Finally after a two year break, Upfest has returned to Bristol!
With over 300 artists painting live over the weekend, this event is unlike any other and is Europe’s biggest graffiti festival.
I came here with my sister and we had a great time walking around Bristol, and seeing all of the different art. I couldn’t upload every photo I took so these are some of my favourite pieces.
Bristol is infamous for its graffiti art and is heavily rumoured to be the home of the elusive Banksy. Our city is full of his art, my favourite being Woman With the Pearl Earring by the Children’s Hospital.
Upfest began in 2008 and was originally planned to be a group of 20 artists displaying their painting skills for a day in Bristol. However once the word was out, this quickly grew to 50 artists has been growing ever since.
The Tabacco factory has always been the venue for Upfest and also holds some fantastic food and drink stalls. It’s a perfect place to refuel and begin your walk around the amazing Upfest art.