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MTN Bushfire 2018 artist lineup

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Music festival, MTN Bushfire announces the first batch of featured artists from across the globe for the festival taking place from 25 to 27 May 2018.

Artists include:

Dub Inc (France)

Saint-Etienne based Dub Inc have never sought a particularly mainstream exposure; they went their own way, building their discography with passion, talent, and focus. Perhaps that is why they have been for almost ten years the best ambassadors of French reggae across the globe.

Alice Phoebe Lou (South Africa)

Alice Phoebe Lou’s fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer-songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.

Flavia Coelho (Brazil)

Flavia has travelled many of the world’s roads. From Rio de Janeiro’s Favela ‘morros’ to the storied streets of Paris, this nomad feels at home wherever she’s made welcome. Her current refuge and home-from-home is a cozy retreat where she can transform, chrysalis-like to emerge with a fully-formed new album, her third being SONHO REAL.

Elida Almeida (Cape Verde)

Winner of the RFI Discoveries Award in 2015, Elida, a young woman born on the island of Santiago, developed her vocal techniques with simple church singing. She also fostered her musical culture, presenting a show on local radio in Maio, where she grew up after her father died, helping her mother, an itinerant trader. A determined woman and champion of the right to education, Elida left the world to write her love and protest songs.

Samthing Soweto (South Africa)

Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba also known as Samthing Soweto is a musician from Soweto, a township in Johannesburg, South Africa. Samthing Soweto started his career as one of the founding members of the South African acapella group, THE SOIL. He is honourably credited for his outstanding vocal appearance, co-writing, composing and producing 8 of 11 songs on his multi-platinum selling album, THE SOIL. He has recently topped the South African charts with Sun-El Musician and his massive hit, AKANAMALI.

Tlale Makhene (Swaziland)

Tlale Makhene is one of the region’s most sought-after percussionists. Highly regarded by musicians and musical fans, he is also a teacher, session musician and performer. He has been touring across the region with his new album, SWAZI GOLD.

With additional stages including the House on Fire Ampitheatre and The Barn, DJ focused dance floors and a range of other activities, MTN Bushfire caters for a diverse and eclectic audience of over 29,000 annually.

Tickets are on sale now the festival as well as various travel and accommodation options. There are a variety of ticket and accommodation (camping and glamping) options, as well as special VIP and family friendly packages.

For more information visit the MTN Bushfire website or connect via the MTN Bushfire Facebook page.