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. performances.


Previous Artists

Artist Applications

MTN Bushfire regrets that we are not taking artist applications for 2022.

Live artists of the highest calibre who share the festival’s mission to celebrate creative expression while promoting social responsibility and inclusion are encouraged to send their applications.

We look 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 sounds and cultural music styles from across the globe; Electro, Afro pop, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Gqom, House, and a range of other diverse styles.

In addition to musical performances, the various MTN Bushfire stages and platforms host dance showcases, art exhibitions and installations, theatre, poetry, story-telling, puppetry, film, speakers, as well as themed workshops.