Patrick Davidson

Founder and Lead Writer at

Events planner for bi-annual SummerFest / WinterFest concerts

No.1 True Believer

My friends, I need your help.  All of these activities were begun by me in 2006 when I was young, idle, and earned what I thought was a decent salary at that time.  However, as the years rolled on it became clear that in order for this thing to go where we wanted it to go, it would require a lot more of time, energy and money.

I’ve lived by the mantra for many years: “There can be no Victory without Sacrifice”.  I have made more sacrifice for what I’ve believed in than any reasonable person could ask for.  Since 2014 I’ve been attempting to manage and its ancillary activities into a space where I can commit full days, because full days is what it demands.  One person cannot do that and hold onto formal employment. I made the ultimate sacrifice by resigning from my job and took on a freelance role where I now juggle my time between erratic workflows and the business of Metal.

Since then, we’ve registered Fiend Arts as a bona fide not-for profit entity (reg: 206-082 NPO), and which now takes care of the cash flow challenges of keeping a community project such as afloat.  But we still need your help!  Sign up as a donor and lend your strength to mine.

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At covering scores of bands from around the African continent, although South Africa in particular.  Somebody has to keep a tab on what is going on here and providing a resource for international media.

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SummerFest and WinterFest claim the crown as South Africa’s longest running uninterrupted event series serving the Metal genre in this country.  Every 6 months for 11 years, a celebration of Friendship & Metal has been delivered on time and in good order.