Europe's largest graffiti festival held in Bristol, is under threat

Upfest - Europe's largest graffiti festival may not happen this year. Credit: ITV News

Europe's largest graffiti festival, held in Bristol, is under threat unless organisers can find tens of thousands of pounds.

Upfest needs to raise £20,000 by Sunday 14 May to make sure that the event can go ahead this year.

Now in its 9th year, Upfest sees artists from more than 50 countries travel to paint live on the streets of Bedminster in Bristol.

The campaign is more than half way towards its £20,000 target. The cash is needed to help the festival team pay for infrastructure to manage the approximately 30,000 expected visitors.

Artists travel from more than 50 countries and all over the UK to take part. Credit: ITV News

This year is set to be special for one iconic Bristol figure. Aardman's Morph celebrates his 40th birthday this year and as a tribute, Bristol street artist CHEO, will spray this graffiti sketch of Morph live at the festival in July.

Morph gets a redesign at 40! Credit: Plaster Creative Communications