The 14th edition of MTN Bushfire, taking place from Friday 29 May to Sunday 31 May 2020, is now accepting applications to trade in The Marketplace, Global Food Village and Kidzone.
Applications will be closing on 31 January 2020 at 4 p.m. (CAT) and final trader selections will be made by 28 February 2020.
As a distinctly Africa and yet globally-infused festival, MTN Bushfire committed to empowering and celebrating the highly-skilled craftsmen and artisans, talented creatives and seasoned vendors of the Southern African region.
MTN Bushfire is an ideal environment for traders who wish to showcase their products to over 20,000 people from 55 countries who travel to the peaceful and scenic Malkerns Valley to revel in the diverse and eclectic 3-day festival and immerse themselves in the unique atmosphere of tolerance and celebration of inclusion.
The festival’s explicit call to action for positive social change, #BRINGYOURFIRE,consciously challenges each and every person to ignite social change starting in their own communities. The mandate is tangibly brought to life at the festival through specifically curated program streams, zones, and activations as well as through our criteria for festival vendors and traders.
All traders should take note that MTN Bushfire is committed to being an eco-friendly event. The festival magnifies the undeniable need to protect our environment through its #GREENYOURFIRE mandate. All traders are therefore required to use eco-friendly packaging and recycling. Traders are also notified that MTN Bushfire is a 100% cashless environment.
All vendors are required to use this system for any and all business transactions within the festival grounds. Training will be provided. For more information on cashless trading, applicants can visit the MTN Bushfire website.
The MTN Bushfire Marketplace welcomes sustainably-sourced, creative and quality products that are handmade from recycled or natural and environmentally-friendly materials. This space is an ethical consumer’s dream, with each company or artisan contributing in a positive way to the environment and their communities.
The Global Food Village
Dynamic entrepreneurs, specializing in gourmet street food are invited to apply to trade in the Global Food Village, where a celebration of food culture offers festivalgoers an exploration of a tantalizing diversity of tastes from around the world. Here we look for traders providing unique, tasty and culture inspired gourmet food options.
The Marketplace consists of creative, sustainably sourced, high quality products that are made from recycled, up-cycled, natural and environmentally friendly materials. The Marketplace now welcomes more strictly-handmade items and will now also accommodate vintage products.
Set in a blooming wilderness of succulent and outlandish trees, MTN Bushfire Kidzone is an adventurous space for young fire starters to ignite their budding flames. We invite partners and traders looking to offer an array of stimulating and fun-filled activities ranging from storytelling, sculpting, music workshops and high energy lawn games; the secured space is a perfect place for the whole family. Each year, the festival works with a special theme for the Kidzone that inspires creativity, engagement and skills development for toddlers all the way up to teens.
Application forms are available at www.bush-fire.com and final trader selection will be made by 28 February 2019.