Bristol Balloon Fiesta: Thousands attend night glow

Three balloons lit up

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Music from Linkin Park was played in tribute to the late Chester Bennington

Thousands of people have attended the annual night glow at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

The event sees hot-air balloons light up their burners in time to music.

This year’s glow also featured a musical tribute to the late Chester Bennington from the band Linkin Park, who died recently.

Line of lit up balloons

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Balloons lined up along the venue at Ashton Court at lit up with music

Pilot in balloon operates burner

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The event, held in the dark, is hugely popular with thousands travelling to see it

Crowd watches night glow

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The popular annual event brings in big crowds

Balloons lit up

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An earlier ascent was cancelled due to high winds but Sunday’s flights should happen

Fireworks over Ashton Court

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The night glow is always ended with a spectacular fireworks display

An earlier mass ascent of hot-air balloons was cancelled because of high winds but organisers are hopeful for launches on Sunday.

Bristol Balloon Fiesta: Thousands attend night glow

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