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After the huge success of last year’s Fiesta community launches with Costa Coffee, which saw hundreds of hot air balloons take off from secret locations across Bristol, the much-loved launches will once again be returning to this year's Balloon Fiesta to officially kick off 2022’s festivities.

The landmark partnership between the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop*, Costa Coffee, will once more bring this special ballooning event back to the city ahead of the Fiesta, which will return to its original home at Ashton Court Estate for the first time since before the pandemic.

Following the hugely popular Fiesta Fortnight in 2021, Bristol locals will once again be able to nominate the locations where they would like to see balloons lift off, which could be anywhere from local parks to public spaces, car parks or streets. Nominations are now live on the Fiesta website and locations will be revealed closer to the morning of the ascents.

To find out the final list of locations, residents should stay tuned in to the Fiesta Fortnight’s social media channels, which will include regular updates on all locations and timings to help plan when to head outside to view the balloons flying over the city.

For the second year running, Costa Coffee will be fuelling pilots for the early morning ascents by providing coffee. They will also be bringing their Costa Experience Pods back to the city this summer where Fiesta fans  will be able to try from its biggest and chilliest new summer drinks menu. Attendees will be able to try the new Frappé, Iced Velvet Latte and FuzeTea Iced Tea ranges.

Last year, over 700 nominations were submitted by locals to help choose the balloon launch locations, which included a mass ascent from Elm Park in Filton, Canford Park and Merchants’ Academy in Withywood.

Christoph Allcock, Chair of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta said: “After seeing how much-loved the special edition of the Fiesta was last year, we are really looking forward to bringing the community launches back for 2022. We are so thankful to Costa Coffee for partnering with us to help this happen and we can’t wait to see where Fiesta fans want to see the balloons fly from next. It’s important to us that everyone gets to experience the Balloon Fiesta, especially communities that rarely get balloons overhead.”

Rebecca Brock, Commercial and Customer Director at Costa Coffee UK & Ireland said: “We are proud to continue our partnership with Bristol International Balloon Fiesta on such a fantastic event and offer attendees and coffee lovers the chance to enjoy some amazing drinks from our new summer menu. Whether your go to is trying our new Frappé and FuzeTea Iced Tea ranges or a fruiter option with our Fruit Coolers, or just a classic Latte or Flat White, we have something for all the family to enjoy while taking in the spectacular views of this event.”

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