Bristol Balloon Fiesta takes to the skies.

Stunning pictures of balloons taking to skies for first flight of Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2022

Festival returns after two year hiatus

Conditions couldn’t have been more perfect for the first mass ascent of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta this morning (Friday, August 12).

More than 60 brightly coloured balloons took off from the Ashton Court Estate around 6am before flying over the city.

People all over the city were delighted to see the balloons return after the festival had to be cancelled over the past two years due to the pandemic.

Yesterday’s mass ascent had to be cancelled due to unpredictable winds, though the Nightglow went ahead as planned.

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