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MTN Bushfire 2018 releases full line-up

The 2018 MTN Bushfire, which takes place from 25-27 May in the Malkerns Valley of eSwatini, has announced its full programme of performances. The festival's main stage consistently plays host to some of Africa (and the world's) well-known and loved favourites.
With additional stages including the House on Fire Ampitheatre and The Barn, DJ focused dance floors and a range of other activities, the festival caters to a diverse and eclectic audience of over 26,000 annually. Made up of a rich texture of arts; cultures, crafts, food markets, and specialised zones, the festival creates an explosive three-day event and a memorable take home experience.

Salif Keita

With just over one week to go, make sure you have your tickets secured before arrival, as there will be no tickets available at the gate. The campsite is open from noon on Thursday, 24 May 2018 – get to the border early to avoid the queues.

MTN Bushfire makes top festival list

US based festival market platform and club, Everfest has announced MTN Bushfire Festival as one of the 30 top festivals in its exclusive Fest300 list.

25 Jan 2018

MTN Bushfire 2018 programme details:

Friday (4pm - 3am)
Main stage: (One-hour performance)

7.20pm – Timbila Muzimba
8.40pm – Velemseni
8pm – Flavia Coelho
11.20pm – Nakhane
12:40am – Dub Inc
2pm – Khuli Chana

House on fire Amphitheatre:

(50mins a performance)

6.15pm – Mario Batkovic
8.25pm – Oki Dub Ainu Band
9.45pm – Nathalie Nathiembe
11.05pm – Georgetown
12.2am – Dusty and Stones
1.45am – Mandisa

Firefly Stage:

6.30pm – DJ Ophis
7.30pm – Jews For Techno
8.30pm – Paluku The Scribe
8.45pm – DJ Mavava
9.45pm – DJ Crooks
10.45pm – Karyendasoul
11.45pm – Costa Titch
12am – DJ Mkay
1am – DJ Mbally
2am – DJ LU

The Barn:

Ongoing: DJ Bob’s Jazz Club

8pm - Buddy Masango
9.30pm Mr Freddy
11pm Mario Batkovic

Saturday (10am – 4am)
Main Stage:

1.50pm – Azah
3.10pm – Alice Phoebe Lou
4.30pm – Samthing Soweto
5.50pm – Sands
7.10pm – Elida Almeida
8.30pm – Dear Rabane and Okzharp
9.50pm – Kapa Dech
11.10pm – Kwesta
12.30pm – Sho Madjozi
1.50am – Crimson House
2.55am – DJ Lag

House on fire Amphitheatre:

(50min performances)

10.45am – Liyana Film screening – Bushfire premiere
1pm – Salsa Dance session
2.55pm – Manu Sija
4.15pm – Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari
5.35pm – 5K-HD
6.55pm – Nonku Phiri
8.15pm – The Grammers
9.35pm – Ibaaku
10.55pm – Native Young
12.15am – M.Triggerson
1.35am – Radio 123
2.55am – DJ Cybos

Firefly Stage:

1pm – Paul Waxon
2pm – DJ Mbally
3pm – Jews for Techno
4pm – Davina Satori
5pm – DJ Czar
6pm – DJ Mkay
7.15pm – Ezamaswazi
8.30pm – Miss Trophy
8.45pm – Mzwaa
9pm – Kampire
10pm – Cornelius
11pm – DJ Touch of Soul
12am – DJ Master P
1am – Speech Umlangeni
2am – Zulu D

MTN Bushfire announces 2018 artist lineup

Music festival, MTN Bushfire announces the first batch of featured artists from across the globe for the festival taking place from 25 to 27 May 2018.

7 Feb 2018

The Barn:

Ongoing DJ Bob’s Jazz Club

12.45pm – Derek Gripper
4.15pm – Open mic
5.35pm – Khoisanboy_man
7.30pm – Albert Frost
8.45pm – Champions league
11pm – Bam Bam Brown
12.20am – The Lions

Sunday (10am – 11pm)
Main Stage:

12.20pm – Tlale Makhene
1.40pm – Sekou Kouyate
3pm – “Africa Tribute to eSwatini’’ - featuring Salif Keita, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Yemi Alade
4.50pm – Sipho Hotstix mabuse
6.10pm – Rouge

House on fire Amphitheatre

11am – Staceyann Chin
2pm – Salsa dance session
7.30pm – DJ Doo Wap and K$

Firefly Stage:

1pm – DJ Paul Waxon
2pm – DJ LU
3pm – DJ Mavava
4pm – Kampire
5pm – DJ Ophis
6pm – DJ Czar
7pm – DJ Crooks
8pm – DJ Speech Umlangeni
9pm – DJ Swizz
10pm – Zulu D

The Barn:

Ongoing: DJ Bob Jazz club

11pm – Bholoja
1.25am –
Sibusile Xaba

For more information visit the MTN Bushfire website.
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