UPFEST 2022

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We’re back… and bigger than ever! UPFEST crafted with POSCA returns in 2022 with an earlier date and a whole new vibe

Upfest 2022

We’re back… and bigger than ever! Upfest returns in 2022 with an earlier date and a whole new vibe

This summer, our new format will see street painting from 100 artists between the 5th & 25th of May followed by the main festival taking over Greville Smyth Park from 28th to 29th May for our first ever ‘green field’ festival.

The boards and canvases previously found across a multitude of South Bristol venues will be brought together for a huge weekend-long celebration of street art in the spectacular park, the first time the space has been used for a festival, in addition to Ashton Gate Stadium, and The Tobacco Factory, the original Upfest venue.

The huge walls and murals traditionally painted during the festival weekend, will be created in the three weeks leading up to the festival weekend; giving more people the chance to witness these spectacular creations come to life first-hand. The murals will be complete for viewing while over 300 artists paint live alongside music stages and food and drink experiences.

We need to raise £30,000 from crowd funding, a sixth of our budget, towards this year’s costs to host the free festival for anyone to enjoy…so let’s make it happen people!

 

About this project

The ethos of our festival is inclusion, therefore keeping the festival as a free event has been our goal since 2008. Every year our team spends months gaining appropriate sponsors, traders and local businesses to support our independent festival, but with costs over £180,000 we're asking those that can afford it to once again help out as they so often have done and see Upfest continue for many years to come.

Our 2022 festival budget breaks down as follows:

Security, First Aid, Welfare & Cleaning 31%, Materials & Equipment 28%, Artist Materials & Costs 21%, Insurance & Licences  8%, Marketing 7%, Administration 2%, Other Costs 3%

 

The REWARDS! 

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 generosity. Whether you pledge a tenner or £1,500, it all goes a long way!

 

The team

Upfest is made up of three staff members, three directors, twenty five year-round key volunteers and another sixty-plus helping out over the festival period… these are some of the most dedicated and hard working people going and we couldn’t do any of this without them.

 

Thank You

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, Colin Moody for the awesome video, and especially our ninja crew of volunteers, we love you all...

 

Main Image Photo Credit: Photographer Hannah Judah,

Artists Bex Glover, Lucas Antics, Zoe Power, Gemma Compton, Sophie Long, Ejits

£31,660

pledged of £30,000 goal (GBP)

106% pledged

487

backers

This project ended on 10 April 2022

This is an all or nothing project. The funding target must be met by the time limit otherwise the pledges will be cancelled.

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£750 – NEW REWARD Mural by Ejits

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Have your home or office wall designed and painted by festival artist, Ejits this is a one time reward so act quickly. (Max wall size 3m x 2m located within 10 miles of Bristol)

£100 – Ltd Edition Upfest book

59 people want this

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You'll receive a Limited Edition framed Upfest IV book. The amazing artists who have painted over the last three years have created an original piece of art hidden behind the Book.
Reward Supported by Niche Frames

£40 – NEW REWARD 1-2-1 Personal Training Session

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This one to one personal training session will allow us to focus on what your goals are fitness wise and give you the knowledge to achieve this.
Personal Combat Training gym is located in central Bristol, we serve the local and wider community with premium facilities, equipment and coaches.

£100 – Festival Tree Friends By Squirl

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You'll receive a Limited Edition Giclee print by festival artist Squirl
Ltd Edition 100, Size 42 x 59.4 cm, Signed and numbered by the artist

£10 – Sticker Pack

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You'll receive a sticker pack designed by upfest artists

£10 – Tote Bag

34 people want this

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You'll receive an exclusive upfest Bristol tote bag designed by Soker

£20 – Posca & Sketchbook

17 people want this

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You'll receive an A5 upfest sketchbook with 3 Posca 3M pens

£20 – Posca pack

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You'll receive 8 5M poca pens in various colours

£20 – Merkwood Cap

6 people want this

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You'll receive a MerkWood Blue Geisha Snapback Grey with red blue and grey square patterned peek Large MKWD and Geisha front embroidery Small axe embroidery near rear snapback

£25 – Doodle Wall & Posca

7 people want this

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You'll receive a mini wall (donated by Elaine Carr) and four 3M Posca pens to create your own mini masterpiece

£25 – Squirl T shirt

23 people want this

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You'll receive a awesome T-shirt designed by festival artist Squirl

£25 – Posca workshop with John Curtis

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Your chance to learn from Posca Pen illustrator master John Curtis in a 2hr workshop. All materials included. Date TBC

