Live art’ or ‘performance art’ is where an artist creates a piece of art in front of an audience. This experience gives the viewers some insight into the mind of an artist at work, which is not only exciting but thought provoking.
StreetFest sprouted out of Juno bar, Shoreditch back in 2008.

Seeing the creative ‘spark’ that collectives such as Kingdom magazine, Matsuri, Lovenskate, Secret Wars, VnA Magazine generated in their events inspired Bayo Alaba (StreetFest founder) to such an extent, that he knew he had to help bring these dynamic sub genre forces together into one venue to see what could be created. It was the natural thing to do.

The StreetFest concept and ethos is one of unstoppable audience participation and stimulation. The countless requests for more events after our first dedicated event back in 2008 inspired us towards making each and every StreetFest even more stimulating. The public had been calling for something like this for years and now we feel we are delivering what creative thinkers crave – a truly interactive festival come movement.

The array of UK and International collectives of painters, singers, dancers, riders, designers, illustrators, skaters and writers live to express themselves at StreetFest events through live demos, screenings and shows. I think we can safely say that at StreetFest they do just that.
The StreetFest team of truly dedicated and inspirational project managers have programmed in car parks, garages, galleries, closed off roads, used car pounds, set up in warehouses and produced on disused and derelict wharfs over the years. 2018 sees the StreetFest movement return after a group hiatus to the East end of London to celebrate 10 years of ‘keeping it real’.

As always, festival goers not only see live art but create it themselves by representing and supporting the only event of this kind, encompassing everything creative, through all forms of street culture.

Taking Part

The StreetFest family is growing every day and today is no different. If you have a creative sinew in your body and want to show the world your work. Or you want to help out at StreetFest invigilating, behind the bar, stewarding or as a runner then drop us an email.
We will always need and cherish your help.


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