Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015

Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2015

  • On September 23, 2015

The 2015 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta opened its gates yesterday afternoon and has had a great start to the four day event. Over twenty special shape balloons tethered or launched for the first evening ascent last night, which included the Ricoh imagine.change cube and the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The crowds were also thrilled to see Puddles and Splash inflated together for their public debut and their first date! Standing side by side, they tethered in the main arena for pictures and then took off together for a beautiful flight over the City centre.

With perfect weather continuing into the evening, the crowds only grew and both Fortnum & Mason and Renishaw lit up the main arena in the Night Glow.

This morning saw Exclusive Ballooning on site with a number of their balloons, including the Ricoh special shape, the William Hill Scottish Cup, Fortnum & Mason, Renishaw and of course Puddles and Splash. With live TV interviews taking place from the bespoke made Fortnum basket, continuing after launch and while in the air, the balloons once again drew the attention of the crowds and press.

The balloons will continue to tether throughout the afternoon for live TV coverage and will then prepare for the mass ascent this evening. With good weather forecasts and further mass ascents and night glow scheduled, make sure you look to the Bristol skies this weekend!