Upfest is back! Promising to be bigger and better than ever as organisers announce the return of Europe's largest street art festival on the 28 & 29 May 2022.
Upfest is renowned for bringing together street art’s freshest talents and this summer festival fans can expect to see incredible murals emerging in the streets of Bedminster starting from 5 of May. Following three weeks of street painting, the festival weekend will see hundreds of artists painting live with festival hubs at Tobacco Factory and Ashton Gate Stadium. For the first year the festival will take over Greville Smyth Park as its main venue with music and live painting across the weekend.
In 2020 the festival was brought to us on our computer screens with Virtually Upfest; a digital version of the festival which allowed Upfest’s fans to experience over 30 new pieces of artwork in a completely different way than before. The 2021 #75walls saw 75 artist's complete 75 new murals across Bedminster, including Insane51’s remarkable 3D mural on the festival's landmark location, The Tobacco Factory.
Artist applications will open later in January and more announcements will follow including the announcement of this year’s Festival Artist followed by the full line up of artists.
Helping make the festival possible are POSCA Paint Pens and Kobra Spray Paint, providing artists with materials to create masterpieces.
The festival is subject to licensing and site permissions approval.
To keep up to date with all information and announcements on festival plans, you can follow Upfest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Upfest stories and street art walk on Yuup
Explore the streets of Bedminster and discover the stories behind the art of Upfest, Europe's largest street art and graffiti festival.
As you take in each piece you’ll hear about Bristol's own street art story and the history of Upfest, which now attracts the world’s greatest graffiti artists each year. Around 100 artworks can be found in Bedminster and your hear how a selection of them were created.
Get ready to discover the hidden gems of Upfest’s lesser known art, as well as globally acclaimed pieces.
Date of Event
|Dates: (28 May 2022 - 29 May 2022)|
* Dates may be subject to change