MTN Bushfire 2018: Enjoy The Experience

MTN BUSHFIRE 2018 is improving on the overall festival experience with a host of new features to make the festival weekend one of seamless entertainment and fun. The festival, lauded by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see”, and named as BBC’s Top African Festival, is announcing a host of new features to make your MTN BUSHFIRE experience as enjoyable as possible.


Festival Campsites Open Early

Over the last decade, MTN Bushfire welcomed a diverse mix of guests, from families with children of all ages, to those looking to party late into the night. And all MTN Bushfire guests will now be able to enjoy the festival even longer – with the announcement that all main campsites will be open from Thursday, 24 May – Now you can get in early, set up camp and relax.

This new schedule will also alleviate much of the pressure at the border and traffic into the festival.


Festival Ticketing Options

Additionally, MTN BUSHFIRE has simplified our ticketing process, with the following options now available:

Full Festival Golden Lounge – ZAR 1,550.00
The Full Fest Golden Lounge ticket option provides you with the ultimate MTN Bushfire VIP experience from Friday, May 25th to Sunday, May 27th. Get access to an exclusive sitting area with a great view of the stage, LED screens, dedicated waiter service and heaters to keep the cold away at night

Full Festival Main Arena – ZAR 780.00
The Full Fest Main Arena ticket option provides access to the MTN Bushfire main festival arena from Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th. Enjoy performances from the festival’s various stages, explore the Handcraft & Design Market and buy meals from the Global Food Village.

Full Festival Children – ZAR 230.00
For children aged 6-12, can be used as single day ticket or a full festival pass. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by their parent to enter the Golden Lounge. Children ages 5 and under enter festival free and do not require a ticket. Proof of age for children will be required to enter the festival venue.


Cashless Environment

MTN BUSHFIRE 2018 is also going cashless! Your smart entry armband will enable you to load cash that can be redeemed for food and drink at all official bars and food stalls, alleviating the need to carry loads of cash.


Families Welcome

For families, 2018 will see an expanded and exciting KidZone and family friendly festival programme. MTN Bushfire 2017 will continue to be one of the few major festivals in Africa to welcome families with its safe and warm environment that includes an array of child friendly activities, arts and crafts, performances and safe spaces.

For families bringing their own camping equipment, this area is fenced off from the rest of the campsite and access is only allowed to those with family campsite wristbands. This campsite will be more relaxed, secure and safe for families.


Luxury Camping

For those looking for a more luxurious experience, MTN BUSHFIRE is pleased to announce the return of South Africa’s Harambee Hotel, offering a VIP camping experience within a stone’s throw of the festival grounds! Pamper yourself this year ‘safari tent style’ amongst pecan trees with picturesque views of the mountains of the Mliwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Please see the Harambee link for more information on what the camping facility includes.

An additional option of even more luxury is offered by Rush Tent Hotel that gives you the benefits of a tranquil environment near the festival plus some great homely comforts. Sturdy spacious walk-in canvas tents contain comfy beds, clean cosy warm linen, a table, two director chairs and an electrical plug point. In addition, each tent boasts its very own hot water shower and personal portable flushing toilet located discreetly behind each tent. Every morning includes great coffee and a full buffet breakfast at the dining tent / chill zone for all guests giving you the energy and wellbeing to enjoy the festival and all it has to offer.

For more information on what the luxury camping facility includes, please see the Rush Adventures link