Award winning international festival, Bring The Paint, returns to the streets of Leicester to host the UK’s street art event of the year.
World renowned artists from America, Australia, Tahiti, Mexico, Germany, France, Greece and the UK are transforming Leicester city centre with world-class mural paintings. The festival will bring together 50 street artists with headline internationally acclaimed painters including; SMUG, INKIE, INSANE 51, HOW & NOSM, TASSO, DOES, NOMAD CLAN, FLYING FORTRESS and WON ABC. Supported by Arts Council England, BID Leicester, Leicester City Council, De Montfort University, Montana Cans spray paint, Highcross Leicester and Pistonhead Foundation, Bring The Paint is set to bring international acclaim to a city on the rise.
Inspired by Leicester’s identity as one of the most diverse cities in Europe, this year’s edition of the festival will be about collaboration, bringing together artists from across the world who would not normally meet, and re-imagine this vibrant diverse destination.
The festival will attract 10,000 visitors to the city and paint giant buildings, bring to life vacant retail units, as well as create spectacular 3D floor art. There will be opportunities for children and families to get involved with workshops, music and food & drinks. To top it all off, the organisers will host an art fair, giving people the chance to purchase unique artwork.
Bring The Paint is taking place in Leicester city centre from 20th to 26th May 2019, with the main events happening on Saturday 25th May in the Cultural Quarter and Sunday 26th May at Frog Island / The Mill.
Artistic Director of Bring The Paint, Izzy Hoskins said, “We are incredibly excited to stage Bring The Paint international street art festival for the second time in Leicester. Our world-class lineup of artists speak for themselves and we are proud to be working with such an incredible cohort of writers. The festival is set to be one of the biggest street art events in the UK this year.”
Internationally acclaimed graffiti artist, INKIE said, “The strongest line up of any event in the UK, Bring The Paint is raising the bar yet again.”
Sponsored by BID Leicester, Director, Simon Jenner said, “BID Leicester is thrilled to be supporting Bring the Paint 2019 and building on the festival’s past success. The festival has an international reach, helping to put Leicester on the map as a street art destination and showcasing the city’s creative spirit. Our businesses will benefit from increased visitors to the city centre, and the festival’s legacy of vibrant and colourful artwork will continue to make
Leicester a more attractive place for residents and regular city centre users.”