Upfest launches Crowdfunder for 2022 festival

Europe’s largest free, live street and urban art festival Upfest needs your help to reach the £30,000 fundraising target by the 10th of April to make this year’s festival happen.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the Upfest has launched its crowdfunding campaign through fundsurfer.com/upfest  as the event is setto return to the streets of South Bristol on 28th – 29th May with its biggest ever line-up of local, national and international artists.

Six Sisters – Photo Credit Hannah Judah

The crowdfunding programme enables the Upfest team and volunteers to put on this free festival year after year. This goes towards paying for the vital infrastructure it takes to manage the tens of thousands of visitors, as well as providing materials to the festival’s 400+ attending artists who all financially support themselves with travel and accommodation for the festival.

In addition to supporting this year’s festival, street art fans can also get their hands on the fourth edition of the official Upfest book which they can purchase over on Fundsurfer for £30. An optional limited edition framed copy includes a surprise back cover featuring an exclusive piece of original artwork from some of your favourite street artists featured in the book. The best bit, in a street art “lucky-dip”, you don’t know which artwork you’re going to get.

In addition to the launch of the latest Upfest book, contributors to the crowdfunding can also get their hands on an eclectic mix of fabulous rewards from having their own mural created by Farrah to a Stencil Workshop with Diff.

Stephen Hayles, Upfest founder said: “We’re incredibly proud of the growth of Upfest over the past 15 years. However, as we’ve grown so too has the cost to run the free festival.

“Crowdfunding has always played a huge part in funding Upfest and presents a perfect opportunity to raise the money needed to put on the festival and also give something back to the people who support us each year. As we are moving to our first ever park location, we are excited to be able to host more people than ever amongst our artists live painting in one of Bristol’s best green spaces.”

To donate and grab these exclusive rewards please visit fundsurfer.com/upfest To keep up to date with all Upfest news and announcements, visit the festival’s website and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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