MTN Bushfire has been awarded the Gold Star for Best Responsible Event in Africa.
The Responsible Tourism Awards held in Cape Town, South Africa is part of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
The music event, held in Swaziland every year, seeks to celebrate creative expression while stimulating the economy and drawing talent and tourism from across Africa and around the world.This year event is scheduled for May 26th to 28th and is expected to attract at least 25,000 music fans who will gather in scenic Malkerns Valleys of Swaziland to experience the African culture, music, food and art and craft.
Named Africa’s Top Festival by the BBC, one of the 7 African must-attend festivals by CNN, MTN Bushfire has lived up to its billing, growing in attendance every year.
Some of the artists set to perform this year include African legend Hugh Masekela, South African global exports GoodLuck, Kwesta, and Matthew Mole, pan-African stars Jah Prayzah, Faada Freddy, Chico Antonio, Femi Koya, and Jojo Abot.The even’s yearly theme is in line with its commitment to sustainability and working with the local Swazi community.
“MTN Bushfire is extremely honoured. The award acknowledges our commitment to be more than just entertainment, and to harness the festival platform as a catalyst for a collective & creative approach towards positive social change,” MTN Bushfire Founder and Festival Director Jiggs Thorne said.In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa 2017 for hundreds of tourism industry experts, practitioners and media, the winners were announced within the context of 2017 as International Year of Sustainable Tourism.
The winners of the World Responsible Tourism Awards will be announced in May.