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Upfest 2018 WILL go ahead as fundraising target reached

Upfest 2018 attracts thousands to Bedminster every year. Credit: ITV News

Upfest 2018 will go ahead after fundraisers have reached their target of £20,000. The event will see 400 artists from around the world showcase their work in Bedminster, Bristol.

The event, to be held in July, will be the 10th time it's been held. Around 50,000 people are expected to walk around Bedminster during the event to see the work being created.

400 artists from around the world take part in the event. Credit: ITV News

Organisers say it costs £125,000 to run Upfest and were fundraising for part of that to go towards costs of things like artist materials, insurance, first aid and cleaning.

Will Upfest 2018 go ahead? Just one day to go for fundraisers

Artists from all over the work come to Bristol to showcase their work. Credit: ITV News

Organisers of Bristol's Upfest, who are asking the public to help fund this year's event, are just 15 hundred pounds off their target with just one day to go.

The event is Europe's largest free urban art festival and this year would be their tenth anniversary. The event held in July attracts hundred of artists from around 70 countries wanting to showcase their work.

The art stands out strikingly from its surroundings. Credit: ITV News

Thousands of people attend the event every year - walking around Bedminster to take in pieces by the artists from all over the world.

You can help to fund this year's event here


Upfest graffiti festival will go ahead this year

Credit: ITV West Country

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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