The Bristol International Festival of Kites & Air Creations is back for 2013 with its 26th Festival and will take place in Ashton Court Estate, Bristol over the weekend of 31st August – 1 September.
Organisers are planning an action-packed aerial extravaganza with international kite guests expected from as far as Kuwait and America to join flyers and enthusiasts from across Europe.
The arena programmes will feature spectacular flying displays, kite fighting battles, artistic kites, breathtaking synchronised routines flown to music and awesome power kites as well as colourful ground-based air creations and banners of all shapes and sizes.
Festival highlights will include:
- Spectacular and colourful sea-themed kites including giant swirling octopi and squids, a flying scuba diver, a giant mermaid and Roly the mega killer whale
- Special animal shapes including flying bears, tigers, dogs and cats designed and made in New Zealand by festival favourite Peter Lynn
- Synchronised team flying routines choreographed and flown to music including The Decorators quad line display team and World Sport Kite Team Champions Scratch Bunnies
- The official Guinness World Record holder for the largest kite – a colossal 3D Kuwaiti flag
- Vast spinning wheels from Italy in support of the Great Western Air Ambulance charity
- The brute power of man-lifting kite surf wings and the thrills and spills of kite-propelled buggies and land boards
- Aerial combat with traditional Japanese fighting kites each vying to be the last one in the sky
- Spectacular ground-based air creations, air sculptures and forests of banners
- Free children’s kite-making workshops
The aerial extravaganza is the UK’s leading showcase for designers, operators and manufacturers of inflatables, play structures and air sculptures.
To add to the festive atmosphere there will also be fantastic play structures and children’s attractions, specialist kite traders, a licensed bar and an array of appetising food and drink.