MTN BUSHFIRE - Music Festival 2019

Place: House-on-Fire, Malkerns Valley, Swaziland  (24 May 2019 - 26 May 2019 )

MTN BUSHFIRE 2019 International Festival of the Arts 


Announced this year by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see”, MTN BUSHFIRE is Swaziland’s internationally acclaimed music & arts festival that celebrates creative expression whilst promoting social responsibility, stimulating the economy and drawing talent and tourists from across Africa and around the world.

 Each year a multi-generational global  community of more than 20,000 “BRING  THEIR FIRE” to the scenic farmlands of the  Malkerns Valley to experience the three day  event renowned for eclectic and multi-  dimensional programming rooted in world  music including a compelling line-up of  theatre, poetry, dance, art exhibits &  installations, story-telling, puppetry, film, and  themed workshops. A vibrant handcraft  market, family-friendly performances & Kid  Zone as well as the recently introduced  interactive art and dialogue space, The Barn,  all combine to create a magically eclectic  three day entertainment experience.

With profits going to support local charities, MTN BUSHFIRE serves, in the words of one journalist, “as a living, breathing, creative ecosystem.”


Bushfire Swaziland 2015

What you need to know:

MTN BUSHFIRE is a 3-day music and performing arts festival held on an annual basis in Swaziland. Full details, updates on performers and the event schedule can be found on the MTN BUSHFIRE website.

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The 2019 MTN BUSHFIRE festival will kick off on Friday the 24th May 2019. Entrance to all performances is included in a Full Festival Pass. Alternatively Day Passes can be purchased for any of the three days.

Entertaining special guests? Then make sure you do it in style. Take advantage of the VIP amenities (premium view of Main Stage, exclusive restaurant and bar, seating, table service, screens, heating, and other special additions) by purchasing Golden Lounge festival passes or single day tickets.

For safety and quality of experience reasons, a limited number of tickets are available for each day. Tickets sell out, so buy early. Tickets available online at Online Tickets

This is a family friendly event. Kids aged 6-12  years can access the whole festival for only R/ TBC, whilst those 5 years and under are free. This secure, lawned venue is a safe place for the whole family to relax and enjoy the wholesome Swazi vibe.

altSupporting and attending MTN BUSHFIRE is for a really good cause. MTN 
BUSHFIRE profits go directly to supporting Young Heroes and Gone Rural boMake.

Need a place to stay?

Make sure you browse the accommodation options available on this site and on the MTN BUSHFIRE website at

Our recommendations are:

Royal Swazi Sun

Lugogo Sun Hotel

Reilly's Rock

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Mantenga Lodge

Mantenga Nature Reserve

Legends Backpacker Lodge