MTN Bushfire

May 2020

House on Fire

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The basics

According to the organisers, this is a 'multi-dimensional' festival, so we assume you're going to be getting an experience unlike most. Or that you have to wear special glasses the whole time.

The festival

If you fancy something a little different to your usual bucket-hats-in-a-field-with-a-cardboard-cup-full-of-cider then MTN Bushfire might be the one you're looking for.

With a mix of world music (although mostly African-themed), they've gone all-out on the music front, with a variety of stages all situated in the weird and wonderful suroundings of the House on Fire. Which, in case you were wondering, is a cultural space that's used all year round for various events, but is transformed into an even more impressive arena when MTN comes to town.

As with a lot of these 'cultural' festivals, it's not all about music – you've got performance art, exhibitions, speakers (as in human ones), round table discussions, a kids' area and loads of food and stuff too.

Also, all profits go to local charities, which is nice.

Our tip

Head to the Ekhaya Stage for some "100% seriously Swazi" fun, as it showcases only Swazi acts.



Getting there

How do I get there?

Air: Airlink Swaziland - Swaziland's national airline

Booking can be made on or contact SAA Central Reservations on 011 978 1111. There are flights to and from Johannesburg twice daily. 

Shuttle: Trans Magnifique - offers a luxury shuttle service to and from Johannesburg every day. They pick up and drop off passengers from OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton and Mbabane.

For bookings, visit their website - or phone +268 404 9977

Bus: The Bazbus - offers a travelers service around Southern Africa and will deliver you directly to House on Fire. For more information please visit

Local buses, taxis, and minibus taxis also operate throughout the country.



Friday General Admission: R 200

Friday Golden Lounge: R 350

Saturday General Admission: R 300

Saturday Golden Lounge: R 550

Sunday General Admission: R 150

Sunday Golden Lounge: R 350

Full Festival Pass General Admission: R 550

Full Festival Pass Golden Lounge: R 850

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Where can I get them?

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