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SWAZILAND GETS READY FOR MTN BUSHFIRE 2013
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Twenty-seven amazing artists will be joining the diverse and global line-up for the 7th annual MTN Bushfire Festival 2013, Swaziland’s International festival of the arts taking place from May 31– June 2.

(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED KINGDOM - April 22nd, 2013 - Twenty-seven amazing artists will be joining the diverse and global line-up for the 7th annual MTN Bushfire Festival 2013, Swaziland’s International festival of the arts taking place from May 31– June 2.

Headlining the festival this year is Colombia’s leading electro-afro band, Bomba Estereo, voted MTV’s Best New Band in 2010, who are touring with the support of the Embassy of Columbia, South Africa.

This unique festival sees some of Africa’s best artists performing in a 100% socially responsible festival. Each year a multi-generational global community of up to 20,000 “bring their fire” to the scenic Malkerns Valley to experience an eclectic Pan-African and international line-up of live music, theatre, poetry, film, circus, dance and visual arts. A vibrant handcraft market, family-friendly performances & KidZone as well as the recently introduced interactive art and dialogue space, The Barn, combine to create a magically eclectic three day entertainment experience.

Through its development focused approach, the festival gives back to the people of Swaziland. Young Heroes, an orphan sponsorship programme received ZAR60, 000 in 2012, 100% of the festival profits. Gone Rural boMake, an organisation that assists rural Swazi women and their communities providing support and access to health, education and social concerns received ZAR63,000 being 100% of proceeds from merchandise sales.

Bring Your Fire! Igniting a collective response for positive change
The ‘Bring Your Fire’ philosophy is a conscious attempt to engage artists and audiences alike to bring their voice, to bring their contribution in whichever way they can, igniting a collective response for positive change.

On the philosophy that drives every aspect of the festival, Jiggs Thorne, Festival Director, states “MTN BUSHFIRE celebrates the human spirit, the light in all of us, to become more conscious and active participants in creating positive change for a better world. That is why, since inception, MTN BUSHFIRE, its partners and the audience have collectively raised ZAR756,000 for charity, setting it apart from all other festivals!”

To read more about the Bushfire Festival please click here.

For more information about Bushfire 2013, tickets and to see this years line up visit http://www.bush-fire.com Or visit www.facebook.com/MTNBUSHFIREfor daily updates. You can also follow Bushfire on twitter: @bushfirefest

CONTACTS:
For full festival tickets: www.bushfire.co.sz
For accommodation options: www.swazi.travel
For camping bookings: www.alloutafrica.com
For transport: http://www.flyswaziland.co.sz
For transport: http://www.goswaziland.co.sz

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Company: Swaziland Tourism
Phone: 0115 972 7250
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