Leicester: Details confirmed for annual street art festival

By Matt TaylorBBC News, Leicester

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Art murals will be added to Leicester’s buildings

An international street art festival will return to Leicester in May.

Bring The Paint, billed as “one of the biggest free art galleries in the world”, is supported by De Montfort University (DMU).

The fourth instalment of the event is set to take place 20 to 26 May with what organisers say is “one of the largest line-ups of internationally-acclaimed street artists in the UK”.

Exhibitions, workshops and large murals will be available throughout the city.

Fi Donovan, head of engagement and partnerships at DMU, said: “I am thrilled that DMU is once again supporting Bring The Paint.

“This dynamic event not only showcases Leicester’s incredible creative talent but also fosters inclusivity and pride in the city.

“A commitment to student experience and on campus community engagement is at the core of our support, providing a unique platform for students to actively participate and contribute to the vibrant cultural fabric of Leicester.

“We are excited to collaborate on this festival that elevates our city’s cultural landscape to an international level.”

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The festival draws thousands of people from around the UK and across the world

This year, headline artists include: SOFLES, SMASH, TAPS & MOSES, SUPER A, NUNO VIEGAS, FLYING FORTRESS, KINOS, KID ACNE, 45rpm, YARD WARRIORS, ERWTJE, JO-BER and SMUG.

There will be exhibitions, workshops, music, street art tours, live broadcasts and other family-friendly activities.

Izzy Peacock, artistic director of Bring The Paint, said: “Our world-class line-up speaks for itself, and we are proud to be working with such an incredible selection of artists.

“The festival is set to be one of the biggest street art events in the UK this year.”

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