MTN Bushfire 2020: Artist Applications Now Open!

MTN Bushfire 2020: Artist Applications Now Open!

MTN Bushfire 2020: Artist Applications Now Open!

By Press Release / News / Tuesday, 06 August 2019 11:43
MTN Bushfire is more than simply a music festival. As Africa’s largest and most inclusive festival of music and the arts, MTN Bushfire has earned its global reputation as a distinctly  African, and yet globally infused festival experience.
 
With a unique atmosphere of tolerance and inclusion that manifests through the festival’s #BRINGYOURFIRE call to ignite action for social change, MTN Bushfire annually welcomes over 30,000 attendees hailing from 60 different countries who make the journey from near and far to the peaceful Malkerns Valley of eSwatini.
The musical line-up of the various MTN Bushfire stages reflects this diversity and includes both well known and loved African and global artists, as well as new, emerging or undiscovered musical gems.
Each year, the MTN Bushfire Main Stage, House on Fire Stage, The Barn, and FireFly Stage present over XX artists 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!  This call to ignite and inspire social action is part of what makes MTN Bushfire such an inclusive, inspiring, and unique experience for performers and festival-goers alike.
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 26th – 29th 2020 in the beautiful Malkerns Valley of E’swatini.
MTN Bushfire is looking for a diversity of artists from a range of musical styles and across genres.  Every year 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.
 
 
MTN Bushfire is looking for live artists of the highest calibre who share the festival’s mission to celebrate creative expression while promoting social responsibility and inclusion.
 
Festival Director Jiggs Thorne explains further, MTN Bushfire is a celebration and an exploration of diverse expressions of art and culture, with music placed firmly at its heart. Every year the eclectic nature of the applications we receive reflects this support of diverse expression, and the team will strive to find the right blend of artistry for another explosive festival experience!”
 
In addition to musical performances, the various MTN Bushfire stages and platforms also host dance, art exhibitions & installations, theatre, poetry, story-telling, puppetry, film, speakers as well as themed workshops.
Artists and performers interested in being a part of Africa’s most diverse and exciting music and performing arts festival must visit the application page on our website. Applications close October 31 2019.
Due to a large number of submissions, please note that only successful applicants will be contacted.
Join the journey towards MTN Bushfire 2020 by following us on all social media platforms as well as visiting our website, www.bush-fire.com

 
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