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Reignite the Fire with MTN Bushfire 2022

MTN Bushfire is very excited to once again welcome festivalgoers to the beautiful Malkerns Valley in Eswatini, from 27-29th May! They’re going to #REIGNITETHEFIRE with the first full in-person festival in two years.

Winner of the Best Responsible Event Award at the African Responsible Tourism Awards in 2017, MTN Bushfire has also been hailed by CNN as one of the “7 African Music Festivals You Really Have To See” and listed by BBC as a “Top African Festival.”

This uniquely African, yet globally infused, festival entertains thousands of people in an atmosphere of tolerance and passionate commitment to music, the arts and the environment.

Tickets are now available for purchase through the MTN Bushfire website. Please note, however, that only a limited number of attendees, and therefore tickets, will be available this year as one of the numerous Covid safety protocols put in place by MTN Bushfire. Don’t miss out on the chance to purchase tickets for the 2022 festival now, by going to Make sure to also look out for updates on the MTN Bushfire Ayoba channel and other social media platforms.

As one of the COVID-19 safety protocols, festivalgoers will be required to provide valid proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 to enter the festival grounds. This is a requirement for all ages eligible for vaccination; a valid ticket alone will not be enough to gain entry.

MTN Bushfire has taken this decision in conjunction with its partners as it is the best way to ensure the health and safety of festivalgoers, artists, festival staff and local communities. The festival’s commitment to the creative sector, as well as to the broader Eswatini community, is an integral element of the Bring Your Fire mandate to create positive social change.

MTN Bushfire 2022 will be an exciting chance to reconnect with the music and arts of Africa, as well as with fellow Fire Starters, in a spirit of joy and celebration. #BringYourFire once more to Eswatini and be part of Reigniting The Fire as we come together again in 2022.

Holders of 2020 tickets are assured that their tickets remain valid for the 2022 festival and will be honoured. Please take note however that ALL 2020 ticket holders will need to register their ticket options for this year. The registration link can be found on the tickets page of the MTN Bushfire website. Please note that 2020 tickets will not remain valid past the 2022 festival.

Festival fans can stay tuned for updates and new developments on the MTN Bushfire channel on the Ayoba all-in-one chat and entertainment app. MTN Bushfire channel subscribers can look forward to exciting giveaways, including MTN Bushfire tickets, in the weeks to come. Simply download the app from, Play Store or App Store and subscribe!

To learn more about the festival’s health and safety precautions, the vaccination requirement as well as the re-registration for 2020 ticket options, please check the MTN Bushfire website, and help to #REIGNITETHEFIRE this year!

Find out more about the MTN Bushfire festival on their dedicated page here.