Europe’s biggest live urban art festival, Upfest will be back on 23rd-25th July with more than 300 artist descending on the streets of Bedminster and Southville to add their cutting edge and diverse pieces to what is fast becoming Bristol’s most colourful neighbourhood. Tens of thousands of visitors are drawn to the area for this weekend of superb street art, many of them coming from outside the city.
Taking place on the same weekend as The Other Art Fair at the Arnolfini, it means Bristol will be awash with art lovers and with both events just a short walk apart, visitors can enjoy them together while visiting for the weekend.
While much of the Upfest action takes place on North Street and the streets that join it, South Street Park is a hub for families with plenty of activities and workshops for children. With music and street food thrown in, Upfest has grown from a few guys indulging their passion on a wall to a huge cultural gathering.