2023 Tickets Now On Sale!

The MTN Bushfire phoenix is rising in 2023! We invite you to Bring Your Fire to the 16th edition of Africa’s celebrated music and arts festival, from 26th-28th May 2023, for a transformational experience of hope, unity and renewal.

Named “Top African festival” by the BBC and hailed by CNN as one of the “7 African music festivals you really have to see,” MTN Bushfire is reigniting the fire in the beautiful farmlands of the valley of Malkerns, Eswatini, for a family friendly, eclectic celebration of some of the finest music in Africa and beyond.

Festival and Camping tickets can be purchased through the ticket portal below. Click on the Glamping button to secure your glam-camping onsite tent hotel accommodation.

Now festivalgoers in Eswatini can buy Festival tickets using MTN Mobile Money! Simply add 7808 4000 “MoMo Marketplace” to your Whatsapp contacts, text “hi” & follow the prompts. A limited number of discounted Early Bird tickets will be available for those who get there first! 

Information on how to purchase tickets using MoMo, is available at the following MTN outlets and service centres in Eswatini: Mbabane Corporate Place, Ezulwini Gables, and Manzini Lifestyle.

Tickets have sold out in advance for 8 years running, so make sure to get your tickets soon!

MTN Bushfire is a CASHLESS festival: money is loaded onto your festival wristband for in-festival purchases. PRE-LOAD your ticket at purchase to avoid the queues (you can also preload via MoMo!).

2023 Festival tickets

Online festival tickets sold out, Limited number of main Arena tickets still available via MTN Momo  Simply send “Hi” to 7808 4000 (“MoMo Marketplace”) via WhatsApp to purchase tickets via MTN Momo, select Option 1 for MTN Bushfire and follow the prompts to buy (Only applicable in Eswatini). It’s convenient & easy!

Hurry & get yours before they sell out!



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 2750



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



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

Please note that MTN Bushfire does not offer refunds. See the Ts&Cs and Ticket FAQs for more information.

Covid-19 vaccine certificates will NOT be required for entry this year. Check out our Covid-19 safety precautions on the Care and Safety page.


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 Get festival updates while they’re hot! Subscribe to the MTN Bushfire channel on the Ayoba app (downloadable from www.Ayoba.me) and follow @mtnbushfire on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

MTN Bushfire

Ticket Ts&Cs

MoMo Ticket Ts&Cs and FAQs:

Ticket Terms & Conditions

  • MTN Bushfire tickets are non-refundable.
  • 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.
  • 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 contact info@bush-fire.com.

  • 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.
  • Please do not tamper with or remove your wristband in any way, as this will render it invalid.
  • 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.
  • Your festival wristband must be worn on your wrist at all times. Wristbands cannot be replaced.
  • 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.
  • 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

MoMo Ticket Ts&Cs and FAQs:

  1. Only MoMo subscribers in Eswatini will be able to purchase tickets
  2. You will need to have an active MoMo subscription
  3. You will need to have an accessible email address
  4. Please ensure you have enough funds in your MoMo account for the value of your purchases
  5. Processing fees will be charged at 2%, to a maximum of E20.00
  6. Once issued, tickets are the responsibility of the customer to safeguard. Do not show anyone your ticket’s QR code.
  7. If no payment is received after 10 minutes, reserved tickets will be resold
  8. A maximum of 5 tickets can be purchased per email address
  9. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis

You won’t have to enter your MoMo PIN in WhatsApp, only on the MoMo USSD or MOMO App. When approving, WhatsApp only gets a payment notification.

No. You will be asked to enter your MoMo number if your WhatsApp number is not the one you use for MoMo.

Don’t worry. Tickets will be emailed to you for back up.

No, tickets on your mobile device can be scanned at the gate.

Tickets are limited this year and sell on a first-come-first-served basis