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Final preparations made for 35th Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Preparations made for 35th Bristol Balloon Fiesta Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Over half a million people are expected at this year's Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. It's the 35th year the event has been running and it is the largest of it's kind in Europe.

The fiesta starts on Thursday and runs until Sunday.

Over 150 hot air balloons will take off from Ashton Court Estate with nightglows taking place on Thursday and Saturday night.