update (01 July 2013): The 8th Bushfire festival in Swaziland will take place between 30 May - 01 June 2014!
The organisers of the famous Bushfire festival in Swaziland have just announced, that the 7th edition of the festival will take place from 31 May 2013 - 02 June 2013. Bushfire is Swaziland's acclaimed international music and arts festival held at the House on Fire in the Malkerns Valley. Each year a diverse audience of up to 20,000 people come together over three days to experience an eclectic Pan-African and international line-up of live music, theatre, poetry, film, circus, dance and visual arts.
Bushfire is a true gathering of arts and culture for the whole family. In addition to the amazing live-music line up, there is a range of other entertainment and educational activities. These include the Bushfire Schools Festival, which sees dozens of local school children participating, the Family and Kidzone that includes workshops, theatre, story-telling, fairground rides, farm animals and much more.
100% of profits made through the festial are donated to two charities in Swaziland: Young Heroes, a child sponsorship programme assisting Swazi orphans, and Gone Rural boMake, a charity that assists rural Swazi women and the communities with information and infrastructure development, addressing health, education and social concerns.
Online ticket sales will open 11 February 2013. We'll keep you posted!
update (23 April 2013): Tickets are still available!