BlueFire street fest takes place on Saturday, 20th September from 12 noon to 10pm in Smithfield. The organisers have put together a diverse lineup of artists, musicians and street performers from around the world to celebrate the different cultures of Dublin.
The main stage features acclaimed world-music bands from Dublin including the Irish/Polish band Mutefish; Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble, a 14 strong outer-national group of Afrobeat exponents from the four corners of the world; and Tig Linn, the band who performed for Obama. The aim of BlueFire is to bring ‘something different’ to the music scene and this lineup sounds about right.
As well as world music, street performers and art workshops, expect some unusual events on the programme. The Community Foundation is hosting its first ever ‘VitalTalks’ at the festival – a platform for 18-25 year olds to share their experiences of life as a young person today. There will also be language workshops and African dancing, drumming, salsa, capoeira and a graffiti jam.
Best of all it’s free. For more see BlueFireDublin.ie