Press Accreditation


Journalists, photographers, videographers and bloggers from established and reputable national, regional, or international newspapers, magazines, wire and news services, radio and television stations and networks, as well as blogs and websites, are invited to apply for media accreditation for this year’s festival, taking place from 26th-28th May 2023.

With its roster of international talent, and the innovative, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive programming, as well as its amazing spirit of diversity and celebration, MTN Bushfire is a major media event that attracts media practitioners and journalists from around the world.

PLEASE NOTE: All media applicants must fill out the Media Form below for accreditation from the Kingdom of Eswatini’s Ministry of Information, Communications, and Technology before MTN Bushfire can accredit them. Please email completed forms and attachments to communications@bush-fire.com for forwarding to the Ministry.

International media please contact: karla@redflag.co.za

Eswatini Media please contact: communications@bush-fire.com

Media Accreditation applications are CLOSED on 28th April 2023.

General Info

  • Accredited media personnel will receive free passes for the festival but NOT for partners or guests.
  • ONLY accredited media will be able to attend media press conferences, request interviews with artists, or have access to the front and side of stage for photos and videos.
  • The designated Media Centre, equipped with power and wireless internet, is the festival hub for media information and interviews. Please make use of it. Note that limited bandwidth will be available.
  • Media passes DO NOT enable access to backstage areas or other secure areas.
  • Media accreditation is NOT transferable.
  • Media accreditation does NOT include any travel or accommodation unless specifically pre-arranged with MTN Bushfire Festival. Please ensure you book your own accommodation in good time as nearby lodgings fill up quickly. Accredited journalists may want to consider purchasing camping passes. For info on accommodation options, click here
  • For all media queries, please email communications@bush-fire.com.
  • Be sure to follow us @mtnbushfire on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter for updates.