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Urban Art & Music Festival / Sudbury, Ontario

See you August 13-15, 2020 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.

Go on a self-guided mural tour, listen to the Up Here 5 playlist and be the first to find out about all sorts of strange surprises.


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


Artist Submissions

Artist submissions for 2020 will open in December 2019.

Building a festival lineup is like solving a Rubik's Cube: it's complex and it's got a lot of moving parts.

All submissions are evaluated by the Up Here Artistic Committee based on artistic merit, timing of latest releases, pertinence of the project with this year's theme and pairing with other artists in the lineup. Only successful applicants will be notified.

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.