But Hit the North is not going to be beaten by a wee global pandemic so the festival has moved dates to September for 2020. It’ll be a slightly scaled back affair with a view to going back to full scale in May 2021, but it’ll still be a lot more fun than everyone has had in the last six months. On Sunday 20th September the streets around the Sunflower Bar will be filled with the best artists in Ireland doing their thing and yes you are invited.
As an organisation with 30 years of event management experience the organisers have been agonising about how to bring back events in a post Covid world. It seems obvious to us that a street art jam, an event which takes place outside while also allowing for social distancing, is an event that can be delivered. With some other risk management measures in place HTN is completely confident that a festival like Hit the North can be produced in a safe and responsible way in the current climate for artists and audience alike.
To minimise on air travel there will be a concentration of this year’s line up on the best of Irish Street Art which will give everyone the opportunity to really celebrate how the island has become a world leader in the art form. It’ll also allows everyone to gather so many old friends and wonderful people in one place and hang out (no hugs though).
Artists confirmed to paint at this time are…
Subset, Aches, Shane O’Driscol, ADW, KVLR, Friz, JMK, Emic, Verz, FGB, Rob Hilken, Leo Boyd, Danni Simpson, Hollie Pereira, Signs of Power, Danleo, Omin and more to follow.