Yardworks Festival returns to Glasgow for 2024

Yardworks Festival is to return for its annual celebration of street art and graffiti in Glasgow.

Artists from around the world are heading to SWG3 Galvanizer’s Yard this spring which is set to be “transformed into a vibrant canvas of colour and creativity.”

The event will take place in the venue’s outdoor space on Saturday May 4 and May 5.

Launched in 2017, the festival’s line-up includes North Carolina-based artist Jeks, German graffiti artist and illustrator Jeroo, fellow German artist Aura and Manchester-based mural and street artist Katie Scott.

Also confirmed is Brazilian 3D graffiti writer Ed-Mun, who Yardworks has commissioned to create a one-off design for the 2024 merchandise.

Highlights from previous Yardworks have included a graffiti maze made from 200 metres of super-smooth concrete and steel and the opening of SWG3’s purpose-built Yardworks Studio, which now serves as a creative hub.

Inside SWG3 at Yardworks Festival (Michael Hunter)

The festival will also host the Mini Manoeuvres dance party for children and parents in the Warehouse space with child-friendly workshops also on offer throughout the weekend.

Eastvale Place, the street leading down to SWG3, will be closed off to traffic and hosting artists working down the length of the road.

Gary Mackay, SWG3 Studio Director and co-founder of Yardworks, said: “We’re really looking forward to bringing Yardworks Festival back for its sixth edition, it’s always a very special weekend for us.

“We’ve got a packed programme celebrating the best in street art and graffiti across two days with a global line-up of artists who we can’t wait for you all to meet.

“The festival has become an integral part of our work and laid the foundations for the formation of the Street Arts District and our ongoing year round partnership with GRID (Glasgow Riverside Innovation District).

“Our work with GRID will be continuing as we work across Govan, Partick and Yorkhill, to engage artists with their local communities.”

Yardworks Festival day tickets are £7.50 plus booking fee and weekend tickets are £12.00 plus booking fee with tickets on sale now on Ticketmaster.

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