The 2012 Splash Festival promises four days of fun in Nelson Mandela Bay, with a mix of local, national and international acts, as well as plenty of action in the water.
“We are proud to once again host the largest water sports festival on the African continent – which reinforces our position as the Watersports Capital of Africa,” says Nelson Mandela Bay executive Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile.
“During the 2012 Splash Festival, our beaches will be transformed into a vibrant water-sports and entertainment hub. There is something special about the Splash Festival. Not only is it one of the longest running city festivals in the world, but it capitalizes on the excellent weather over this period.
“It captures the late summer feel, before the winter season sets in,” he says.
This year’s fireworks promise to add “something special,” says Greg Moses of Go Big Events, which has been awarded the tender to organise and manage the 2012 Splash Festival.
Go Big has secured some of the country’s top artists, as well as an international group, which will bring a “festival atmosphere” to the beachfront.
There will be daily entertainment from Friday, April 6 through to Monday, April 9.
Moses is confident that Go Big Events will make the 2012 Splash a success.
“We are one of the most experienced events companies in Nelson Mandela Bay, having handled a large number of big events, including the Summer Season”.
Mayor Wayile emphasises that safety and security will be a top priority during