Breakin’ The Bay is a free annual Hip Hop festival held at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay.
It’s truly a celebration of Hip Hop culture covering the elements of DJ and MCing along with graffiti and street art too.
Held over the weekend of 8th and 9th of August the event attracted thousands of supporters from across Cardiff and further afield.
On Friday blacked out graffiti boards were erected outside the WMC ready for a whole host of artists to paint over the weekend.
Organised by local writer Rmer – who invited the artists from across the capital city and more from Birmingham, London and Ireland too!
Set amongst the stunning architecture of the WMC they painted in the strong Saturday sun (with or without hangovers) whilst spectators watched them hard at work, chatted and took photos.
Having travelled around Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Madrid, Berlin & Barcelona Philth arrived in Cardiff and painted this fantastic face at the heart of one of the walls.
Crowds gathered throughout the day and saw Birmingham based artist Newso work without his writing partner Gent.
Over the weekend a vintage car festival was also plonked outside the WMC with hip-hop heads mixing with the petrol heads!
Let’s hope no-one got an uncalled for spray job.
A range of vintage Mini’s were all centre stage for a while before clearing away to reveal the full extent of the work in progress.
Taking centre stage on the other main wall was event organiser Rmer who had also designed the Breakin’ The Bay logo and recreated this B Boy Ganesh design on the wall too.
As the crowds left, the paint started to dry and the sun began to set there was beer to be drunk and curry to be consumed.
Pics from Day 2 coming soon.