UPFEST 2018

10th Anniversary of Europe's largest & FREE Street Art & Graffiti festival featuring 400 artists from 70 countries painting live across south Bristol

About me

I'm Stephen Hayles, co-founder and lead organiser of Upfest - The Urban Paint Festival, established in 2008 by a small team of like minded individuals who just wanted to create a space for artists to come together, have a paint and show off their skillz. The team, now made up of 80+ volunteers, will host 400 artists from across the globe painting in front of 50,000 visitors to what has become the largest & FREE event of it's kind in Europe.

Ashton Gate Stadium, Upfest 2017: Photo Credit Paul Box


About this project

The ethos of our festival is inclusion, therefore keeping the festival as a free event has been our goal for the past ten years. Every year our team spend months gaining appropriate sponsors, traders and local businesses to support our independant festival, but with costs over £125,000 we're asking those that can afford it to once again help out as they so often have done and see Upfest continure for many years to come. 

Our 2018 festival budget breaks down as follows:

Materials & Equipment 24% // Security, First Aid & Cleaning 20%  // Artist Materials & Costs 16% (£20,000), Marketing 11%, Management Fees & Admin  8%, Insurance & Licences 7%, Location Costs 7%,  Other Costs 7%

We need to raise £20,000 towards this years costs, supporting attending artists with materials and the equipement needed to paint our huge walls.

Kobra at Upfest 2017: Photo Credit Nick Clague

 


Support and be REWARDED

Not only will you be supporting an incredible event, but many of our artists have given up designs, artwork & clothing in order for you to be further rewarded for your generousity. Whether you pledge a fiver for an Upfest smile or £1,500 for a baked bean chair, the crew, artists and volunteers massively appreciate any support you can give.

Cany the Kizard on the Upfest Sub at Upfest 2017: Photo Credit Paul Box

Xenz & Will Barras on the Masonic at Upfest 2017: Photo Credit Paul Box


Support and WIN

As if supporting such an amazing event was not enough and also being rewarded with spectacular gifts, everyone who donates to the festival will be entered into a free prize draw for a festival weekend stay at our offical festival hotel partner the Mercure at The Grand Hotel, situated in the heart of the city. 

A two night stay (Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th of July, Room for 2) is up for grabs in this stunning listed building. Mercure Grand Hotel, having recently undertaken a £4million renovation of this historic building, artwork at the hotel was provided by Upfest artists to give a unique blend of street art style against the hotels stunning Victorian features.

Mercure Grand Hotel

Check out this review of renovations at the Grand by travel blogger Heather Cowper HERE


The team

Upfest is made up of three full time members, five directors, twenty year round key volunteers and another fifty helping out over the festival period. If you can't support financially but are able to offer some time please fill out our online volunteer form HERE

Jimmer Willmott at Upfest 2017: Photo Credit Paul Box


Thanks

Big UP to everyone that pulls together to make Upfest possible, from the artists who travel under their own steam from across the globe, to our sponsors who massively contribute to hosting our free festival and especially our ninja crew of volunteers, we love you all...

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£100 – NEW REWARD - 'LUSTRE' by 2018 Festival Artist JODY

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Official Upfest 2018 artwork by JODY, Limited Giclee print on Portrait White fine art paper. Signed and numbered edition of 100. (Size A2)

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£5 – Upfest Smile

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£10 – Sticker Pack

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You'll receive a limited run pack of stickers from a selection of upfest 2018's artists

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£10 – 10yr Anniversary Tote Bag

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You'll receive a limited edition 10yr anniversary tote bag with Bristol design by Oli T

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£12 – Upfest pin badge

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You'll receive a limited edition 10yr anniversary pin badge

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£15 – Andy Council Kids Tee

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£20 – Upfest pin badge and sticker pack

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£20 – Nitty Gritty Upfest Tour

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Your chance for a behind the scenes tour of Upfest, A chance to view last years artwork before it all changes, with insights into plans for this year from Upfest co-founder, the Upfest posterboy Stephen Hayles.

