Dublinternational 2018 !

BlueFire is in it’s sixth year and ready for a change!

Help us celebrate this new year by enjoying all that our Street Fest has to offer.

Workshops for Children, Youth & Family – Street Performers stage – Community Zone – Happenings – Exhibitions – Food – Craft Market 

Dublinternational is proudly sponsored by Dublin City Council, The Arts Council.

  • 6th Edition!

  • Over 150 Artists.

  • 10+ Zones.

Event Programme

    Download your own programme here.

Full Line-Up

Street Performers

Outstanding performances will be brought by Ali Campbell, Andrea Facco, Bollywood Fusion, Carlinhos Cruz, Claire Z, Dame Lane, Des Ebelle, Love Egyptian Dance, Mekkan Ju, Samba Dance Brazil, Tiziana Soverino and The Zoryanna

Ahoy hoy all. My name is Ali Campbell (not the one from UB40). I’m a passionate singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who lives and breathes music. Keeping it simple and always optimistic.Co-founder of Monday Night Marmalade open jam sessions and returning to the Bluefire festival with original compositions. ‘ We can’t wait to have her back!…

Andrea created an original fusion between Italian and Irish folk. Rhythms and melodies accompany poetic Italian lyrics. A performance to look out for!

Bollywood Fusion Ireland is a Multinational, cultural dance group based in Dublin that has been promoting and performing Indian dance for 5 Years. They have been entertaining audiences all over Ireland and internationally with dance styles like Kathak, Bhangra, Lavani and Bollywood. They have travelled to Spain and India to further their technique and style under the guidance of their tutor Hemant Devara

Carlinhos Cruz started playing music aged 10 inspired by the diverse sounds and rhythms of his native São Paulo, Brazil. Playing music with his father from an early age, Carlinhos’ music is a fusion of contemporary soul grooves and traditional Brazilian rhythms with lyrics that speak to the complexity of the immigrant experience and identities. Currently based in Dublin, Carlinhos enjoys playing regularly in Brazil while continuing to play in Europe.

Claire Z is an Irish Singer-Songwriter, who works in and around the genre of R&B/Soul. Performing at venues such as the infamous Ruby Sessions and Kilkenny’s Amphitheatre, Z is currently working towards recording her first album. Having spent the last couple of months recording and filming, preparations are now being made for her highly anticipated Single debut this year. With her sweet soulful sounds and tasteful jazz-infused licks provided by the high musicianship by which she surrounds herself, Claire Z is building a promising future for herself within the industry

Dame Lane is the gigging arm of the Ukulele Tuesday jam session, giving experienced players and relative newcomers alike a chance to take the stage. It’s pretty full-on and much louder and more energetic than most people expect it to be, and the gig group brings that same energy as their jam sessions to their performances. BlueFire is incredibly happy to have them back to start off the festival at 2 pm.

If you wish to join their weekly sessions, this starts at 8 pm in the Stag’s Head, in the upstairs bar, and finishes at about 11. All abilities are welcome! Just pop along and give it a go. If you can’t play, just sing along or have a pint and enjoy yourself. If you want to play along, bring your own ukulele with you.


Impressive Hip-Hop and breakdance routine from one of Ireland’s most recognized dancer

Love Egyptian Dance is dedicated to performing various styles of Egyptian Folklore Dance. Egypt is a big country and each region has its own style of clothing, music and dance. This leads to an exciting and versatile repertoire. Their aim is to bring joy to those around us and educate others about Folklore Dance.

Mekkan Ju plays “sky above, earth below” music – catchy pop/rock melodies underpinned by wall-rattling polyrhythms drawn from funk, EDM, hip-hop, Congolese dance music and Afrobeat. Their influences range from Van Morrison to Fela Kuti to Beethoven – it’s all grist to the high-energy mill.

Samba Dance Brazil was established in 2008; performing in Ireland, Brazil, Northern Ireland, Italy, England, amongst other countries. Their mission: show the Brazilian culture, all over the world through the music and dance. Their Objective: make people enjoy and dance during our performance. Corporate performances were held at Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, RTE, RDS, UCD, Real Brazil, Dublin City Council, Ireland Got Talent; agencies: Neon, Tyrone, Aya and Steppin out.

