Yardworks Festival 2024: What's New

Ahead of Yardworks Festival 2024, we take a look at what's new for this year's festival.

Things to do 

There's plenty of new things to keep all the family occupied this year. If you fancy yourself as a budding graffiti artist, then you can take part in the DIY graffiti canvas sessions, with different heights to suit little ones and adults alike, ensuring every budding artist can make their very own graffiti masterpiece –  slots will be available for sign up on the day. Additionally, one of the festival sponsors, Heverlee, will be running screen printing classes. On top of this, there'll also be a  full programme of artist-led workshops and talks held across the weekend, with a focus on female creatives. 

In the TV Studio, Soundplay Projects will be in residence with cutting-edge technology, sensory materials and sound, creating a fun, interactive and fully accessible play area for primary school-aged children – although the sessions are designed to be engaging for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, including those with additional support needs. These sessions will be free but ticketed, with slots available to book through Eventbrite here.

Things to eat 

Yardworks Festival has never just been about art – and we know you can't beat some good scran in the sunshine at a festival, which is why we've drafted in Glasgow favourites Loop and Scoop, who will be serving up fried chicken, loaded fries and award-winning churros all weekend. 

With plenty of outdoor seating areas, you can sit back and enjoy the weekend in comfort. 

Things to see

There's more artists heading to the Galvanizers Yard this year than ever before, from more countries than ever before.  The stellar line-up includes the first ever Chinese artist at Yardworks Festival, Nut, alongside North Carolina-based artist JEKS, known for his dynamic and meticulous murals, German graffiti artist and illustrator Jeroo, who has recently designed a can for Montana Cans, fellow German artist Aura, and Manchester-based mural and street artist Katie Scott, who is well known for using large-scale Barbie doll paintings within her work. Also confirmed is Brazilian 3D graffiti writer Ed-Mun, who has designed this year's festival merchandise.

Things to buy

If you'd like to take a piece of artwork home to help remember this year's festival a few years down the line, there'll be an exhibition of prints available from headline artists including .EPOD, Aroe, Edmun, and Molly Hankinson, in the Yardlife Gallery. On top of this, the Galvanizers will be full of new market traders, artisan makers and grassroots retailers, including Glasgow-based apparel brand From the Boondocks, and non profit fashion label The Blankfaces. There'll also be stalls from Ripe Magazines, The Woom Room, Tap End Tef, and Safe Hands Barbers, who will be cutting hair for charity, as well as many more local sellers.


The finished artwork will be available for public viewing from 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday, until Friday 17 May. It will also be available to view from 12 noon - 5pm on Sundays 12, 19, 26 May and 2 and 9 June, when our outdoors space is open for Park Lane Market, and during ticketed events on Sat 25 May, Sat 1 June and Sat 8 June.