MTN Bushfire 2022 Tickets Sold Out!

It’s official – tickets to the MTN Bushfire festival have sold out on all platforms!


Winner of the Most Responsible Event Award at the African Responsible Tourism Awards in 2017, and hailed by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see,” MTN Bushfire is looking forward to Reigniting The Fire in the beautiful, peaceful valley of Malkerns, in the Kingdom of Eswatini, for an energizing 3-day weekend from 27 – 29 May!

In true MTN Bushfire style, the eclectic and exciting line-up this year features a host of pan-African and international artists from across different genres; acts like Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Don Laka, Ihhashi Elimhlophe, Tresor, The Ndlovu Youth Choir, Sands, DBN Gogo, Khole, and Mpho Sebina, who do more than simply entertain but use their art as a powerful form of creative expression.
Festivalgoers can anticipate exploring the many strands of the wholesome and family-friendly tapestry of MTN Bushfire at the Global Food Village, Barn Marketplace, Bring Your Fire Zone, KidZone and more!
Please note tickets will NOT be sold at the gate.
Festivalgoers are reminded to bring valid proof of vaccination against Covid-19 to gain entry to the festival grounds; a valid ticket alone will not be enough. For more information, please visit the MTN Bushfire website: www.bush-fire.com
Festival entry requirements:
All festivalgoers over the age of 18 are required to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 to gain entry to the festival.
Festivalgoers aged 12-17 must provide proof of vaccination if available in their country of origin; otherwise a negative PCR test will be required to enter.
(for Eswatini, proof of vaccination will be required from ages 12+)
Children under 12 do not need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test.
No entry will be granted to people who do not abide by this regulation, regardless of whether they have a valid ticket or not.
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2022 Festival tickets


FULL FEST – Phase 2

Full Fest Golden Lounge tickets allow access to the exclusive Golden Lounge, as well as all the festival stages, zones and public areas, for the duration of the three-day festival. Enjoy the festival more comfortably and avoid queues with sitting areas, heaters, upgraded bathroom facilities, a full bar and wait service. Raised platforms give great views of the Main Stage.

R 2650


FULL FEST – Phase 2

Full Fest Main Arena tickets gives you access to all the festival stages, zones and public areas for the duration of the three-day festival. Enjoy performances from the festival’s various stages, explore the Marketplace and Bring Your Fire Zone, and tantalise your taste buds at the Global Food Village.


R 1300


FULL FEST – Phase 2

For ages 6-12, Full Fest Children’s Tickets give access to all the festival stages, zones and public areas for the duration of the three-day festival, most especially the adventure-filled KidZone! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to access the Golden Lounge. Children aged 5 and under may enter the festival for free.

R 300

Ticket Ts&Cs and FAQS

2020 Ticket Resale FAQs

Ticket Ts&Cs

  • MTN Bushfire tickets are non-refundable.
  • No entry without valid proof of full vaccination against Covid-19. This applies even when you have a valid ticket.
  • The unauthorized reproduction of MTN Bushfire tickets and associated festival passes is strictly a crime punishable by law.
  • All Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, Children aged 5 years and below have free access to the MTN Bushfire festival.
  • All MTN Bushfire tickets (purchased, complimentary or traders tickets) are strictly not for the purpose of re-sale. An exception will be made for festival, and All-Out Africa camping tickets purchased for 2020, now valid for 2022, which may be resold via the accredited Howler resale platform.
  • A Full Festival MTN Bushfire ticket cannot be split into single-day tickets.
  • Please keep your MTN Bushfire ticket’s QR code safe at all times and remember to bring it with you to gain entry into the festival.
  • The name on the ticket needs to match the name on your ID, for all festival tickets.
  • If you lose your ticket, don’t panic. Simply download the e-ticket from your email address to your device (phone, tablet, etc) and present it at the gate for scanning.
  • Should you lose the email containing your MTN Bushfire festival ticket, please follow this link: https://www.howler.co.za/tickets.
  • For assistance with e-tickets, please contact support@howler.co.za.
  • For general queries and information, please contactinfo@bush-fire.com.

