Thursday, August 11, 2005

Thursday Music and Bristol Balloon Fiesta

A smattering of music this evening in a variety of styles and if that doesn't do it for you then scroll down for details of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta that starts today. Click the link in the headline above to visit their web site.

Live music in South Somerset & West Dorset today
Mojo @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Zoë Schwarz & Rob Koral @ Jazz Café Fleur, Canford Cliffs, Poole
Chard Remains @ Choughs Hotel, Chard
The Krays @ White Horse, Wincanton

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas today
The Jive Inn @ Princess Royal, Taunton
Ska Toons @ Bar 27, Bridgwater
Ritz Acoustic Club @ Ritz, Burnham-on-Sea

Music not doing it for you?

What about the Bristol Balloon Fiesta Nightglow?
The first night of the Fiesta is famous for the breathtaking spectacle that is the Night Glow, attracting crowds of around 100,000 people.

The famous Night Glow

As night falls on the first day of the Fiesta, people of all ages flock to watch the striking Night Glow. Some 30 tethered balloons illuminate like giant light bulbs using their liquid gas burners, creating magical patterns against the darkening night sky. Under coded instructions via radio communication, the pilots create a variety of dazzling effects from only three main commands: burn, flicker and flash. These astounding sequences are set to a special music mix which was produced last year by GWR Fm. An impressive array of sequences are expertly choreographed to the rhythm of the music and the atmospheric display leads to a dramatic finale - a magnificent firework display, put together by Bristol-based Skyburst. Energetic and awe-inspiring it's a night to remember!

Go early in the evening to secure a good vantage point for the fantastic display, the roads get very very busy around the site.

The event is set in the rolling parkland of Ashton Court Estate in Bristol, the Fiesta features mass balloon launches of over 100 balloons plus a wealth of family entertainment.

The Editor

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