Bristol Upfest 2015 - in pictures

Artists from all over the globe headed to Bristol as Europes biggest free street art and graffiti festival 'Upfest' reaches its 7th year.

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Europe's largest graffiti festival hit Bristol this weekend leaving the streets decorated with vibrant murals; taking place in the Bedminster and Southville areas, Upfest attracted more than 250 Artists from 25 countries.

Crowds were invited to watch as renowned street artists like Guy Denning, Martin Ron and even the world famous Thierry Noir painted live on 30,000 square feet of surfaces. The estimated 27,000 visitors were also able to enjoy live music, street food and free workshops.

The city has an outstanding reputation for street art with areas like Stokes Croft, Gloucester Road and North Street featuring large urban masterpieces. Spanish artist Aryz's contribution to the "see no evil" collection in 2011 on North Street has become a major tourist attraction and Bristol is thought of as the hometown of the world famous Banksy.

EY.jpg
An artist works on artist Martin Ron's mural on the side of the Tobacco Factory in Bedminster

GettyImages-482125110.jpg
A man takes a photograph in front of a piece of street art as part of the ongoing Upfest 2015 festival being held in Bedminster on July 27, 2015

GettyImages-482125108.jpg
John Nation, a guide from Bristol Street Art Tours shows a piece of street art as part of the Upfest 2015 festival

EYEYEYEY.jpg
Mural by My Dog Sighs is seen on the side of the Bristol Beer Factory

Bristol 4_2.jpg
People pass a piece of street art by the artist Inkie in Bedminster, Bristol 27th July 2015

Bristol 6.jpg
Artist works on mural as part of Upfest 2015

Bristol 1.jpg
Crowds enjoy sunshine during the festival which took place this weekend (24th-27th July)

Bristol 2.jpg
Mural displayed on the side of the Rising Sun pub on Alfred Road

Queen.jpg
A Mural by artist T.wat referencing the Queen's recent nazi salute media controversy was a major attraction at the festival.

Bristol 8.jpg
Street Art Fans have since flooded Bristol to see the finished murals

Bristol 9.jpg
Details from a mural featuring Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen and Elliot the Dragon.

Bristol 10_4.jpg
Man takes photograph of large animal mural on Bedminster high street

Comments