on the Splashy Fen Main Stage is Australian-born Juzzie Smith and a host of South African favourites such as Jeremy Loops, Mi Casa, Goodluck, Hot Water, Shortstraw, Desmond & The Tutus and Wonderboom. While Splashy Fen is now attracting big international names, the festival will continue to focus on partnering with KZN and SA artists at every opportunity.


WHEATUS – With a debut album that’s more than 17 years old, the well-known rock band from America have become synonymous with their timeless hits Teenage Dirtbag and A Little Respect. Easy lyrics, beats you can bop, mosh and dance to and a typically larger than life on-stage presence, they’re one to look out for at this year’s Splashy Fen Music Festival.

JEREMY LOOPS – From cult live act status in his hometown Cape Town, to a chart-topping album domestically, and a number of world tours; Jeremy Loops is nothing short of a world-class international artist. And he’ll be back at Splashy Fen this year, with his foot-stomping, beat boxing, looping antics… and fans can’t wait.

KIM CHURCHILL – Intricate guitar work, intuitive vocal melodies and a wonderful feeling of space and warmth… this is what Splashy Fenners can expect from Australian born Kim Churchill. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter once spent 18 months working on an album, only to scrap it moments before it was due for release. His reasoning? It “didn’t feel right”. So, Churchill picked up his guitar and wrote a second version of the album in one frenetic week. He then spent two months piecing together the new recordings with his producer in a garage in Western Sydney. The results? The ‘Weight_Falls’ album – a kaleidoscopic collection that is bound to take both fans and critics by surprise.


For more information of the 30th edition of Splashy Fen, visit the new Splashy Fen website, complete with all the important bits and bobs on how to book tickets, what to pack, where to camp, who to watch and more. South Africa’s longest running music festival will take place over the traditional Easter weekend from Thursday the 18th of April to Monday the 22nd of April 2019.

Tickets are limited to 8000 and available from

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With nobody travelling internationally at the moment The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph and his culinary Team, decided to take guests to exotic places through their food instead. So the Flavour-cation concept was born. Through a variety of food experiences ‘flavour vacations’ are put together to showcase exciting new tastes… literally on our doorstep.

With the Tapas menu (Spanish word for small savoury dishes), each item, has a main ingredient and everything else on the plate contributes to the overall taste sensation. “We looked at what is popular with diners,” says Chef Joseph, “such as oysters, prawns, sharing platters etc. and then added our own taste profile and flair to each dish, to give it an Oyster Box twist. The babotie spring rolls are an example; our steamed buns are baked in-house; the Oysters harvested from our own beds and the pear chutney and hummus cooked from scratch.” The menu also offers ample choice for Vegetarians.

Tapas will be on offer in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars until the end of November, with new and exciting dishes being added to the menu on an ongoing basis, so that our guests always have something new to look forward to.

Alongside the menu, a wide selection of wine, beer, Champagne and sparkling wine is on offer. A special mention should be made of the House Wine Selection, from our internationally-acclaimed sister winery, Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel en Aarde Valley in Hermanus. Known for producing exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and renowned Pinot Noirs.

The TAPAS Menu is served in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars from 12:00-19:30 daily.

Booking is essential on 031 514 5000 or by e-mail

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Diarise these upcoming Old Town Italy events



Don’t miss out on Old Town Italy’s upcoming events:

Pizza Making Class

We’re happy to let you know that Old Town Italy will be hosting regular Pizza Making Classes from Thursday, 17 June! 🍕
Old Town Italy brings you an evening filled with Antipasto’s, their house wine and an experience to create your own masterpiece with their esteemed chefs, for R325 per person🥂

🇮🇹 Book at Umhlanga between 5pm – 8pm. | 031 566 5008

Upcoming Classes:
15 July
19 August


24 June – La Dolce Vino

Join Old Town Italy for yet another incredible wine & dinner pairing, hosted at their Old Town Italy stores alongside Steenberg Wine Farm 🍷

Bring your Amico’s along and prepare to be taken on a wine journey, exploring 5 wines of which Steenberg has carefully selected to offer from their range of wines, paired with an exciting menu, curated by their in-house chef.

Allow the live entertainment to ease you into an evening filled with famiglia, fun & festivity 🎷
The evening begins promptly at 6pm on Thursday, 24 June

See the Menu below;

🥂 Welcome Drink
Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc

🍴 La Minestra
Roasted Tomato and Red Bell Pepper La Minestra
Served with Parmesan Grissini
🍷 Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc

🍴 Antipasti Board
A Selection of Imported Italian Cheeses and Cured Meats.
Served with Traditional Sides
🍷 Steenberg Nebbiolo

🍴 Fesa di Agnello
Grilled Lamb Rump
Served with Cauliflower, Baby Peas & Marrow Ribbon Salad
Finished off with Mint Gremolata
🍷 Steenberg Merlot

🍴 Dolce
Classic Tiramisu.
Served with Wild Strawberry, Balsamic and Pink Peppercorn Compote.
🍷 Steenberg 1682 Pinot Noir Cap Classique

Tickets are R425 per person. 🇮🇹

Bookings are essential.
Make your booking at your favourite store below: | 031 566 5008


3 July – Cake & Prosecco

Join Old Town Italy on the first Saturday of every month for a fun Cake-Decorating class, hosted by renowned bakers at their adored Old Town Italy stores.

Start your morning at 10am, where you will learn a series of cake decorating techniques while sipping on refreshing Prosecco.

This class is R750 per person & includes your own cake to decorate and take home, Prosecco and a selection of Old Town High Tea treats.

Upcoming dates & themes:
3 July – Naked Cake w/ Rice Paper Flower
7 Aug – Buttercream Flower

Bookings can be made below:
Umhlanga | 031 566 5008


9 July – Pasta Making Class

Enjoy a Pasta Making Class at Old Town Italy  Umhanga from 6pm for just R325 per person.
Grab your wine-loving partner and come join for a fun and pasta-filled evening.

On arrival, you’ll enjoy a light antipasto to warm the appetite as well as a bottle of wine to share during the class. Next, their head chef will teach you how to cook like an Italian and finally, prepare your homemade creation for you to enjoy in-store!

Seats are limited to 12 pax and booking is essential:
Here’s our calendar for the rest of 2021:
9 July | Spinach & Ricotta Tortellini
13 August | Tomato Fettuccine Pasta
10 September | Cavatelli Pasta
8 October | Sacchetti Pasta
12 November | Manicotti Pasta
10 December | Fusili al Ferretto

Bookings can be made below: / 031 566 5008

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The Durban Gin & Tonic Experience




The Durban Gin & Tonic Experience is supported by Hall & Bramley is guaranteed to be an unforgettable day out. Bringing you the best Gins and Mixers with Live Artists performing to keep you entertained.

Tickets include entry in to the event as well as a complimentary Festival Gin glass.

Saturday 8 May 2021
Gates open at 12:00
Event ends at 18:00

Northwood Crusaders.
The perfect setting for a Saturday sundowner in the picturesque lawns.

Please note tickets are limited to 500 so get yours early to avoid disappointment.
Early Bird – R160
General Admission – R180
Add a picnic hamper for R150

Tickets available at Webtickets:

This event is strictly over 18 – leave the kids at home
No own food or drink is permitted in to the venue
No weapons, drugs or illegal substances are permitted in to the venue
There will be cash and card facilities at the Cash Loading station
Don’t drink and drive – Arrive aliveCovid-19 protocols will be in place to make the event a safe environment for all in attendance with plenty of space for social distancing and sanitising stations. Don’t forget your face masks and personal sanitiser.

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