UPFEST is coming back to Weston after a successful turnout last year.

Running from May 24 until June 4, the Weston Wallz, which is in partnership with Weston-super-Mare Town Council, Culture Weston and Arts Council England, will be showcasing unique murals from local, national and international artists. The large-scale pieces of artwork will decorate Weston's walls.

Building on the success of previous years, residents and visitors can check out pieces from a myriad of street artists, including:

  • Insane51.
  • Curtis Hylton.
  • Sian Storey.
  • TeaOne.
  • Vee.
  • Damien Jefferies.
  • David Puck.
  • Aspire.
  • Caryn Koh.
  • Emily Joy Rich.
  • Sophie Long.
  • Acerone.
  • Bev G Star.
  • Bex Glover.
  • Paul Monsters.

Upfest co-founder, Stephen Hayles, said: “It’s great to be coming back to Weston-super-Mare. The amount of support we get here is amazing and big thanks to the town council and Culture Weston for inviting us back again and investing into this initiative and our artists.

"We are excited to continue on the street art trail so if anyone has a building or property that would be good to add to the project then get in touch.”

Malcolm Nicholson, town clerk, said: “The Town Council is extremely proud to have initiated this project, now in its third year to enhance Weston-super-Mare.

"The works to date have been greatly received by both residents and visitors to the town. Heritage, arts and culture is an important part of the Town Council’s strategy and we look forward to once again working with Steve and the team at Upfest in 2023 alongside our other community partners at Culture Weston who help support this fantastic project.”

Tom Newman, Culture Weston programmer, concluded: “Weston Wallz has continued to build on the growing popularity and reputation for incredible street art in the town and we’re beyond thrilled to see its return to the seafront for 2023.

"It’s rewarding for the entire community, and bringing even more murals and adding to our cultural landscape is another great reason to draw in new and returning visitors.”

The Upfest team are currently looking for owners of prominent buildings in and around the town centre that could be considered for the new collection of murals to get in touch. Please contact Emma@upfest.co.uk to register your interest.