Yardworks Festival returns to SWG3

Yardworks Festival  Picture: Photo: Michael Hunter

Yardworks FestivalPhoto: Michael Hunter

Street art celebration now in its 6th year

Yardworks Festival will take place at SWG3’s Galvanizers Yard on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May.

The internationally-renowned festival of urban art is set to transform the venue with eye-catching and creative murals.

Now in its 6th year, Yardworks Festival has become a firm fixture on the urban art and graffiti scene, attracting artists from around the globe.

The line-up includes North Carolina-based artist JEKS, known for his dynamic and meticulous murals, German graffiti artist and illustrator Jeroo who has recently designed a can for Montana Cans.

Barbie 

Others featuring are German artist Aura and Manchester-based mural and street artist Katie Scott, who is well known for her large scale Barbie doll paintings within her work. 

Now in its 6th year. Photo: Michael Hunter

Now in its 6th year. Photo: Michael Hunter

Also confirmed is Brazilian 3D graffiti writer Ed-Mun, who Yardworks has commissioned to create this year’s look with an incredible one off design that will adorn the 2024 merchandise.

Yardworks Festival has something for all ages, for younger audiences the popular Mini Manoeuvres dance party for children (separate ticket needed) and parents will take place in the Warehouse space with child friendly workshops also on offer throughout the weekend.

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

Gary Mackay aka Gaz Mac

There’s also plenty to see along Eastvale Place, the street leading down to SWG3, which will be closed off to traffic and hosting artists working down the length of the road.

Gary Mackay aka Gaz Mac, 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.

For visitors of all ages. Photo: Michael Hunter

For visitors of all ages. Photo: Michael Hunter

“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 + booking fee and Weekend tickets £12.00 + booking fee with tickets on sale now here.

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