Upfest 2018 partners with The Simpsons


17 May 2018


Free festival


In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival are partnering with global animated megastar family, The Simpsons.

Upfest will return to the streets of Bedminster, Southville and Ashton from Saturday July 28th to Monday, July 30th and this year festival goers will be treated to renowned artist interpretations of The Simpsons including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.

Having grown from humble roots ten years ago, Upfest now attracts more than 400 artists painting 50 venues throughout BS3. Some of the world’s best street artists travel from 70 countries and across the UK to live paint in front of 50,000 visitors. There are also music stages and art workshops.

This year three Upfest artists have been selected by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening to bring the characters to life in their own unique styles.

They are: Bao – born and raised in Hong Kong, she is known for her freestyle work with vibrant murals and illustrations.

Soker – a wildstyle writer and one of Bristol’s finest talents. He has been putting his mark on the city since the late 1980’s.

Nomad Clan – the collective of Cbloxx and AYLO, they are one of the most sought-after duos in the international global street art scene.

Steve Hayles, Upfest founder, says: “We’re incredibly pumped to be celebrating the iconic characters of The Simpsons — it’s a show truly loved by people of all ages. 2018 marks a significant milestone for us. Being our 10th Anniversary we wanted to go big and given the global phenomenon surrounding The Simpsons makes this the perfect collaboration.”

To be the first to hear about the 10th anniversary plans as they are announced, Upfest, crafted with Posca is encouraging artists and fans to sign up to the festival’s e-newsletter via the Upfest website www.upfest.co.uk or follow the festival @Upfest.Bristol on Facebook and @upfest on Twitter and Instagram.

Instagram @TheSimpsons.

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