The Upfest Crew are pleased to announce the return of Upfest - The Urban Paint Festival for 2016. The festival will take place between Saturday the 23rd and Monday 25th of July.
Following the huge success of 2015 which saw 300 artist from across the globe and over 30,000 visitors descend on Bedminster, south Bristol, the team are currently working on gaining funding and sponsorship to keep the event free!
Artist registration is due to open on the 29th of February and will close 28 days later. Artists please note, the team are very busy at this time of year and will be unable to respond to artist enquiries, please refer to the festival Q&A on our website at time of registration.
Cheo is one of Bristol’s most well known street artists who began drawing and painting graffiti characters in the mid 1980’s. With a very recognisable cartoon style that has been inspired by the comic book characters of Vaughn Bode. His trademark is a cute bumble bee character which can be seen on most of Cheo’s pieces, from sketches, colour marker illustrations and wall art.