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Press Accreditation and Permits
We are now accepting applications for press accreditation at Sauti za Busara 2018.
The deadline to apply for press accreditation is 19 December 2017.

Applying for Press Accreditation
Online registration of members of the press is mandatory. Please follow the guidelines carefully while completing your online application. All fields must be completed. Media must apply for credentials in advance; it will not be possible to apply on site.
Once you fill the press accreditation form online, you will receive an email from our press team acknowledging your application. Space is limited; unfortunately not all press applications can be accommodated. Busara Promotions reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation.
Here is the online application form

About the Press Pass
Accredited media with a Festival Press Pass will be granted entry to the festival and entitled to free access to press conferences, meetings, wifi-equipped Press Centre in the Old Fort, interviews with festival artists and daily Movers & Shakers networking sessions for invited professionals.
Operations involving a tripod, microphone-stand, extra lighting, or more than one person are only allowed with a

Festival Film Permit.
Access to the photographers' pit (immediately in front of the stage) is granted only to bearers of a Festival Film Permit or Festival Photo Pass. Photographers are not allowed on stage or backstage at any time, unless written approval has been granted.

Sauti za Busara 2018 Prices


East African Resident

TZ Citizen

Festival Press Pass

USD 120

USD 60 

20,000/- TSh

Festival Photo Pass

USD 250

USD 60

50,000/- TSh

Festival Film Permit

USD 2,500

USD 500

500,000/- TSh

Please note facilitation fees are necessary to help meet expenses and to continue bringing great African musicians to the festival stage. Your support is valued and appreciated. A limited number of complimentary press passes are available at the discretion of festival management. Preference for complimentary passes is given to media who support and promote Sauti za Busara in advance or who have covered the festival previously. Providing links to past coverage of Sauti za Busara will help enhance your application.

Eligibility for Press Accreditation
Accreditation is granted only to professionals assigned by recognised media to cover the festival. You will be required to provide an email from the editor of your publication confirming you have been deputed to cover Sauti za Busara 2018. On arrival at the Old Fort, to be issued with your pass, together with your ID, you must present a printed copy of the above mentioned letter on the official letterhead of the media outlet.
Please note for filming outside the Old Fort a permit must also be obtained from Zanzibar’s Ministry of Information.

Confirmation of Press Accreditation
When applications have been processed, a confirmation note will be sent to you via email during January. Please bring a printout of this email when you arrive at the venue.
A maximum of three representatives are permitted to be deputed from a single publication, radio station, website or TV channel, which may include two reporters and one cameraperson or photographer.

Additional Information
Due to limited budget, we are unable to meet travel, accommodation or subsistence expenses for accredited media. Press passes for Sauti za Busara festival are strictly personal and non-transferable.
In the event of misuse, Sauti za Busara reserves the right to revoke or withdraw accreditation at any time.
Please remember to send us copies of your festival coverage for our archives.
Many thanks. We appreciate your support in sharing Sauti za Busara with the world.

The deadline for press accreditation for Sauti za Busara 2018 is 19 December 2017.
In case of questions, contact

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