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Upfest still hope to hold a 2020 festival

By martin booth, Tuesday Mar 31, 2020

Upfest could still take place this year, despite the festival being postponed from its original weekend at the end of May.

“We all find ourselves in a situation where no-one has the answer for how long before we are able to resume hosting events and getting together to collaborate, celebrate and paint,” said the Upfest team in a statement.

“As a volunteer led event with hundreds of artists heading to Bristol at their own cost to attend, we are massively grateful for everyone’s understanding while we navigate the coming weeks.

“We know how critical our paint jam is to get our community of artists and supporters together, as well as supporting the local economy of Bedminster and wider Bristol.

“We are taking best advice from the authorities to enable us to reschedule the date as soon as we can.”

A crowdfunding campaign due to end on April 5 has been changed to an open-ended campaign in order to keep on raising funds for Upfest and a rescheduled festival, which was due to return in 2020 following a year off in 2019.

Main photo by Thomas Katan

Read more: In photos: Upfest 2018

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