A world-renowned street art festival is returning to Bristol this weekend for its 15th year after being canceled during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 20,000 people expected to land at Bedminster

More than 20,000 people are expected to descend on Bedminster to see some of the latest murals and artworks created for Upfest. Hundreds of artists will also perform at Ashton Gate Stadium and Greville Smith Park.

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after three weeks of painting

Brand new Upfest murals were completed on 25 May, which begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday 28 May, three days before the actual festival. The festival was first established in 2008 and has since been the first of its kind in Europe. It has become one of the biggest events.

Traveling to perform from the other side of the world

It started 15 years ago with a handful of people in a tobacco factory but has now become an event where artists travel to perform from the other side of the world. Due to the pandemic, there were several years where it The festival could not take place – organizer and founder Steve Heales told ITV News a sigh of relief to be back.

With the return of the festival after three years

It’s an absolute pleasure to host these incredible artists as they create brand new murals for Upfest.” It’s wonderful as ever to see the fantastic work come to life before your eyes and we’re in Bristol as well as around the world. Proud to host artists here.”

What to see at Upfest in Bristol?

Showing his support for Ukraine, street artist Carl Reid unveils a portrait of the president
Zelensky is depicted as Superman for his latest piece.

one of the graffiti artists

hazardous, known as one of the Guardian’s Top 5 Female Graffiti Artists, has painted a new mural at the Old Bookshop. It features female figures – something Hazard is famous for.