The largest street and graffiti festival in Europe will go ahead in Bristol this year after all. It comes after Upfest launched a successful crowdfunding bid to raise £20,000 pounds to put it on.
More than 30,000 people are expected attend the event in Bedminster and Southville from 29 - 31 July. It showcases the work of some 300 artists from around the world.
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Bristol's street art and graffiti festival 'Upfest' takes place in the city this weekend.
More than 250 artists from all over the world will be painting at nearly 30 venues throughout Bedminster & Southville.
Artists get to paint live on 30,000 square feet of surfaces with the art on display for up to 25,000 visitors.
Monday will be a special family day with extra childrens' workshops for families to create their own street art.
Martin Ron, Argentinian artist, says the street art is what he likes to call "an open sky gallery" for all to enjoy.
Ever wanted to own a Banksy piece but just couldn't afford the price tag? Well we have good news, fans could get their hands on one of the artist's original creations - for just £10.
Upfest - which takes place in Bedminster and Southville - is giving away the Di-faced note to one lucky donor who gives £10 or more towards their crowd-funding campaign.
The money will contribute towards the £15,000 needed to support the festival this year. It will host some of the most popular street artists from across the world, including Inkie, Sepr, Dutch duo Telmo Miel, and the first man to ever paint the Berlin Wall – Thierry Noir.
We received a genuine Di faced Note from an old festival friend and wanted to use this as a way to raise money for our crowd-funding appeal, so what we are doing is asking for £10 donations and when we reach our £15,000 target each donor will be put forward into a prize draw to win the piece of art.
Upfest relies on the goodwill of a lot of people including volunteers and the lovely people of Bedminster & Bristol, but this year, we really wanted to make Upfest 2015 the best one to date!
We’re really thankful to everyone who has already donated towards our cause and they'll already be in the prize draw for the Di-faced Tenner!
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