Theatre performer and writer Tiziana performs an extract of her new play: It’s a small world. Italians and locals bump into each other in a traditional Dublin pub and chat over drinks. What’s the difference between Italians from the north and the south of Italy? And what are the reactions of the Irish pub-goers? You will laugh and cry, and question many of the commonly-held assumptions about cultures, countries and nationalities. Inspired by a true story

The Zoryanna’s tribal movement is inspired by the folkloric traditions dances of the Middle East, India, North Africa, Indonesia and Spanish traditions. We are equally influenced by ancient and contemporary world music


Our happenings will enliven the centre of the plaza where performances by Spiralites, Casa Peru, Samba dance Brazil, Bollywood Fusion, Zouk Ireland, The Zoryanna, Dukat, Alma Boliviana, Love Egyptian Dance, Gray School of Arms & Morro Sixteen.

Bollywood Fusion

Bollywood Fusion Ireland is a Multinational, cultural dance group based in Dublin that have been promoting and performing Indian dance for 5 Years. They have been entertaining audiences all over ireland and internationally with dance styles like Kathak, Bahngra, Lavani and Bollywood.They have traveled to Spain and India to further their technique and style under the guidance of their tutor Hemant Devara.”

Casa Peru (Ireland) was created with the main objective of promoting Peruvian culture in Ireland. They aim to accomplish this by showcasing & teaching traditional folk dancing, cuisine degustation, Peruvian-made film projections and organising talks to introduce Peruvian literature among other activities.

Come learn about their traditional dances! You don’t need to be a professional dancer or Peruvian!


Forró Ireland was formed officially in May 2014 by a group of friends who love all things forró. Their mission is to make forró grow here in Ireland. They aim to do this by providing top quality classes, fantastic parties and bringing the best teachers from across the world to share their skill in their wonderful workshops. More than that, they want to pass on their love of forró to each of you. So if you’re wondering what that song is, how that movement works, etc just ask. We believe that our passion for the dance and music will be contagious! Come try!

Gray School of Arms

Nathan Gray has been performing for 23 years. His idols are teacher Ton Puey, and movie icons like Jackie Chan. He has performed on stage and in film as well as taught spanish swordsmanship all over Ireland and internationally. Come try the workshop, he has a begginers course starting in September and running through to October.

Rhythm Africana

Justine Nantale originally from Uganda is a lead dance facilitator in Rhythm Africana.

Justine has worked part-time as a music and dance teacher for Ballyfermot Community Centre, Dublin, in the past and she taught music and drama classes for children 4-12 years for a St Vincent de Paul summer camps, facilitated similar workshops in Dublin City Centre which resulted in an intercultural evening with a children’s concert. Her workshops involve music, dance and games in unique rhythms and have received very positive feedback from participants, teachers and parents

One of Justine’s biggest passions is integration and making a real positive change and has performed for various developmental Organisations like Trocaire, Camara Education, Global Citizenship schools, Concern, Dunlaoghaire refugee project and many more”. Drawing on personal experiences of love, life and the social concerns of young people to create work, her poems will last long in the memory of anyone who dares to listen.

Kids & Youth Workshops

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DabbleDoo Music

As seen in the Irish Times, DabbledooMusic is an award-winning new approach to music education that uses animated and colour-coded graphic notation to get everyone making music, regardless of age, ability or experience! Workshops times: 2pm-2:30pm / 3pm-3:30 / 4pm-4:30 / 5pm-5:30 / 6pm-6:30)

(Ever wondered how special effects were made in the film. Learn with TechSpace facilitator Mauricio Figueroa from Rodaan Productions how it’s made. Workshop times: 2pm-3pm / 3:20pm-4:20pm / 4:40pm-5:40pm / 6pm-7pm Ten spaces available at a time, please register at the tent on the day for your workshop time.


Developed by youths from Stoneybatter and Smithfield area, this exhibition is their own creation. Tackling youth and identity issues, the young people created their own crests representing their community. Come participate in making a crest representing Dublin’s young community and why not make your own countries flag to add to our bunting on the way?

Third Space Community Zone

Third Space has been a constant supporter of BlueFire and our events throughout the years. Visit their space for music and interactive activities with their resident communtity groups.

Youth Talks

Our most popular zone is returning again this year. Come hear speakers from various organisations speak about the Arts, Interculturalism and Youth in Dublin City. Talks by: The Immigrant Council of Ireland, The Democratic School of Ireland, MERJ, and youth artist Jane Fogarthy.