£25 – Stencil workshop with Diff

14 people want this

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Ever fancied learning how to cut and spray a stencil, now's your chance a 2hr stencil workshop from Festival Artist DIFF. All materials provided. Date TBC

£30 – Upfest Book & sticker sheet

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Hot of the Press

You'll receive a copy of the latest Upfest Book, along with a sticker sheet from or festival friends

£50 – Festival Fox by Bex Glover

29 people want this

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You'll receive an exclusive fundsurfer timed release print By Bex Glover, this is only available through fundsurfer Size A3

£100 – Ethereal Skies by Sian Storey

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You will receive a Limited Edition Giclee print on 285gsm Portrait white paper, with deckled edge,
Ed, 100, Signed and numbered by the artist
40 x 40 cm

£100 – Bumble Butt By Sophie Long

8 people want this

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You'll receive a limited edition giclee print, hand finished by the artist, Size 40 x 40 cm

£500 – Portrait Painting by Caryn Koh

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Have your portrait painted on a 40cm x 40cm canvas by the extremely talented Caryn Koh - as seen on 'Portrait Artist of the Year 2021' with Sky TV.

£1,000 – Original Artwork by Andrew Burns Colwill

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You'll receive 'Watching a Whimbril' original artwork, 100cm x 60cm created on reclaimed wood on a boarded frame. Gifted by the incredible artist Andrew Burns Colwill

£55 – 1 Week Entry To Beginners Muay Thai / Kickboxing Classes

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This allows 1 weeks entry to Beginners Muay Thai and Kickboxing classes, these are a fantastic first step to improving your fitness and general strength.
Come down and learn some new skills!
Building a better you and strong community in a quality combat sport training facility.

£55 – 1 Week Entry to Strength and Conditioning Classes

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Strength and Conditioning classes are a fantastic way to assess your current fitness and improve.
Our Strength and Conditioning coach has over 15 years experience of knowledge and practice under his belt and is highly motivational. Perfect if you have been thinking about starting your fitness journey but don't quite know where to start.

£45 – 1-2-1 Personal Training Session (Boxing Focused)

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Personal trianing boxing sessions will be delivered by Wezley Pepworth, Head Coach of Stargate Sports. With a passion of boxing & knowledge in sport science, Wez will deliver professional standard sessions, whilst tailoring and delivering to all levels!

£55 – 1 Week Entry to Boxfit Classes

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Boxfit is what you think it is! Using boxing methods, the session incorporates punch combinations, boxing bag drills and a high intense workout. If you like to challenge yourself...you have found the right reward! We tailor all sessions to the individuals, ensuring everyone hits a new level, burns those extra calories or pushes that extra 10% harder.

£55 – 1 Week Entry to Beginners Boxing Classes

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Beginners boxing classes are fun, vibrant and full of energy! Each session delivering the fundamentals of boxing - from basic punches, to learning how to defend against them. Working individually and in paids, get ready to hit the bags and punch the pads! No contact or sparring within the beginners classes.

£250 – Original Artwork by 8mail?

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You'll receive 'Flare' original artwork, 61cm x 61cm created on reclaimed wood. Gifted by the incredible artist 8mail?

£25 – NEW REWARD- Inkie Upfest T-shirt

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You'll receive an exclusive designed upfest T-shirt, By Inkie

£25 – Graff workshop with Kid Crayon

20 people want this

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Your chance to attend a two hour graffiti workshop with Kid Crayon to take place at the Upfest Gallery Garden, Bristol. All materials included. Date TBC

£750 – NEW REWARD- Tozer Mural

1 person wants this

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Have your home or office wall designed and painted by festival artist, Tozer this is a one time reward so act quickly. (Max wall size 2m x 3m, located within 5 miles of Bristol).

£750 – Mural by Farrah

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Have your home or office wall designed and painted by festival artist, Farrah this is a one time reward so act quickly. (Max wall size 2 square meters, located within 10 miles of Bristol).

£750 – NEW REWARD Mural By HazzardOne

1 person wants this

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Have your home or office wall designed and painted by festival artist, HazzardOne this is a one time reward so act quickly. (Max wall size 3m x 2m located within 10 miles of Bristol).

£25 – Mystery pack

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You'll receive a mystery selection of items worth up to £50.
Including things like; T-shirts, Pin Badges, Tote Bags, Stickers, Pens, Books, Sketchbooks, Mugs, the list goes on...

£45 – Pogo-Animal Lampshade by Lucas Antics

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Get your hands on this 2 of a kind pogo-animal lampshade by the talented Lucas Antics!

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