The MTN Bushfire 2015 programme has been announced. The Southern African festival that is famous for a decadent array of music, culture and artistic programmes is just two weeks away taking place from May 29 – 31st 2015.
The MTN Bushfire 2015 programme will see artists such as Les Nubians, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Freshlyground and The Parlotones on the main stage.
Other happy additions to the MTN Bushfire 2015 festival includes the Sibebe ba, the Open Mic Stage, various installations, the family friendly KIDZONE, as well as the Handcraft and Design Marketplace, the Global Food Village, and The Red Bull Stage and bar, featuring an entirely new festival area featuring a full programme of DJ’s including Culoe De Song.
The MTN BUSHFIRE 2015 programme:
All Barn activities fall within the theme for 2015, “just before the future”. The aim is a look at the future of a modernized and globalized Swaziland from two main standpoints: environment and development, and the arts and development.
Two moderated panel discussions, hosted in collaboration with the Mbabane Global Shapers, of the World Economic Forum, as part of their ‘Khuluma’ series (meaning ‘talk’), will attempt to interrogate development and growth in the context of a globalising Swaziland.
“An engaged look at the future of the country using the arts as a means to explore.”
“Integrating environmental sustainability perspectives, social policy and poverty eradication in a globalising Swaziland.”
TONIK is back this year with their innovative set up which is made up of hour long performances for eighty people. TONIK gigs are presented in a special way with the use of hi-definition headphones allowing the audience a privacy and personal connection to the music, whilst remaining in a crowd.
YEBO Contemporary Art Gallery
IndependentYebo Contemporary Art Gallery was set up in February 2011 by Pete, Aleta and Dane Armstrong. They promote and market the exquisite fine art created by emerging and established professional local artists.
The exhibition will feature the winning photos from the European Union’s photographic competition.
The Pavillion, an interactive installation space built in collaboration with Guba and Yebo Artreach, focusing on the environmental future.
A pilot tree-planting project will take place at MTN BUSHFIRE 2015, with the focus of this planting resting solely on indigenous species, rather than exotics.
Hosted by Skuf’tin Kitchen and designed by Jerempaul Design, the Café at The Barn sources local and organic produce wherever possible.
The MTN BUSHFIRE 2015 programme full details can be found on the website www.bush-fire.com