The streets of Leicester haven’t looked the same since the inception of Bring The Paint. Now we’re set for another splash of colour as the fantastic street art festival returns to the city this month, with activities running from 20th – 26th May.

As well as artists coming to Leicester from all over the world, you can enjoy an array of activities including live artworks, skateboarding, breakdancing, BMX, live music, workshops and exhibitions.

Promising to once again transform the city’s streets with stunning public art, visitors will have the opportunity to witness the creative journey of internationally acclaimed street artists as they bring fresh locations to life. With over thirty murals, exhibitions, workshops, live music, and family-friendly activities, this year’s festival is set to be the most ambitious yet.

What’s On

Outdoor Skate Sessions

Join the fun as Redbull sponsors another Bring The Paint skate session. Whatever your level, head over to The Mill and get involved. It’s a lively event where skaters of all levels can show off their moves and enjoy some free skating time.

Live Music

Supported by PPL PRS Limited and Red Bull, Leicester will come alive with an array of vibrant music events during the festival, featuring internationally acclaimed DJs and musicians who will entertain the thousands of visitors and residents throughout the city. Enjoy events at LCB Depot, The Soundhouse, Basement, and more.

Murals & Street Art

Since 2017 Bring The Paint has changed the face of Leicester, having worked with over 500 artists from 30 countries to create over 40,0000 m2 of street art. In 2024 the festival will deliver an even more ambitious festival with more partners and more world-class artists.

Talks & Workshops

Running over the week of the festival, take part in a variety of talks, workshops and exhibitions; from ‘learn to spraypaint’ and DJ workshops to an international artist symposium and street art tours.

Family Fun

Bring The Paint will have dedicated venues for children and families to take part in the fun; from street art tours, live music, immersive exhibitions and ‘have a go sessions’ to graffiti and posca pen workshops. Make sure you have Sunday 26 May in your diary and head over to the Family Fun Day at The Mill.

Street Art Walking Tours

Discover the city’s iconic street art on one of the easygoing tours suitable for everyone. The BTP guides make sure everyone enjoys the experience, whatever your age. Learn more about the history behind each mural in a fun and relaxed way. Walking tours will take place daily from Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 May. Plus on Saturday and Sunday there are special BSL interpreted tours also available.

Information, dates and booking information for ALL events during Bring The Paint is available via the Bring The Paint website.

Artistic Director of Bring The Paint, Izzy Peacock said: “We are incredibly excited to stage Bring The Paint for the fourth time in Leicester. 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.” 

Sponsored by Arts Council England, BID Leicester, Leicester City Council, and others, this year’s festival celebrates Leicester’s diverse identity and fosters collaboration among artists worldwide. Join us as we reimagine our vibrant destination and witness spectacular works firsthand.

BID Leicester Director, Simon Jenner said:  “BID Leicester is thrilled to be supporting Bring the Paint 2024 and building on the event’s past success. The festival has an international reach, helping to put Leicester on the map as a cultural destination and showcasing the city’s creative spirit. Our businesses will benefit from increased visitors to the city centre, and the festival’s legacy of vibrant and colourful artwork will continue to make Leicester a more attractive place for residents and regular city centre users.”

Mural locations, details of the events programme and maps are all available via

You can also follow Bring The Pain on Instagram @bring_the_paint.


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