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£20 – Upfest Sketchbook and Posca Pens

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£20 – Bristol Ferry Family Day Ticket

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£20 – Pack of 4 graffiti books

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£20 – Upfest Vs South Bristol Tee

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You'll receive a premium tri-blend material for super-soft, vintage, lightweight style tee.

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£25 – Stencil Workshop

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Ever fancied learning how to cut and spray a stencil, now's your chance a 3hr stencil workshop from the monkey man himself Matti

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£25 – Posca Illustration Workshop

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Your chance to learn from Posca Pen illustrator master Bill Giles in a 2hr workshop on June 16th (10am or 1pm). All materials included.

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£25 – Graffiti Workshop with Loch Ness

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You'll receive a voucher to attend a two hour graffiti workshop with Loch Ness on the 8th of July (10am or 1pm), this will take place at the Upfest Gallery Garden, Bristol. All materials included.

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£30 – Colour your own T-shirt, with posca pens

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Customise you're own T-shirt, you'll receive an exclusive designed T-shirt by Miss Wah, along with 3 5M posca pens

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£40 – Upfest Sweatshirt

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You'll receive an Upfest screen printed sweatshirt designed by Voyder

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£40 – Fanakapan Resin Spray Cap

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£45 – Bristol Ferry- Avon Gorge Trip

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A family ticket on the Bristol Ferry Avon Gorge trip, a 3.5 hours cruise down the magnificent Avon Gorge. With an entertaining and informative commentary throughout, there's no better way to see this historic entrance into the city.
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£50 – Artist Blackbook

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Want your own artist blackbook? Well we've started it for you with ten upfest artists staring the 1st page, artists include Cheo, Andy Council, Boswell, (sent at random).

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£65 – 10 yr Upfest goodie bag

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The reward not to be missed! You'll receive a limited edition tote bag filled with, a mini print by this years festival artistJody, a sticker pack, an upfest tee, a limited edition pin badge, posca pens and upfest sketchbook

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£95 – Natural Order By Philth

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You'll receive a signed and numbered copy of this stunning four colour limited edition screen print by Philth, Edition of 40, A2.

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£100 – Sex Tax by T.wat

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£110 – Sentient Beings by Nomad Clan

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£135 – Forever By Copyright

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£200 – She's a Waterfall By Will Barras & Xenz

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You'll receive a Hand Finished print by Will Barras and Xenz based on their 2017 festival wall. Ed.30 all unique, sent at random (size 40 x 50 cm)

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£300 – Pair of VIP Nass Tickets

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You'll get a pair of VIP NASS tickets, camping with Thursday arrival, with a VIP ticket you'll have access to an exclusive area with exclusive DJs and share the experience with all their professional athletes. 5th-8th July, Bath & West Showground.

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£1,500 – Cozy Heinz Chair

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You'll receive this amazing custom made Heinz Beans chair, designed and fabricated by DIFF & PRO-PAINT, currently on display at the Upfest Gallery, Bristol - Regular price £1,700

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£20 – Upfest T-shirt

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£30 – Lucky Lucky Cat

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£275 – Upfest 17 Emily Donald Artwork

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You can have this beautiful orignal artwork created at Upfest 17 By Emily Donald, Size 120 x 120 cm (Reward cost excludes delivery outside of Bristol).

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£500 – Aspire Mural

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Have your home or office wall designed and painted by festival artist Aspire, this is a one time reward so act quickly. (Max wall size 8 square meters, located within 10 miles of Bristol or London ).

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£500 – Bex Glover Mural

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Have your home or office wall designed and painted by festival artist Bex Glover, this is a one time reward so act quickly. (Max wall size 3 square meters, located within 10 miles of Bristol)

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Have your home or office wall designed and painted by festival artist Paul Monsters, this is a one time reward so act quickly. (Max wall size 8 square meters, located within 10 miles of Bristol ).

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£500 – Sophie Long Mural

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Have your home or office wall designed and painted by festival artist Sophie Long, this is a one time reward so act quickly. (Max wall size 3 square meters, located within 10 miles of Bristol ).

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