Upfest 2020 Registration is now OPEN

UPFEST crafted with POSCA - 2020

Artist Registration for Upfest 2020 is open, and will close on the 3rd January, registrations received after this date will not be considered.

Welcome to Upfest - The Urban Paint Festival, Europe's largest street art and graffiti festival celebrating anything and everything that brightens up our streets. 
What's new for 2020?

We are changing the format of the festival for 2020 in order to deal with the increasing visitor numbers, the permanent wall pieces will be painted from the 15th May- 27th May in the build up to the live festival happening over the weekend 30th - 31st May at the Tobacco Factory and Greville Smyth Park.

Upfest is only possible with the amazing artists that travel under their own steam from far and wide and for this we are forever humbled.

Any practicing artist, graffiti writer or the like is welcome to register their interest in painting at the festival, all that we ask is that you're a nice person and happy to paint in front of 1000's of visitors. Due to the sheer volume of artists that attend the festival unfortunately we are unable to support individuals financially, we are not able to cover any travel or accommodation costs, we will however forward details of cheap accommodation and supply some materials.

Please note we are expecting in excess of 1000 registrations for around 400 spaces, if you are unsuccessful it's not that we don't want you, it's just we must put a limit on it somewhere. Please also note for 2020, if you have painted at Upfest before this does not guarantee you a spot (we want to give opportunities to many different artists). For 2020 due to the number of Bristol artists we will allocate them a minimum of 125 spaces from the 400, but as we usually receive more than 125 registrations not everyone will be successful.

Artists will be advised if they have been successful by the end of January, please be advised our team is extremely busy at this time of year, please refer to the Artist FAQ & Info before contacting the team.

With over 400 artists painting and permanent surfaces limited, the majority of artists will be offered a primed boarded surface which are erected for the festival, it will be suitable for spray paint, markers, and paints of most kinds.

If you will only attend Upfest if you are offered a permanent wall space, please just select the option ‘Permanent wall only’ in the application section. If you want the best chance of being offered a space please select ‘Any Space

Please complete all the details IN FULL to register for Upfest 2020, incomplete registrations will be deleted.

If you have any questions before registering please refer to the Artist FAQ & Info page.

To begin your registration, please state if you are applying as an individual, pair or crew.