Yardworks Festival is back for 2023.
The internationally-renowned festival of urban art, will return this year on Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2023.
Typically a concrete playground, the Galvanizers Yard will once again be transformed into a vibrant canvas of colour and creativity, where some of the biggest urban artists from across the world, including Jay Kaes, .EPOD, Morf, Aches, and KMG, will be hanging out alongside all the local talent our city is bursting with. Murals will be created in real-time for audiences to enjoy as part of an open air art gallery, and a great selection of street food, drinks, art workshops and activities, including Mia McGregor’s popular Cubes installation, ever-popular baby-disco Mini Manoeuvres and a half-pipe, will be on offer throughout the weekend.
This year is extra special, as it also marks the official launch of Yardworks Studio. A hand-selected range of guests and artists will join together on Friday 5 May to celebrate the opening of the studio, an innovative purpose-built space that will provide a home for hundreds of artists, youth and community organisations to create work in.
You can view a full PDF guide to the weekend here.
Friday 5 May is the opening night for the festival. If you would like to attend, RSVP at [email protected] stating how many people you would like to attend with. There is limited availability for this event.
The Galvanizers Yard is an outdoors space, and accessible facilities are dependent on the scale of the event. Please note that some of the ground in the yard is uneven.
Booking accessible tickets
The Galvanizers Yard has an accessible viewing platform with seats and wheelchair spaces. Unreserved seats, wheelchair spaces and free companion tickets can be booked through Ticketmaster online for this event. Ticketmaster require proof of eligibility for those applying for companion tickets. Further information is available at the time of booking. Spaces on our platform are limited and issued on a first come, first served basis.
If you can't find accessible tickets for this event, please email [email protected] call 0141 337 1731 (Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm) to check availability.
If you have purchased a standard ticket and need to apply for a free companion ticket, please fill out our Companion Tickets application form.
You can find full details about accessibility at SWG3 on our Accessibility page.