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Urban Art & Music Festival / Sudbury, Ontario

August 16-18, 2019 in weird and wonderful Sudbury, Ontario


Up Here is an independent urban art & music festival founded in 2015.

Every summer, Up Here brings together dozens of muralists, musicians and installation artists to transform downtown Sudbury into an urban art gallery.

Up Here is a project of We Live Up Here, a volunteer-run non-profit organization founded in 2012 around the simple idea that art can bring people together and can playfully reshape our community.


Get the Up Here app.

Discover new artists, go on a self-guided mural tour, listen to the Up Here playlist and be the first to find out about all sorts of strange surprises.


Artists & Schedule



Help us make it happen.



We need all the help we can get. We're looking for a bunch of jolly volunteers for Up Here 5 that runs August 16-18, 2019! We need ticket scanners, dome builders, cheerleaders, screw drillers, beer pourers, street sweepers, merch sellers, van drivers, wall preppers, secret keepers, veggie cutters, random runners, poster pushers, urban dreamers and art lovers.

Andrew Knapp - Up Here 2015 - Alexandra Mackenzie at work2.jpg

Host an artist

bil·let (bĭl′ĭt) noun: accommodation, especially for a Up Here artists, in civilian lodgings. Got a comfy and cool place for muralists, bands and artists to crash leading up to and during Up Here? Yes! 

Complete the form and we'll be in touch.

Get weird in Sudbury.

Sudbury is a weird and wonderful place. We've teamed up with hotels around the Nickel City to help you take it all in.

Get all nice and comfy

If you mention Up Here when you call to reserve your room, these hotels will give you a special rate. Jump on the bed for us (just don't tell 'em we told you it was ok).

Quality Inn
$97 + applicable taxes, per night

Travelway Inn
$126.99 + applicable taxes, per night

Best Western
$115.99 + applicable taxes, per night
705-673 7801

Residence Inn & Conference Centre - Résidence Boréal
$79 + applicable taxes, per night
705-560-6673 x. 15000

Residence Inn & Conference Centre - Cambrian Residence
$79 + applicable taxes, per night
705-566-8101 x. 7583

Super 8
$95.99 + applicable taxes, per night

Canadas Best Value Inn
$78 - $83 + applicable taxes, per night


Looking for a ride up? Coming up and got room for a person or two? Let’s get you connected. Join the official ride sharing group for Up Here festival!

Stay a little while

You're obviously coming to Sudbury just for us. But if you do decide to show up earlier or stay a little later after the festival, there's tons of cool things to do in the Nickel.

Go cliff diving at Silver Lake, or go win meat at Porketta Bingo, go play with the porcupine at Science North or go take that mandatory photo in front of that big chunk of change.

Photo: Vanessa Tignanelli

Photo: Vanessa Tignanelli

Mural Sponsors


Grand Sponsor


Paint Sponsor


Equipment Sponsor


Pop-Up Sponsor


Installation Sponsor


Digital Sponsor


Northern Series Sponsor


Family Day Sponsor


Media Sponsors


Crater Sponsor


Community Partners



Want to partner up?

It’s never too late.


What is Up Here?

  • A laboratory for the creation and presentation of new works of art

  • A town transformed into a boutique festival

  • The live creation of large scale murals

  • An authentic experience on a human scale

  • An immersive urban adventure distinct from traditional festivals

  • Over 60 emerging artists from here and beyond

  • 10,000 attendees

  • An intimate multi-venue experience

  • Pop-up concerts in surprising locations

  • A generous and passionate community