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Mr Eazi added to 2019 MTN Bushfire lineup

Nigerian Afro-pop star Mr Eazi has been added to the lineup for the 2019 MTN Bushfire. The Afro-centric festival will be held at the House on Fire in the Malkerns Valley from 24 to 26 May 2019.
Mr Eazi is taking African music to the global stage, his mix of sounds, a penchant for global collaborations and, this year, his versatility as an artist has won over fans across the world. He embodies global relevance and pioneering creativity while remaining authentic to his African identity.  

Cutting edge artists

Some of the latest additions to the 2019 lineup include a range of cutting edge artists who are pushing the limits of performance. Ain the Machine is an audiovisual storyteller with a clear goal: to transform the way we interact with music. It is music without instruments. A concept he calls, Musica Biotronica. Musica Biotronica takes sounds from the body, voice and everyday objects and, with the help of technology, transforms them into music.  

Switzerland’s Puts Marie as an indie band has been described as a mix between a great rock n roll circus and theatre with strange poetry, while Colombia’s Alibombo, besides being a percussion group, is an experimentation laboratory with noise that creates music from recycled elements.

The lineup also includes Lizzy – a German artist who merges hypnotic drumming with wearable 3D printing. Lizzy pushes the boundaries of musical performance to become the character of your wildest electro-pop dreams, along with AramboaAustria’s downbeat, triphop, IDM, neo-soul, bass music, dubstep and jazz electronic soul combo.

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Some of South Africa’s most innovative acts will also be in e’Swatini as DJ Invizible, the self-described master of staging creative guerrilla performances, as well as Dope Saint Jude, a rapper and producer with a defiant, life-affirming queer perspective, have also been announced.

These artists, along with the newly confirmed Nibs Van der Spuy (South Africa), Buddy Masango, (e’Swatini), Bashayi Bengoma (e’Swatini), Make Overs (South Africa) and Morena Leraba (Lesotho), join the list of artists already announced, including headline artist Nigeria’s Asa.

10 artists added to 2019 MTN Bushfire lineup

At least 10 acts from South Africa, Africa, and the rest of the world have been added to the initial lineup for the 2019 MTN Bushfire Festival...

14 Nov 2018

Previously announced artists include Nairobi-based "Blinky" Bill Sellanga, a singer-songwriter, beat maker, producer, Swama lifetime achievement winner Smiles Mandla Makama who is an elder statesmen of the Swati music scene; Mahube, who brings together some of Southern Africa’s top musicians in an explosive collaboration; South Africa’s Thabang Tabane, heir to the father and founder of the malombo music Dr Philip Tabane; Sereetsi & the Natives from Botswana; GranMah, the dub/reggae fusion band from Mozambique; Dobet Gnahoré from Côte d'Ivoire; Maia and the Big Sky from Kenya; and Eme and Moonchild from Nigeria and South Africa respectively.

Lineup information, ticket and accommodation information may be found on the MTN Bushfire website


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