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St Paul's Carnival to finish early

Performers at St Paul's Carnival in Bristol Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The organisers of St Paul's Carnival are trialling an earlier closing time. Due to the cost implications of the usual 2am finish, this year the event will be ending at midnight.

St Paul's is one of the City's most popular cultural events, with 100,000 people expected to attend in July.

The event was cancelled in 2012 because of concerns over the safety of participants. This year, although the carnival will be ending at midnight there will be planned after parties for those who wish to stay later.