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Bristol Downs Festival: all you need to know

Elbow will take to the main stage. Credit: ITV News

Up to 25,000 people are expected to head to the Downs Festival in Bristol today.

If you're one of them, here's information for the day.


The site is up at Seawalls on The Downs.

There is no parking available on site and all bay parking will be suspended and road closures will be in place - so people are being asked not to try to drive.

There are shuttle buses operated by First Group running from Long Ashton Park & Ride, Portway Park & Ride, Temple Meads and City Centre.

If you are cycling to the event, there is also a bike park on the site.


Organiser say that while no food or drink can be brought on to the site, people will be allowed a small sealed bottle of water.

Food and drink can be bought from vendors inside the event.


Elbow are headlining the event, with other artists expected to perform including De La Soul, Mad Professor and Bristol Hi-Fi. []( The full lineup can be found here.

The "Information Stage" is also returning - speakers include the director Ken Loach.


The West Country remembers Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sire Bruce Forsyth died at the age of 89. Credit: ITV News

During his 75 years in show business Sir Bruce Forsyth won millions of people over with his talent and humour.

However, one group of fans in Devon took their admiration for the entertainer to a completely different level.

They founded the Great Bruce Forsyth Social Club - and recorded their own regular comic tributes to the iconic TV host.

Claire Manning reports:

Tree collapses at Balloon Fiesta

Abi took this photo as she enjoyed her day out at the festival. Credit: @Abi_LDN98

A tree has collapsed on the Ashton Court Estate where the International Bristol Balloon Fiesta is currently taking place.

Viewer Abi has been walking through the site when suddenly a big tree thumped to the ground 'right by the toilets'.

It's lucky nobody was injured. It just collapsed and made a massive thump right by the toilets. Thank god nobody was trapped.

– Abi, London


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