Bring The Paint is back in Leicester from 23 – 29 May. The biggest street art event of its kind in the UK will return to see the city transformed with a range of new large scale artworks.

World-renowned graffiti artists will be creating stunning murals and large-scale public artworks across the city. The week-long international festival will highlight the diverse and thriving arts scene in Leicester, as over 70 artists from around the globe create eye-catching graphic artworks on buildings and spectacular 3D floor art across the city centre from 23-29 May.

In addition to being able to watch the detailed street art taking shape, visitors will also be able to enjoy live music, workshops, exhibitions, live broadcasts, and a range of other activities.

You can join a street art walking tour, led by local experts, and discover the exciting new murals as they emerge throughout the city. You can also cycle between the iconic artworks on a family friendly ride, where you’ll learn about the artist, the story behind their work, and, in some instances, speak with the artists themselves. There’s a virtual reality exhibition at The Mill by Graffwerk open every day from 12-5pm, charting the history of UK graffiti, or get involved in a free skating session at Red Bull Skate Park on Saturday.

You can also create your very own piece of wall art with a spray painting workshop, discover the art of ‘mixing’ at a free DJ drop-in session, learn how to take eye popping pictures on a street art photo walk or try your hand at comic illustration.

Festival venues include The Mill by Graffwerk for artworks and events, The Soundhouse for live music, LCB Depot will host a lively events programme, exhibitions and ‘Last Friday’ street food night, with Rally House, Short Street and Beta X holding workshops and pop-up gallery spaces.

Supported by Arts Council England, BID Leicester, Leicester City Council, De Montfort University and The Gresham Aparthotel, Bring The Paint is inspired by Leicester’s identity as one of the most diverse cities in Europe. This year’s festival will build upon the theme of collaboration, bringing together artists from across the world who would not normally meet, re-imagining this vibrant diverse destination and giving the public a chance to witness the spectacular works being created first hand.

More information about the festival including the full line up, a full list of sites and an interactive map can be found at