MTN Bush Fire Festival

Swaziland’s annual MTN Bush Fire Festival , which takes place from 29 – 31 May, has been attracting a vast amount of attention from the international media in 2015, with CNN announcing it as one of the “seven African music festivals you really have to see.” Only 245 km from Dullstroom, the festival venue – House on Fire – is an easy 3-hour drive from the cosy town, and a mere 4-hour drive from Johannesburg.

MTN Bush Fire FestivalBush Fire is an internationally acclaimed music and arts festival celebrating creativity, whilst simultaneously drawing talent from across the continent and promoting overall social responsibility. Currently in it’s 9th year, the festival has gained in popularity, and has been known to attract over 20 000 attendees annually.

Dullstroom EventsThe line-up this year includes musical acts such as Shortstraw (South Africa), Banda Kakana (Mozambique), Bongeziwe Mabandla (South Africa), Les Nubian (Cameroon), Black Jesus Experience (Australia), and local South African music legends Freshlyground.

As well as incorporating a main stage for the incredible music acts and three other performance areas, the Bush Fire Festival will also feature a handcraft market, open mic lounge, and global food village.

Dullstroom FestivalsProfits from this unforgettable 3-day event go towards supporting a number of local charities, so attendance constitutes a ‘feel good’ factor.

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Pre-Sale Tickets

Friday                R250
Saturday           R350
Sunday             R200
Festival Pass    R600
Kids (5-10)        R120
Kids (under 5)   Free

At the Door

Friday                R300
Saturday            R450
Sunday              R250
Festival Pass    R700
Kids (5-10)        R120
Kids (under 5)   Free

There are also Golden Lounge tickets on sale, which provide guests will access to a private heated seating area, private bar, and an exceptional view of the main stage. Read more about these tickets, and the event, here.

Things to do in DullstroomThere are a number of accommodation options are available for festival-goers, the most popular of which is camping in the official MTN Bush Fire campsite. The campsite is conveniently located on an adjoining farm, only 2-minutes-walk from the festival arena. There are also a number of hotels and lodges available, to accommodate a range of budgets, as well as a luxury campsite.

Fantastic music, good vibes, and an overall exceptional experience – make sure to secure your spot at the Bush Fire Festival as soon as possible.

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