MTN BUSHFIRE 2014 is Swaziland’s international festival of the arts and we’ve just got confirmation that the it will be taking place from May 30th – June 1st 2014. This year’s festival promises the most diverse line-up to date, with the event set to become the largest festival celebrating world music in the region, showcasing the diverse talents o artists from around the World.
Already well-established as a top Pan-African festival, it was recently named by CNN as one of the “7 African Music Festivals You Really Have to See” and now continues to offer up something a little bit different to the mainstream festivals that dominate the current Southern African landscape. Festival goers will enjoy dozens of artists from all over the world performing in a 100% socially responsible festival. More than just a music festival, MTN BUSHFIRE is a celebration of live music, theatre, poetry, film, circus, dance and visual arts. A vibrant handcraft market, family-friendly performances & KidZone as well as the interactive art and dialogue space, The Barn, combine to create a magically eclectic three day entertainment experience.
Already for MTN BUSHFIRE 2014, artists from over 10 countries have been confirmed including diverse acts such as the much-loved and 70’s inspired Bogota based Colombian Salsa artists, La 33, Mokoomba (Zimbabwe), Under Kontrol (France), Red Five Point Star (Slovenia) and Imperial Tiger Orchestra (Switzerland). Some of South Africa’s biggest and most loved names are also confirmed for the lineup including multi- Grammy award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo, as well as the incredible BongoMaffin, Uhuru, Derek Gripper, Dan Patlansky and Muzart.
MTN BUSHFIRE 2014 – INITIAL CONFIRMED LINEUP
Qibho & Sands (Swaziland)
Sigauque Project (Mozambique)
Muzart (South Africa)
Red Five Point Star (Ukraine)
Under Kontrol (France)
Dan Patlansky (South Africa)
Akale Wube (France)
Bongo Maffin (South Africa)
Uhuru (South Africa)
Derik Gripper (South Africa)
PelePele Cultural Group (Swaziland)
Imperial Tiger Orchestra (Switzerland)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (South Africa)
Growing from strength to strength every year, last year saw over 20,000 guests “bring their fire” to the scenic Malkerns Valley to enjoy the unique experience that is MTN BUSHFIRE. Day passes for full festival and day passes for Saturday and Sunday also sold out early last year, so don’t be disappointed – book your tickets now online at www.bushfire.co.sz