Artist Applications for MTN Bushfire 2020
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, yet globally-infused, festival experience.
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 Amphitheatre, The Barn, and FireFly Stage present over 70 performing acts 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.
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 29th–31st, 2020, in the beautiful Malkerns Valley of eSwatini.
MTN Bushfire is looking for a diversity of artists from a range of musical styles and across genres. Every year features 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.
In addition to musical performances, the various MTN Bushfire stages and platforms also host dance, art exhibitions and installations, theatre, poetry, story-telling, puppetry, film, speakers, as well as themed workshops.
Applications close October 31, 2019.
Due to the large number of submissions, please note that only successful applicants will be contacted. Please submit a separate application for each group or act.