Festival Information and FAQs | Upfest

Festival Information and FAQs

The street work traditionally painted during the festival weekend, will be created in May- July leading up to the festival weekend; giving more people the chance to witness these spectacular creations come to life first hand. The murals will be complete for viewing while over 250 artists paint live alongside music stages and food and drink experiences.












Opening Times

Saturday 28th August: Live painting 11-8 pm

Sunday 29th August: Live painting 11-8 pm,

Monday 30th August: Viewing and family day 10-3pm



Upfest is a FREE festival with all the artists painting for free and volunteers making it happen behind the scenes. No tickets are required but please do buy a programme and donate to NACOA.



Toilets are located at the tobacco factory and Greville Smyth Park, please use the facilities available as this is a residential area.

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First Aid

There are two First Aid points, situated in the Tobacco Factory courtyard,and Greville Smyth Park.


Lost Property

All lost property will go to the sales area at Greville Smyth Park, You will be required to fill out a form with the details of the lost item so we can ensure the correct items are returned.


Lost Children

There are two lost children points  situated in the Tobacco Factory courtyard, and Greville Smyth Park.


Food & Drink

Is available at both the Tobacco factory and Greville Smyth Park, with free water stations located at both venues

Please Drink Responsibly and keep the festival a safe environment by not bringing glass to the festival.


Volunteers and Marshals

The festival is run by an amazing group of volunteers both from Upfest and our supported charity, Nacoa. Please be kind to them, because without them we wouldn’t have this great festival. To spot a volunteer look out for the hi-vis vests.



We are very grateful that the community allows us to hold the festival here. This is a residential area please respect the neighbourhood by leaving venues quietly, using the bins and toilets provided.

Please help keep the area litter free by using the recycling points provided accross the festival site by Bristol Waste