The Italian Fusion Festival, the biggest Italian Festival in Europe, will continue this year despite the challenges posed by the health crisis which struck 2020. The fourth edition will go online on 25th July 2020 at 7 pm on YouTube and Facebook.
The Italian Fusion Festival, after three highly successful editions at the Grand Social and the Bello Bar in Dublin, will be taking place for the first time this year as an online streaming event and is free!
The multicultural and multidisciplinary arts festival is organised by Radio Dublino, the only Italian language Radio programme in Ireland which started in 2013. The event is sponsored by the Italian Institute of Culture.
The impact of Covid-19 has profoundly changed the current artistic landscape and has led artists to seek new ways of expressing themselves. We are proud to continue supporting artists in this unprecedented situation and we are presenting a number of acts which include live music, short videos and interviews.
The festival is proud to present you music by Susanne Savage, Maja Elliott, Julyo, Dario Rodighiero and Frank Francone.
In addition to music, we also present the short film competition which has been an integral part of the Italian Fusion Festival since its start and continues in this live stream edition. The aim of the competition is to offer a spotlight on international filmmakers in Ireland wishing to showcase their works on our platforms.
Radio Dublino, whose goal is to promote Italy in all its aspects and the local integration of the Italian community residing in Ireland, wishes to continue to support the local artistic community and offer its listeners an overview of the latest trends of the cultural scene in Dublin.
To acknowledge the challenges that artists are now experiencing, Radio Dublino is organising a fundraising campaign to sponsor a Covid19 Grant going to one artist based in Ireland. The GoFundMe campaign will raise funds to sponsor an artist whose work best represents the integration of Italian culture in the Irish setting.