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Stats behind the Balloon Fiesta madness

Hot air balloons pass over the city of Bristol during a mass balloon launch from Clifton Downs. Photo: PA

Claiming to be one of the UK’s top 5 events, the Balloon Fiesta attracts attention from all over the world. But what are the figures attached to such a mammoth event?

The largest annual hot air ballooning event in Europe brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to Bristol.

THE FIGURES

500,000
visitors over four days

Over 130 hot air balloons attending with balloons coming from Dominican Republic, Thailand, Netherlands, Latvia, Germany, Taiwan, Switzerland.

Balloons light up in time to music for the first nightglow of the 2016 fiesta Credit: ITV News
80,000
attended the first 2016 nightglow
130
balloons
2,000
balloonists
Hot air balloons pass over the city of Bristol during a mass balloon launch from Clifton Downs. Credit: PA
90miles
how far they can be seen
50%
come from with a 50 mile radius of the site
Balloons can be seen for up to 90 miles away on a clear day Credit: ITV West Country

THE ENTERTAINMENT:

6
scheduled mass assents
2
Night Glows
There are six scheduled mass ascents taking place during the festival Credit: ITV West Country

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