Upfest 2011

THE FESTIVAL TO BE AT THIS SUMMER
FREE ENTRY - - FREE ENTRY - - FREE ENTRY

Europe’s largest free urban paint festival; Upfest, is now in its fourth year and is preparing to take over its cultural home Bristol by welcoming over 250 artists and 40 DJs, Groups & Human Beatboxers to the event this summer between 4th and 5th June 2011.

‘The Urban Paint Festival’ is now firmly established as the main event for street art in Europe. The two day explosion of events attracts urban artists from all over the world who flock to The Tobacco Factory - the festival’s birthplace, as well as a number of locations across the city.

Big names in national street art culture Don, Inkie and Spqr set up their temporary home alongside home grown talents Cheo, Jody and Lokey.

Upfest partner Stephen Hayles explains why this has become such an integral part of the UK graffiti scene:

“Bristol is established as the home of graffiti in the UK; the whole country and now even the world has attributed this to the City. We are proud to be a part of this movement and will continue to provide a platform for brand new artists to break onto the UK urban art scene. The fact that it’s free just makes it even more exciting.”

The festival helps raise funds and more importantly awareness for the Bristol based charity NACOA who work to address the problems children have growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism. Upfest is a completely volunteer led festival and has so far raised £15,000 for the charity. Download the flyer here.

Artists appearing:

Tobacco Factory - 4IRE . AMBRET . ARMY LION ASONE . BLAM . BRICKZANDSTONES BS51 CARNEIRO . DEED . DNT . ELMS . ESTUM . FAKE FOUNDRY . HALO . IAN PHENNA . IVES ONE . JOKES LEE JONES . MACISM . MARTIN WHATSON . MINTO MOS SHAW . MOTOR . PIKTO . SACH . SCOTCH SHIONE . SMUG . SORSE-SLOW . SOULRELICS STEDHEAD . SUZKO . T.WAT . THE DARK . TONAMI

Vector Seating - AGENT PROVOCATEUR . ANDRE CAINES . ASTRO . BANDITO . BINTYKINS . BUNGLE CARL CASHMAN . CARLEEN DE SOZER . CHANG04 CITYZENKANE . DAMO . DAN WILSON . DANK DEAMS . ESSEX ROCKERZ . FAUNAGRAPHIC . FAYE BINZA . FESTA . FINGERFOOD . GOIN . HBIAIN SELLAR . ICANONE . IRIA POL . JAMES DAWS JOHN CURTIS . K74 . KOZE . LADY RINTH . MALARKY MATT LATCHFORD . MATTI . MIDASONE MISTER.ZERO . N4T4 . ONGA . PHILTH . ROO SMATES SNUB23 . SPQR . THEODORE . TIM MINESS TRANS1

Raleigh Road -“…” . ALTS . CANVAZ . CHIBALOVE DDG & HEBE . DINDIN . DON . DV.ONE . FAMOUS WHEN DEAD . FUNKY RED DOG . HEGER . KARL READ . KATO . KID30 . KLINGATRON . LEEKS . LEFTERY . LISPENCIE . MR. FAHRENHEIT . PHIL HARVEY . STEIN . STENCILNOIRE . STEPHEN BALL . T3 . TINKICKERTONA . UNIT 91 . ZEEZEE

North Street Green - AFEKT . ALEX DE QUERZEN . ASOK . ASPIRE . BABYLONMAN . BEN OAKLEY . BIRD . BIROBENT . BORN . BOYO WTR & MR ZEE TTK . BROWNBULB . CASIE-GRAPHICS . CHEK ONE . CHEO . DAVID VEROONE . DAZZA DDEUZ . DUSKONE ENEMY ONE . FINGERS . FLITBOMB . FLO & DOODLEDUBZ . FRANK STYLES . GLAMRURY . JAM FREE . JETHRO . JOE MCMILLAN JUSTAKIRST . KIT CLAYDON-JOHNS . KONE . KORPORATE . KRISHNA MALLA . LEWIS CAMPBELL . LILZ . MISH MASH . MISS C MONKEYARTYPRINTS . MYDOGSIGHS . NOL . OLI-T . OLIVER WINCONEK . OPTIKNERVE . PISTOL . PLEASE FLUSH . PROCESS . PROST PSYCONAUTES . RESKO . ROSE POPAY . RUBY BENTLEY . RUNPIGRUN . SAME . SE ONE . SHIZ . SOAP . SOLUS . SPACEHOP . SPINX- FBOIS . STAE . STRAVINARTIST & MR BIRDSEED . TEE CEE . THE FLY . THE PILOT A.K.A.AIRBOURNE MARK . WAKI . WIGZ1 . WILDE . ZESK

Try Again - ACERONE . INKIE . JODY . LOKEY . SEPR

Spotted Cow - 20/20 . BIGGULPS . CHEKO'S ART . DELL . DETOX . I-BEE-W . ID-IOM . JESS HARTRIDGE . KHOI . MANIAC . MARTIN RIMMER . MASAI . MIMIC . MR KEMP . NARCOZE . NATHANEAL DRAWS . PORG . SMIDGE . STU-ART . TONY TROWBRIDGE . VIC RUPSIN . ZINA

North Street Garage - REMMI ROUGH / JUICE 126

View Art Gallery - CASE . HERAKUT . MR JAGO

Hen & Chicken - D.B . DANNY O'CONNOR . DATA . DAVID CAIN . DOM W . JO PEEL , JOAB . KIMMINGS . LEE ELLIS . PAHNL SEBASTIAN PAPE . SNIK . STICKEE . TANKPETROL . ZACHB

Saturday & Sunday - Art Under The Flyover (Hotwells)

Saturday - Collaboration Nation in the Tobacco Factory Theatre

Sunday - Secret Wars in The Tobacco Factory Bar

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