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Bristol’s art festival Upfest celebrates officially The Simpsons in its 10th year

Europe’s largest street art festival is celebrating its 10 anniversary with the help of the iconic animated family, The Simpsons.

Upfest is returning to South Bristol in the UK this July 28 to July 30 with 2018 festival goers privy to renowned artist interpretations of The Simpsons characters, including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie.

This year, Upfest artists have been selected by The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening to bring The Simpsons to life through their unique styles.

Bao, Soker and Nomad Clan will each interpret The Simpsons throughout the festival. Upfest attracts over 400 artists painting 50 venues throughout Bedminster and Southville, Bristol.

Talented artists travel from 70 countires and across the UK to paint live on 60,000 square feet of surfaces in front of 50,000 visitors. The music stages and art workshops round off a visually spectacular weekend.

The festival has received 1,100 applications from artists from 84 different countries ranging from Denmark to South Africa, Malta, Argentia and even Nepal.

Steve Hayles, Upfest founder, said: “We are incredibly pumped to be celebrating the iconic characters of The Simpsons – it’s a show truly loved by people of all ages.

“2018 marks a significant milestone for us. Being our 0 anniversary we wanted to go big and given the global phenomenon surrounding The Simpsons makes this the perfect collaboration.”

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