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Dank, damp and dismal but the punters aren't put off

Despite the downpours, thousands of people have again spent the day queueing to get into the Banksy exhibition at the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare.

Businesses in the town say it's having a massive impact on trade with a huge surge in interest from international visitors.

Warning: Bob Cruwys' report contains flashing images

Couple cancel honeymoon for Dismaland wedding

Rachelle Summerson-Wright and Simon Christie-Irwin with the "Wedding Fairy" George Watts at Dismaland Credit: The Wedding Fairy Blog

It may not seem the most likely wedding venue but Banksy's Dismaland in Weston-super-Mare has already played host to newly-weds Rachelle Summerson-Wright and Simon Christie-Irwin.

The couple got married in Newcastle but cancelled a three-week honeymoon to Cuba, to recreate their wedding day on Sunday 23 August.

Rachelle posed in front of Banksy’s decaying castle in the former Tropicana.

George Watts, from Weston, known as the Wedding Fairy bumped into them at the so-called bemusement park and took a few photos of Dismaland's first wedding event.

You can find out more on The Wedding Fairy Blog.


Celebs in Weston for Dismaland sneak peek from Banksy

School of Rock star Jack Black was in spotted in Weston for the Dismaland preview night. Credit: George Latham.

Hollywood star Jack Black was spotted in Weston-super-mare at an exclusive preview night for Banksy's new exhibition.

The School of Rock star spent time on the town's seafront before entering the exhibition at the Tropicana, where other famous faces included About a Boy star Nicholas Hoult and Massive Attack's Daddy G.

Massive Attack's Daddy G was also in Weston for the exhibition. Credit: George Latham


Hundreds queue for tickets for Banksy's Dismaland

Hundreds queue for tickets to Dismaland Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of people have begun queuing for tickets for Banksy's Dismaland.

Thousands were left disappointed yesterday after the website's ticket selling site went down after 'unprecedented demand'. Tickets for this weekend are now only available to buy on the door.

Yesterday a thousand local people were given free entry.

General tickets are due to go on sale online again on Tuesday.

Ticket chaos for Banksy's Dismaland

Tickets unavailable online for Dismaland Credit:

Dismaland have apologised after people could not get tickets online. On their website they say "due to unprecedented demand" they are unable to process online tickets. Tickets for this weekend will only be able to be bought from the door (a portacabin on the grass opposite the site).

Earlier today there had been speculation that the ticket section of the Dismal-land website was a hoax.

The Dismaland website says that people can buy tickets online for the exhibit from Tuesday.

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