THE MTN BUSHFIRE FES­TI­VAL

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YOU’RE EN­COUR­AGED TO #BRINGYOURFIRE, A CALL TO AC­TION FOR SO­CIAL CHANGE AND CRE­AT­ING THE MAGIC OF UNITY AND FRIEND­SHIP.

Now in its 12th year, this event has been lauded as a “Top African Fes­ti­val” and one of the “Seven African Mu­sic Fes­ti­vals You Re­ally Have to See” by the BBC and CNN re­spec­tively. Wholly di­verse African and in­ter­na­tional mu­si­cians have val­i­dated the fes­ti­val’s orig­i­nal vi­sion of en­gag­ing the world in the con­ti­nent’s mu­sic and cul­ture. This year, 28 000 peo­ple from 58 coun­tries will come to­gether to cel­e­brate both those things, while also pro­mot­ing so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity. You’re en­cour­aged to #Bringyourfire, a call to ac­tion for so­cial change and cre­at­ing the magic of unity and friend­ship. Dates: 25-27 May 2018.

Tick­ets: From R780 for all three days.

Artists: Still to be fi­nalised, but will in­clude Dub Inc, Flavia Coelho, El­ida Almeida, Samthing Soweto, Alice Phoebe Lou and Tlale Makhene.

Stalls: The Marketplace is an in­ter­ac­tive, colour­ful and cre­ative space where ven­dors are re­quired to be en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly. It’s sup­ported by the Swazi­land Fair Trade or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion: Pitch your tent on

the camp­site or rent one of the ready-erected ones, which in­clude a lux­ury op­tion.

How to get there: Drive from Jo­han­nes­burg to Malk­erns Val­ley via the N12 (392km) or fly from Jo­han­nes­burg to Manzini and rent a car to Malk­erns (25km).

What to pack: Sun­screen, a hat, com­fort­able cloth­ing and warm gar­ments for the evenings.

Find out more: www.bush-fire.com

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