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GrandstandGrandstands seats for the 2023 will be available from Wednesday 1st February at £28 per seat. It is our intension to get as many grandstands for 2023 as possible after obtaining hire prices, when and if they are available they will be on sale for pre-order online (preferred option) or at the Carnival Centre, seat prices will have to rise due to the increased cost of hiring the grandstands £28 (2023 price ) per seat. We are trying to maintain the usual number of stands. So don’t leave it too late to book, tickets will be dispatched mid/late June.

The grandstands continue to be very popular, we hope to get more than were available in 2022.

Seats in the stand are numbered, so seats will be reserved, in addition they have some cover so in case of inclement weather (almost unheard of on the night of Bridgwater Carnival!).

Please note start time – Don’t forget the Carnival starts at 6.00 p.m.  preceded by a pre-procession at 5.30 p.m, it is now our intention to keep these start times for the future. Main roads into the town will be closed to traffic from 5.30 p.m., with road closures coming into effect from 4 p.m. to allow for grandstands to be positioned prior to the procession, so if you are coming please leave early to avoid disappointment.

The location of the grandstands will be the same as 2023, in order that we can open roads earlier after the procession the grandstands will be located at the Broadway East location, adjacent to the Mercure hotel between St John Street and the river bridge and the hospitality stand in Taunton Road. The Broadway site is near the start of the procession. See the map on the location page. We no longer have a grandstand in Mount Street.

If you are purchasing stand tickets please do not arrive at the stand before 5 p.m. as the stands need to be erected and this is very difficult to achieve with people milling around, your co-operation is appreciated.

Prebook Online Only

If you wish to pre-book seats for the 2023 procession when available you can do so by going to the online Shop and place your order, a one off £1.50 per order will be added to the bill to cover postage etc., tickets will be dispatched from mid/late June 2023.

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