  • Before exchanging your ticket for a wristband, you will need to visit the Covid Vaccination Verification tent, where your vaccination certificate will be checked.
  • You need a valid festival ticket, which must be presented at the Check-In point, where you will be issued a wristband in order to enter the event.
  • Each ticket holder must be present when exchanging tickets for wristbands at Festival Check-In. Festivalgoers will not be able to collect wristbands for other ticket holders who are not physically present at the festival Check-In point.
  • Once an MTN Bushfire ticket has been scanned and a wristband has been issued to the ticket-holder, that ticket cannot be reused or transferred to another patron.
  • For a seamless entrance experience ensure that your QR code is clearly visible for scanning at the gates.
  • Your festival wristband must be worn on your wrist at all times.
  • You will be allowed to go in and out of the festival venue as long as you keep your wristband on at all times for the duration of the festival.
  • Wristbands are secured on your wrist by our gates teams. Should your wristband become damaged or uncomfortable during the course of the festival, please report to the gates teams for assistance.
  • Please do not tamper with your wristband in any way, as this will render it invalid.
  • All attendees are subject to search upon entry.
  • All ages are welcome. Admission for Children aged 5 and under is free.

By participating in the MTN Bushfire Festival, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their subsequent release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction for the purposes of news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or for any other purpose(s) that Bushfire PTY, its vendors, partners, affiliates and/or representatives deems fit to use. You release MTN Bushfire Board, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved, from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitising, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.
By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by MTN Bushfire or the person or entity designated to do so by Bushfire PTY Ltd. By purchasing an MTN Bushfire Festival ticket or entering the premises, you have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in MTN Bushfire.

By attending the festival, you assume all risks incidental to the event and release event management and their respective affiliates from all claims related to or arising out of the event or your presence at the event. The ticket you hold is subject to all applicable policies of the management of the event. The ticket is a revocable license to enter the event at the date and time listed on the front. What that means is that management reserves the right, without paying a refund, to refuse entry or eject you if you are not complying with all management policies applicable to the event.

The Event date and time is subject to change. Resale and/or transfer of the ticket may be prohibited by Management’s policies, and if so, any such resale and/or transfer is void to the maximum extent allowed by applicable laws. Any such unauthorized resale and/or transfer may result in refusal of entry without refund. Tickets not obtained directly from the Festival’s authorized ticket retailers may be lost, stolen, counterfeit or invalid, in which case they will not be honoured.

For full Ticket FAQ's please visit our FAQS PAGE

2020 Ticket Resale FAQs

  • The resale platform is an open market, separate from MTN Bushfire’s regular ticket sales.
  • MTN Bushfire tickets are non-refundable.
  • No entry without valid proof of full vaccination against Covid-19. This applies even when you have a valid ticket.
  • If your ticket is not used in 2022, it will be canceled.
  • Resale is not guaranteed. If your ticket is not re-sold you may reclaim it. You may withdraw unsold tickets from the resale pool at any time.
  • You will receive payment within 72 hours of your ticket being sold.
  • Buyers of resale tickets will be charged a 5% standard processing fee.
  • 2020 tickets will be sold for the price paid for them in 2020, minus a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Registration for resale period will be from 29th March to 12th April, 2022 ONLY, after which tickets may no longer be registered for resale. Unregistered tickets will be considered as having selected the Attend option.

Yes. Camping tickets for the All-Out Africa camp-site can be resold on the resale platform. Please register your ticket options the same way you register your festival ticket options.

2020 glamping tickets are being handled separately by our glamping service providers, Harambee Hotel and Rush Adventures. Please contact them immediately about your 2020 ticket options:

For Harambee Hotel, please email: bookings@harambee.com
For Rush Adventures, please email: sales@rushadventures.com

Yes, If you bought your ticket online, we can assist you to sell your securely by using the Howler resale facility.

All tickets on the resale platform will be sold separately, so you may select which ones you want to put up for resale and which ones you want to keep.

Each ticket has a unique code, so Howler will know exactly which tickets from which accounts have been sold and will contact you. This is also why Howler can guarantee that no fake tickets can be sold on the resale platform.

Physical tickets from an outlet in Eswatini/Mozambique remain valid for the 2022 festival but, unfortunately, they cannot be sold on the online Howler resale platform because they are not linked to a Howler account.

Your ticket will be sold for the price you paid for it in 2020, minus a 20% service fee.

Yes. To withdraw your ticket from the resale pool:  Log into your Howler account and navigate to Tickets, then select the 3 dots on the right-hand side of the ticket listed on Resale and click on the "Remove from Resale" option. Once it's been removed from Resale, you can find your ticket back in your account.

If your ticket is in someone's cart, it won't be able to be removed unless they abandon the cart or the session expires. You'll get confirmation if it's bought and the ticket will disappear from your account.