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MTN BUSHFIRE 2014 ARTIST LINE-UP ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL STARS ANNOUNCED - INCLUDING SPOEK MATHAMBO & OLIVER MTUKUDZI


MTN BUSHFIRE 2014, Swaziland’s international festival of the arts will take place from May 30th – June 1st 2014. This year’s festival promises the best line-up to date, with artists from over 10 countries and some massive international stars including Ladysmith Black Mambazo and, just announced, one of South Africa’s hottest international exports Spoek Mathambo, and Zimbabwean legend Oliver Mtukudzi who will add to the line-up already including the 70’s inspired Colombian Salsa artists La 33, SA’s Bongo Maffin and France’s beat box sensations Under Kontrol.

 

More than 20,000 festival goers will enjoy dozens of artists from all over the world performing at 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 make MTN BUSHFIRE 2014 the ideal festival for anyone looking for a magical and memorable experience suitable for all.

 

In addition, the interactive art and dialogue space, The Barn, will featurea contemporary art exhibition titled ‘Swaziland NOW!’, which sees local and international visual artists “bringing their fire” and exploring the issues of contemporary Swaziland.   Along with the exhibition, there will be a series of musical, dramatic, poetic performances and hosted panel discussions.

 

By promoting creative expression and social responsibility, MTN BUSHFIRE is the only festival that donates 100% of its profits to charity and actively encourages festival goers to get involved and to be part of the magic.  Make a difference and #BRINGYOURFIRE.

 

The newly announced artists, as well as the existing line-up to date for MTN BUSHFIRE 2014 are as follows:

 

NEWLY ANNOUNCED

 

Oliver Mtukudzi (Zim)

 

Spoek Mathambo (South Africa)

 

BDI (SA)

 

Christine Salem (Reunion Island)

 

Daniel Eppel- DJ (USA/RSA)

 

DJ Cybos  (SD)

 

DJ Lolo (SA)

 

DJ Muscle (SD)

 

DJ Sabz (SD)

 

DJ Dwayne Kapula (SA)

 

Fuel Fandango (Spain)

 

Kiwi & the Papaya Mangoes (Japan)

 

Simian Lord-Dj  (UK)

 

Zambezi News (Zim)

 

 

EXISTING LINE UP

 

Akale Wube (France)

 

Bholoja (Swaziland)

 

Bongo Maffin (South Africa)

 

Dan Patlansky (South Africa)

 

Derik Gripper (South Africa)

 

Floewe  (Swaziland)

 

Imperial Tiger Orchestra (Switzerland)

 

La33 (Colombia)

 

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (South Africa)

 

Mokoomba (Zimbabwe)

 

Muzart (South Africa)

 

PelePele Cultural Group (Swaziland)

 

Qibho & Sands (Swaziland)

 

Red Five Point Star (Slovenia)

 

Sigauque Project (Mozambique)

 

Uhuru (South Africa)

 

Under Kontrol (France)

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

MTN BUSHFIRE 2014 TICKET PRICES

TICKET TYPE

GENERAL

GOLDEN LOUNGE

(All prices in E/ZAR)

Pre-sale

Door

Pre-sale

Door

Friday

200

250

350

400

Saturday

250

350

550

650

Sunday

150

200

350

400

Festival Pass

500

600

850

950

Kids standard  (full festival or day pass) (age 5- 10)

150

150

150

150

Kids under 5

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

 

 

ABOUT MTN BUSHFIRE FESTIVAL

Formed in 2006, MTN BUSHFIRE has a well-deserved reputation for its visionary approach. The festival aims to develop the arts whilst promoting social responsibility. Through its thoroughly innovative and development focused approach, the festival gives back to the people of Swaziland with 100% of profits donated to two Swazi charities; Young Heroes, a child sponsorship programme assisting Swazi orphans, and Gone Rural boMake, a charity that assists rural Swazi women and the communities with information and infrastructure development, addressing health, education and social concerns.

 

Online ticket sales for the 8th annual MTN BUSHFIRE festival taking place from May 30th – June 1st 2014 are available at www.bushfire.co.sz. Visit www.facebook.com/MTNBUSHFIREfor daily updates. You can also follow us on twitter: @bushfirefest

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