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Yardworks Festival returns to SWG3 in June

One of Europe’s biggest events dedicated to street art and graffiti

Yardworks Festival returns to the West End this summer.

One of Europe’s biggest and best events dedicated to street art and graffiti will he held at SWG3 on June 18 and 19.

Since its inaugural edition in 2017, Yardworks Festival has attracted the global elite of the street art and graffiti scenes.

Gary Mackay aka Gaz Mac, SWG3 studio director and co-founder of Yardworks, said: "We are delighted to announce the return of Yardworks Festival for 2022.

“Over the years the festival has grown so much that it is now a staple of the worldwide street art scene with people from all over the globe travelling to the heart of Glasgow to celebrate with us.

“We’re so proud of the festival and all the incredible artists who are involved in it.”

Inspire

Visitors will be welcomed into the Galvanizers Yard as urban artists from across Glasgow, the UK and Europe come together to paint, draw and inspire, according to organisers.

This year's line-up will be announced soon
This year's line-up will be announced soon

For the audience, it’s a weekend of witnessing murals being created live, from scratch, in front of you while enjoying a range of delicious street food and drinks.

There will also be child-friendly art workshops and activities on offer throughout the weekend for even the youngest of aspiring artists.

Previous festivals have featuring names like: Smug (Australia), Does (The Netherlands), Insane51 (Greece), Saturno (Spain), Mr Baker (Germany), Balstroem (Denmark), Welin (Denmark), and, from the UK, Voyder, RogueOner, Mark Worst, Gent48, Ziner, Bonzai, SledOne, Soda, Curtis Hylton and Philth.

Over the years the festival has grown so much that it is now a staple of the worldwide street art scene with people from all over the globe travelling to the heart of Glasgow to celebrate with us.

Gary Mackay, aka Gaz Mac

This year’s line-up will be announced soon with tickets on sale now.

Standard tickets are £5 day per day and £7.50 weekend.

Residents of G3/G11/G51 receive a discount with prices at £3 Day, £5.50 Weekend. Under 16s Go free – no ticket required.

The announcement comes ahead of the launch of the latest exhibition in their Yard Life Gallery from revered UK artist PREFAB77 - aka Peter Manning.

Yardwords takes place June 18 and 19
Yardwords takes place June 18 and 19

Opening this Saturday March 26, the exhibition, titled A Slice of Life, is his first Scottish solo show and a culmination of Peter’s vast range of influences and obsessions; from pop culture to religion and politics.

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