Dublinternational on in Smithfield

Dublinternational was founded to connect with, and provide a platform for the wide variety of arts in our now multicultural city, and to create a space where people from diverse cultures could meet, BlueFire is now a thriving at producing events for 6 years. Bringing together over 150 artists, from a mixture of professional and amateur backgrounds, the festival is an eclectic mix of Dublin’s arts scene.
Central to

Dublinternational is Community Engagement, wherein the lead up we bring people from diverse cultures together to create an element, performance or art installation for the festival. Many of the young people we work with wouldn’t previously have had the opportunity to engage with the arts in a meaningful way, or had the opportunity to connect with people from different cultures.

Dublinternational is run by a team of young volunteers and they work hard throughout the year to transform Smithfield Square into a colourful and stirring celebration of Dublin’s diversity.

BlueFire Street Fest’s first edition took place in Wolfe Tone Square with about 3,000 visitors. We transitioned to Smithfield Square the following year and started offering more activities and performances. Today, the festival is the flagship event of BlueFire (the organisation), attracting over 10,000 people on an annual basis.

This continues to be an incredible journey for us all and we are grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout this journey. We can’t wait to celebrate the 6th #Dublinternational with you on 15th September 2018!

Street Performers
Ali Campbell
Andrea Facco
Bollywood Fusion
Carlinhos Cruz
Claire Z
Dame Lane
Des Ebelle
Love Egyptian Dance
Mekkan Ju
Samba Dance Brazil
Tiziana Soverino
The Zoryanna

Happenings
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
Casa Peru
Forro Ireland
Gray School of Arms
Rhythm Africana

Kids & Youth Workshops
DabbleDoo Music:
Greenscreen workshop with Rodann Productions
TeenZone