More than 250 artists are expected, including international stars DALeast from China, Faith 47 from South Africa, C215 from France, Peeta from Italy, and Inkie and Turroe of Bristol.
Car parks, a skate park, a theatre, beer gardens, and streets have been designated in the Southville area of Bristol to be taken over by graffiti, and street artists, and illustrators.
These same artists will also be selling new canvas work, with prices ranging from £25-£500 and part of the proceeds going toward keeping the festival free organisers say.
Sphiza, an artist from Bristol’s twinned city of Porto, Portugal, will be painting live. Her work focuses on facial expression.
She’ll be joined by other artists including Goin from France, Eoin from Ireland, JBAK from Germany, Remo from USA, Neuzz from Mexico, Peacetu from Brazil, and Narcelio Grud also from Brazil.
Graffitti writer Truroe has designed the overall look of this year’s festival and will curate the Dean Lane Skate Park urban artwork. He will also partner with Ryder to work on a replica subway piece.
Upfest will be based at the Tobacco Factory and throughout North Street, Southville, Bristol from 25-27 May. It is free to attend.