BlueFire After Hours 2017-09-11T11:46:45+00:00

BlueFire After Hours

It doesn’t end at eight…STAY OUT LATE! To mark our 5th edition, we’ve decided to extend the show by bringing BlueFire After Hours. From 8pm – 2am, continue exploring what makes our Dublin community great at these special events curated in partnership with some of Smithfield’s top venues.

BlueFire Street Fest is proudly sponsored by Dublin City Council, The Arts Council, Fáilte Ireland and Department of Justice.

  • 5th Edition ¦ Bigger. Better. Bolder.

  • Over 150 Artists.

  • 10+ Zones.

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Igers of Dublin Photo Exhibition in Collaboration with Jameson Distillery

Jameson Distillery, 8pm – 10pm

Come see the magic of Dublin 7 through the eyes of Instagrammers of Dublin. Instagrammers (Igers) of Dublin have been capturing the raw moments of our community since 2012, and with special guest Paul Alwright they will exhibit their best photo’s in Jameson Distillery. Don’t miss this chance to vote for your favorite Dublin photographer #BlueFire17!


Comedy Night

Generator Hostel, 8pm – 10pm

Take the break you deserve and enjoy a night of laughter at the Generator Hostel. Five comedians, including one of Smithfield’s very own, will be regaling us with stories of fortune and misfortune that happen to us all #BlueFire17.

“We All Belong” Community Ted-Talk

Third  Space Cafe, 8pm – 10pm

Dublin is home to over 400 community groups that are inclusive of a wide variety of missions and creeds. Come enjoy a small sampling of the community groups who call Third Space home. Discover what they do, what they are about, and how they came to call inner city Dublin home. Who knows… maybe you’ll be this community group’s newest member?

Irish Trad

Cobblestone, 8pm – 10pm

Delight in some of the finest Irish Trad music around at The Cobblestone. Pop in, enjoy a cold one, and soak in the atmosphere at this Dublin pub staple.


Sin É, 8pm – 10.30pm

Missed Basork’s maintsage festival performance? Can’t get enough of their new album? Or didn’t catch Farah Elle on the mainstage at 3pm because our Djemebe Drumming workshop got you distracted? Do not fret! 

You can catch this ten-piece world cultures fusion orchestra and alternative pop sensation again at Sin É from 8-10.30pm.


Come and reacquaint yourself with compositions influenced by Irish, European and Middle Eastern sounds played by a combination of Brass, String, and woodwind instruments.

Farah Elle:

Immerse yourself  in sounds influenced by an eclectic taste of genres; from hip hop to R&B and ska, featuring Arabian echoes from Farah’s Libyan background.


Spoken Word

Generator Hostel, 8pm – 10.30pm

With all that’s going on in the world, we are delighted to offer an evening to explore local and global issues. Come and see Ireland and the world through the lens of these writers and poets.  


BlueFire’d Up After-Hours Party

Generator Hostel, 10pm – late

Party into the early hours of the night with #BlueFire17 at our official after-hours party in the Generator Hostel. We invite you to let loose and enjoy international music from DJ Andrew Funk’ B. Get your dancing shoes on with our special dance performances to include Afro-Caribbean, Latin and Break dance, and feel free to indulge in our drink specials for the night.

“I went to see the bands on the mainstage but only caught one act, as each zone had so much to offer. I don’t think I’ve ever danced so much, and it’s been a long time since I had this much fun.”

Ciara Healy, Attendee at BlueFire Street Fest '16