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Don Laka to add more fire at MTN Bushfire’s in eSwatini

THE SECOND batch of the much awaited MTN Bushfire line-up has been announced.

It takes place at Malkerns Valley in the Kingdom of eSwatini from May 27 to 29, 2022.

Over 50 artists and performers have been confirmed by the organisers, after a two-year hiatus as a result of the pandemic.

Previous line up that consist of local and international exponents features Seun Kuti & Egypt80, eSwatini artist Sands; The One Who Sings, Zolani Mahola, Ndlovu Youth Choir, Nasty C, The Kiffness, Blk Jks, Sun-EL Musicianand Msaki.

This week a full-line up was revealed and includes Congolese-born singer, songwriter, music producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tresor,Maskandi music legend Ihhashi Elimhlophe; and the legendary Don Laka, Botswana- born Mpho Sebina, Moticoma, a vibrant band inspired by deep roots and traditional elements of Mozambican music; SA’s Mandisi Dyantyis, an acclaimed South African vocalist, trumpeter and musical director known for his versatility in Jazz, Western Classical and African indigenous music; and Georgetown and the Moonies, a complementary Afro-fusion mix of Blue Billy Folk and African brass; to name just a few. 

It also has Gavriela, an Austrian-Peruvian artist, singer-songwriter and producer who is known for her ethereal tribal pop music and spiritual visual experiences; Blindsmytha Berlin based musical globetrotter always on the road searching for new musical ideas and sounds to inspire and get inspired; Reunion Island’s Aurus, Eritrean-born, Amsterdam-raised R & B artist Rimonand the wide soundscapes of Amsterdam based Ghanaian artist Bnnyhunna.

DJs line-up is made up of South Africa’s home-grown legend, DJ Ready Das well as Jamiie, an international DJ and producer based in Berlin; Ms Selfie, a Zambian based Afro House DJ known for her versatility and passion for House music and its sub-genre, SA’s Amapiano; DBN Gogo and Culoe De Song.

The MTN Bushfire will see the staging of award winning theatre, in the likes of Vuka Machel, written and directed by Market Lab alumnus Mncedisi Shabangu. It’s a revolutionary comedy told by two chicken thieves from Kanyamazane, just outside Nelspruit in Mpumalanga.

Through the eyes of this infamous pair, the audience is taken on an unforgettable journey. 

This year will see a strong comedy line-up headed by South African comedy legends Rob van Vuuren andKG Mokgadi,teaming up with Zimbabwe’s iconic Q Dube and eSwatini’s very own, and very hilarious, Mdura.

More information on artists page visit: www.bush-fire.com or social pages.

Tickets & Covid Protocols: 

Limited tickets are still available on the MTN Bushfire website as well as camping and travel options.

As one of the COVID-19 safety protocols, festivalgoers will be required to provide a valid certificate of full vaccination against Covid-19 to enter the festival grounds.

This is a requirement for all ages eligible for vaccination in each festivalgoers’ country of residence; a valid ticket alone will not be enough to gain entry. 

Image (Legendary Don Laka will feature at this year’s MTN Bushfire).

Image provided (SA’s darling Msaki forms part of the magical line up of artists at this year’s Bushfire).

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