What is it

This year, Upfest returns as UPFEST PRESENTS... a 17 day cultural programme, In place of its weekend festival in the park. UPFEST PRESENTS will host free to attend workshops, live painting, artist talks, arts activities, panel discussions, comedy and Street Art Tours.

When is it

17th May - 2nd June

Where is it

UPFEST PRESENTS will pop-up at multiple venues across BS3

Make sure to check the Upfest website for more details on what's on & where.

How to get there

Our service 24 (Southmead Hospital - Ashton Vale) runs up to every 15 minutes and stops several times along North Street, where Upfest is based. Remember, adult singles are still just £2! If you're travelling as a group, unlimited travel all day for up to 5 people of any age is only £12 with a Bristol FirstDay Group ticket.

Click here for the service 24 timetable & route map

Download our updated First Bus app for improved live tracking, journey planning and search features. 

Upfest x First Bus collaboration

We've collaborated with Upfest to bring a driveable work of art to the streets of Bristol!

Created by street artist Cheo, the design is inspired by the vast area our bus services cover.

The bus is now in service, where it will operate mostly Thornbury & Yate routes. Please note this is subject to change.

Watch the timelapse of how the bus was painted below!