Balloons in the sky at the launch of the 2013 fiesta
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Bristol balloon flight launch for the 2013 Fiesta

6 August 2013 Last updated at 11:10 BST

The skies above Bristol have been filled with hot air balloons after a mass launch in Bedminster to mark the week of the city's annual fiesta.

The fiesta begins on Thursday at the Ashton Court estate and will run until Sunday evening with launches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The BBC's Fiona Lamdin spoke to flight director Clive Bailey.