MTN BUSHFIRE RECEIVES OVER 800 ARTIST APPLICATIONS!
Applications Open Until Oct 31st

With less than a month before the closing date for artist applications, MTN Bushfire has already received over 800 artist applications from 57 countries around the globe!

Applications have been open from 1 August 2019 and will be closing on 31 October 2019. The distinctly African, yet globally-infused festival has received applications from Eswatini, Botswana, and South Africa, and from as far afield the United States of America, France, Greece, The Reunion Islands, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Haiti, and Venezuela amongst many others.

Rooted in Africa and accessible to the world, the MTN Bushfire stages embrace the eccentric and unearth the electric. The festival looks for artists who not only entertain, but embody the festival’s strong atmosphere of tolerance and inclusion and its purposeful celebration of diversity through art.

Each year, the MTN Bushfire Main Stage, House On Fire Amphitheatre, The Barn, and FireFly Stage present over 70 performing acts from across musical and performance genres and from all over the world. For all of these artists, performing at MTN Bushfire is a memorable and powerful experience, with artists, as well as festival guests, all being asked to BRING THEIR FIRE.

The unconventional musical programme that MTN Bushfire is synonymous with reflects its #BRINGYOURFIRE mandate which makes manifest the ideals of social inclusion, environmental sustainability and equality.

Artists who would like to be part of this amazing and on-going musical experience are invited to apply to perform at the 2020 edition of MTN Bushfire that will be taking place from May 29th–31st, 2020, in the beautiful Malkerns Valley of eSwatini.

MTN Bushfire is looking for a diversity of artists from a range of musical styles and across genres. Every year features an eclectic mix of World Music, African Music, traditional and cultural music styles from across the globe; Electro, Afro pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Gqom, House, and a range of other diverse styles.

In addition to musical performances, the various MTN Bushfire stages and platforms also host dance, art exhibitions and installations, theatre, poetry, story-telling, puppetry, film, speakers, as well as themed workshops.
Applications are available through our website www.bush-fire.com