Rooted in Africa and packaged to the world, MTN Bushfire’s line-up has always embraced the eccentric and unearthed the eclectic. Music, dance, spoken word – all forms of creative expression engage and enlighten us with powerful messages and memorable performances.

In true MTN Bushfire style, our line-up this year will feature a wholesome mix of pan-African and international artists from across different genres who do more than simply entertain, but use their art as a powerful form of creative expression.




Previous Artists

Artist Applications

MTN Bushfire 2023 Artist Applications Now Closed

 The festival invites live performers of the highest calibre, who share the festival’s mission to celebrate creative expression while promoting social responsibility and inclusion, to send in their applications.

MTN Bushfire looks for a diversity of musical styles and genres. Every year features an eclectic mix of World Music, African Music, traditional sounds and cultural music styles from across the globe; Electro, Afro-Pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Gqom, House, and a wide range of other styles.

The festival also looks for performers for the various stages and platforms which host a wide range of entertainment, including dance showcases, art exhibitions and installations, theatre, poetry, storytelling, puppetry, film, and more.
Please note that due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.