Upfest

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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.

Bordeaux Themed Art and Craft for Kids
Bristol and Bordeaux were officially twinned in 1947 – the first Anglo French city partnership and since then over 350 cities, towns and villages have followed Bristol’s pioneering example. The Bristol Bordeaux Partnership returns to Upfest with these Bordeaux art and craft workshops, inspired by two amazing Bordeaux street artists, for children in collaboration with Colourful Minds.

Helping make the festival possible are POSCA Paint Pens and Kobra Spray Paint, providing artists with materials to create masterpieces.

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.

Read more:

- Street Art in Bristol
- Bristol Festivals
- Banksy and street art hotspots in Bristol

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