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MTN Bushfire 2023 – Most successful to date!

The 2023 edition of the MTN Bushfire Festival of the Arts was a resounding success. If there was every any doubt that the arts would not survive and revive after the pandemic, this year’s truly global gathering and celebration has proven once and for all the power of the arts to unite people from all … Continued

MTN Bushfire Festival Full Programme revealed

It’s almost time, that time of year where over 20,000 firestarters from across the world converge on the Malkerns Valley of Eswatini for a weekend of music, arts, activism, tolerance and celebration. MTN Bushfire 2023 will kick off early this year, with the campsite open for campers from Thursday May 25th and the festival doors … Continued

MTN Bushfire: Meet Your Firefly Top 20!

The MTN Bushfire Firefly youth music competition is underway and the talent coming through is cutting edge and top notch. Open to South African artists for the first time this year, the locally produced music talent competition has unearthed over 100 bubbling-under artists since its inception in 2017.  This vibrant platform aims to create expansive … Continued

Arts industry boosted by MTN Bushfire & ARMC Partnership

MTN Bushfire is excited to announce the continued partnership with the Africa Rising Music Conference (ARMC), for the second year running. Together, MTN Bushfire and ARMC will host the annual MTN Bushfire Arts Round Table workshop on Friday 26th May 2023, at the MTN Bushfire Festival.

Powerful line-up for MTN Bushfire 2023!

MTN Bushfire is very excited to announce more of the amazing artists for the upcoming MTN Bushfire festival, happening from 26th-28th May, 2023.

First artists announced for MTN Bushfire 2023!

MTN Bushfire is thrilled to announce the first of many talented and exciting acts for the 16th edition of MTN Bushfire, in 2023! Powerhouse performers Sho Madjozi, Ibeyi and Qibho Intalektual will join dozens of artists from Africa and around the world on the various festival stages from 26th–28th May 2023. Rooted in Africa and … Continued

MTN Bushfire 2023 tickets now on sale!

MTN Bushfire 2023 tickets are now on sale online, so you can Bring Your Fire to the 16th edition of Africa’s celebrated music and arts festival, from 26th-28th May 2023! Together with our festival fans, we have kept the fire burning and now, rising like a phoenix from the embers of the past two years, … Continued

Pre-Register for MTN Bushfire Early Bird Tickets

Bring Your Fire to Africa’s celebrated MTN Bushfire festival, from 26th-28th May 2023 and don’t miss the chance to pre-register for discounted Early Bird tickets now!

MTN Bushfire artist applications open!

Artist Applications for MTN Bushfire 2023 are now open! The 16th edition of the MTN Bushfire international festival of the arts will be held from 26-28 May 2023, at House On Fire in Eswatini. The festival invites live performers of the highest calibre, who share the festival’s mission to celebrate creative expression while promoting social … Continued

MTN Bushfire supports festival beneficiaries

MTN Bushfire is pleased to announce E262,455.63 in sponsorship for festival beneficiaries in 2022. Cheques were presented to Young Heroes, boMake Rural Projects and the newly established Malandela’s Legacy Fund on 26th October, 2022, at House On Fire. This sponsorship is only made possible by the collective effort inspired by the “Bring Your Fire” call … Continued