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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta launches new event app for 2019

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta returns this week on Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 August with an all new app that allows visitors to keep up to date and explore all aspects of the Fiesta.

The new app includes the entertainment programme, what’s on guide, travel information and much more.  Sponsored by Kellaway Building Supplies, the ‘Bristol Balloon Fiesta’ app is free to download from Apple and Android app stores now.

The free app will also include all the latest news from the event site, offering behind-the-scenes insight as well as all the need-to-know information to help visitors plan their time at the event. The app’s what’s on guide will feature event timetables for the main arena, mass ascents and famous Nightglows while directions and maps will help guide visitors to the Fiesta.

Visitors who download the app will also have the chance to enter an exclusive prize draw to win a balloon flight for two.

Kellaway Building Supplies said: “We are pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor the new Balloon Fiesta app that aims to help the thousands of attendants to navigate the Fiesta and make sure they don’t miss out on all the fantastic activities on offer. Bristol Balloon Fiesta always give the local South West residents a weekend to remember, and we are proud to be able to continue our support. We remain determined to support local activities and give back to local communities whenever possible.”

Featuring four days of colourful hot air balloon displays, hundreds of thousands of visitors gather in the rolling hills of Ashton Court Estate, on the outskirts of Bristol to watch balloons of all shapes and sizes lift off over the city. There is entertainment for all the family throughout the day, including aerial displays, children’s activities and entertainment, fairground rides, delicious food stalls and bars, balloon tethering and demonstrations, model aircraft displays and a local music stage.

For visitors planning on driving to the event, car parking tickets are now available and must be booked in advance. Tickets are available from the event website

To stay up-to-date and find out more about this year’s event download the new, free app type ‘Bristol Balloon Fiesta’ into the app store on Android and Apple devices or follow @BristolBalloon on Instagram and Twitter and @bristolinternationalballoonfiesta on Facebook.

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