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Festival Director

Maurizio Pittau
Other responsibilities: Creative Direction, Communication & Marketing Coordination, Website, Social Media, Content, Team Lead, Budgeting, PR, Venue Manager.
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Maurizio Pittau

Love Manager

Giuseppe Crupi
Other responsibilities: Partnership IIC, Poetry Reading, Short Video Competition

Giuseppe Crupi IFF

Volunteers Coordinator

Grazia Sesto
Other responsibilities: Flyers Distributions

Grazia Sesto

Box Office

Lorena Lampedecchia
Other responsibilities: Content Review

Lorena Lampedecchia

Partnership Manager

Valentina Settomini


Alessandra Lupino


Silvana Benetello, Daniele Capelli, Massimiliano Frino, Gaia Garofalo, Elena Mazza, Stefano Sale


The Italian Fusion Festival is the biggest Italian Festival in Europe. The third edition will take place on the 13th of July 2019 in Dublin from 7 o’clock ’til late at BelloBar, Portobello Harbour, Dublin.

The multicultural and multidisciplinary arts festival is organised by Radio Dublino, the only Italian language Irish Radio programme, running since 2013.

The festival aims at promoting cultural exchanges between Italy and Ireland through several bands based in Ireland whose music is the result of the collaboration between Irish and Italian musicians. All participating bands have performed on Radio Dublino shows and offer an exciting overview of the latest music trends in the Dublin scene. The festival lineup this yer is focused in Jazz music, poetry reading, visual art.

The Italian Fusion Festival Festival goals are:

  • To raise awareness about new trends in Irish music, visual art and poetry resulting from the encounter of people with Irish and Italian backgrounds.
  • To provide an opportunity for Italians and local mixed bands to perform live and increase their visibility.
  • The encourage cultural exchanges between Italy and Ireland.
  • To promote integration within the Italian community in Ireland.
  • To offer a platform for music and art developments in multicultural Dublin.

About the organiser of the Event

radioduublinoRadio Dublino is a weekly Italian radio magazine broadcasted since 2013 every Wednesday on Near FM at 9.30 pm. Near FM is a not for profit cooperative run by volunteers who manage their programmes autonomously and independently.

The programme managed by volunteers, addresses the Italian community in Dublin, Irish speakers of Italian and all residents in Ireland interested in Italian culture, Italian music and Italian language.

Radio Dublino was started in October 2013 by Maurizio Pittau and it was conceived as a place where the audience can feel at home and share views and opinions on Italy and Ireland from the expat point of view.

The programme addresses the Italian community in Dublin, Irish speakers of Italian and all residents in Dublin interested in Italian culture, Italian music and Italian language. Radio Dublino covers a variety of topics: Italian language teaching, news from Italy and Ireland, Italian music (rock, traditional, opera, jazz, folk, etc.), information about intercultural events in Dublin and interviews with Italians living in Dublin or Irish speakers of Italian.

The programme aims are:

  • Promote of the Italian language, music, art and culture
  • Encourage the integration of the Italian community in Dublin/ Ireland and the intercultural dialogue between Italians and Irish people.
  • Stimulate Irish speakers of Italian to keep up to date with the Italian language and the civilisation.
  • Encourage the active involvement and participation providing a platform where the presenters and the audience can express their ideas, share projects or promote events.

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