MTN Bushfire invites experienced vendors to apply to trade at the 17th edition of the MTN Bushfire international festival of the arts, taking place at House on Fire in the scenic Malkerns valley from 31st May – 2nd June.

Trader applications are only available online, CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Trader applications close 29th February 2024.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted. If you haven’t received a response by 29 March 2024, please consider your application unsuccessful for this year. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an orientation workshop in person at House on Fire or virtually.

Globally infused, authentically African and proudly Eswatini, MTN Bushfire is one of the most diverse, and inclusive music and arts festivals in Africa. This family-friendly event attracts people from over 60 countries and welcomes over 20,000 festivalgoers during the course of the festival weekend.

Winner of “Best Responsible Event” at the WTM Africa Responsible Tourism Awards in 2017 and through #GREENYOURFIRE, MTN Bushfire is firmly committed to promoting socially and environmentally sustainable policies and practices throughout the product value chain, in collaboration with our packaging and recycling partners.

As such, the festival invites experienced and socially conscious vendors with high-quality products that are sourced and produced locally using eco-friendly packaging. #BRINGYOURFIRE is the festival’s mandate to collectively enact positive social and environmental change.

Our trader policies are inclusive, small business focused, and promote ethical and fair trade.

We look forward to receiving your application, and to see how you can #bringyourfire in 2024! For any queries relating to trading at the festival please email traders@bush-fire.com

Trader Profiles:

  1. Food Vendor: The festival welcomes seasoned vendors with authentic quality cuisine. This includes ready-to-eat fresh produce, gourmet street food and artisanal beverages.
  2. Craft Vendor: company or artisan producing original crafts of high quality that positively contribute to the environment and their communities.
  3. Experiential Services: Applicants looking to enhance the festival experience for festival guests. e.g, fitness, yoga, face-painting etc.

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of quality and uniqueness, creativity, experience, considered professional setup as well as quality of customer service.

Queries may be directed to traders@house-on-fire.com

Traders are reminded that MTN Bushfire is a 100% cashless environment, using the NFC chips on festival wristbands for transactions. MTN Bushfire is committed to being an eco-friendly event and all traders are required to use eco-friendly packaging.