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 27th-29th May, 2022.

With its roster of international talent, and the innovative, environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive programming mandate, 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 following application form for accreditation from the Kingdom of Eswatini’s Ministry of Information, Communications, and Technology before MTN Bushfire can accredit them:

Media Accreditation applications will be OPEN from 1st March, 2022 and will CLOSE on 30th April, 2022. Media will be notified of their accreditation during the course of May.

All media personnel must provide valid proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 to enter the festival grounds and camping grounds. This is a mandatory requirement for everyone.

For all international media enquiries please email: lara@redflag.co.za
For all Eswatini media enquiries please email: communications@bush-fire.com

General Info

  • Valid ID and proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 will be required for entry.
  • Accredited media are expected to attend the entire festival and to arrive on May 27th, latest May 28th, 6pm. Media will not be able to redeem their festival passes after that time.
  • 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.
  • A designated Media Centre will be set up, equipped with power and wireless internet.
  • Media access does 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 hotels, Air BnBs and the official MTN Bushfire campsite fill up quickly
  • Accredited journalists may therefore want to purchase camping passes. If so, please email communications@bush-fire.com
  • Please note that limited bandwidth will be available for media.