More than 50 graffiti artists from all over Europe will be transforming the walls of the Freetown Festival into a gigantic art piece of colourful celebration.
Meeting of Styles is the world’s largest graffiti and street art festival with more than thirty events a year unfolding all over the world. Normally, the Copenhagen edition of Meeting of Styles takes place in July in the area around Axeltorv, from the entrance of Tivoli to the Pumpehuset venue. This year, the entire event is moved to Christiania in September, joining the freetown’s 50th birthday celebrations.
The Meeting of Styles team is curating the wall surrounding the event with a complete artistic birthday make-over – transforming 250 meters of wall stretching from Prinsessegade to Refshalevej.
“One of the first Meeting of Styles Copenhagen events was held at Christiania back in 2003, so revisiting this artistic epicenter will be amazing!” says Steffen Gray, who has been organizing Meeting of Styles Copenhagen since 2015 with Toke Kjer.”Around 80 percent of the artists at Meeting of Styles Copenhagen travel to the festival from abroad. And pretty much all of them visit Christiania during their visit anyways – to enjoy the freetown vibe and the abundant creativity of the place”, Steffen says.