Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2012

The three-day fiesta begins this weekend Photo: ITV West

Around 20 balloons arrived bright and early for a mass descent over Bristol this morning to mark the launch of the Bristols balloon fiesta which begins this weekend. More than a quarter if a million people are expected to attend the three day fiesta which is held in Bristol's Ashton Court.

Balloons arrive bright and early at Ashton Court Credit: ITV West
Balloons being prepared for the fiesta Credit: ITV West

Watch the full report by Jonty Messer here: