MTN Bushfire, celebrated as Africa’s largest music festival, has announced its first set of artists to perform at this year’s event, set to take place from May 25-27 at House on Fire in the farmlands of the Malkerns Valley in Swaziland.
The music festival has been dubbed by CNN as one of the seven African music festivals one has to see, as well as listed by BBC as a ‘Top African Festival’, and was recently included as one of the Top 30 international festivals named on the Everfest Fest 300 list, pulling an audience of over 29 000 annually.
The first artists announced to perform at MTN Bushfire 2018 are as follows:
-Dub Inc (France): They have toured all around the world, playing regularly in front of large crowds at many European and French festivals. Saint-Etienne based Dub Inc have a French reggae musical sound.
-Alice Phoebe Lou (South Africa): Alice Phoebe Lou is a South African singer and songwriter, having developed her folk and bluesy sound in Berlin.
-Flavia Coelho (Brazil): Flavia is originally from Rio de Janeiro recently released her third album named ‘Sonho Real’.
-Elida Almeida (Cape Verde): Almeida is the winner of the RFI Discoveries Award in 2015, and was born on the island of Santiago, developing her vocal skills through church singing.
-Samthing Soweto (South Africa): Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba, also known as Samthing Soweto is a musician from Soweto in Johannesburg. Samthing Soweto started his career as one of the founding members of the South African acapella group, The Soil.
-Tlala Makhene (Swaziland): Tlale Makhene is a sought-after percussionist and is highly regarded by fans and musicians alike. He is also a teacher, session musician and performer. He has toured across the region with his new album, Swazi Gold.
MTN Bushfire 2018 will have additional stages; including the House on Fire Amphitheatre and The Barn, as well as DJ-focused dance floors and a variety of other activities.
Tickets are now on sale for MTN Bushfire 2018, as well as various travel and accommodation options. Festival guests are encouraged to book tickets as early as possible, as tickets and accommodation tend to sell-out quickly.