05 Friday 05th September 2014
Upfest will return next year with over 250 of the most cutting edge and diverse graffiti artists the world has to offer, descending on Bristol to create over 30,000 square foot of artwork across the festival weekend. The festival raises money for The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) which offer a confidential phone line for children affected by alcoholism within the family unit.
Artists will paint to a soundtrack of fantastic live music of funk, soul, reggae and old school hip hop in locations all over Bedminster including the Tobacco Factory, Hen and Chicken, The Steam Crane and Spotted Cow.
Upfest founder Stephen Hayles explains;
“After a break in 2014 we’re raring to go with next year’s festival and it’s going to be back bigger and better than ever before. Saturday and Sunday will be a weekend of painting and music, while we’ve moved the festival to during the summer holidays so families can come along on Monday 27th July for a more relaxed look round all the finished artworks and partake in workshops and special children’s activities. We’ve got some top names in the pipeline for next year so visitors can expect some great additions to the streets of Bedminster.”
Artist registration for the event will be open in January 2015 via the Upfest website. For more information please visit www.upfest.co.uk, like Upfest on Facebook and follow the festival on Twitter: @upfest
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