Balloons brighten up Bristol skies

  • 15/08/2016

Blustery winds weren't enough to stop more than 100 hot air balloons filling up the sky above the British city of Bristol over the weekend.

Thousands turned out to watch the launch of 116 balloons on Sunday (NZT) for the third day of the 2016 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

It's the 38th year of the four-day event, which sees balloons from across the world turn out to create a spectacular patchwork of colour above southwest England.