We have reluctantly had to increase the seat price for 2019 to £20 per seat due to increased hire charges to us.
The grandstands continue to be very popular, we had 15 grandstands with over 2000 seats between them in 2018 which were sold out by early September. 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 new start time – The Carnival will commence at 6.00 p.m. preceded by a pre-procession at 5.30 p.m. 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 2018, in order that we can open roads earlier after the procession thirteen stands will be located at the Broadway East location, adjacent to Aldi between St John Street and the river bridge, this year with the addition of one grandstand in Mount Street and the hospitality stand in Taunton Road. The Broadway site is nearer the start of the procession with Mount Street near the end. See the map on the location page.
If you are purchasing stand tickets please do not arrive at the stand before 5 pm 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
You are able to prebook and pay for your grandstand seats online, this service applies to online booking only and is available from April 1st, postal and telephone booking will commence mid-July.
If you wish to pre-book seats for the 2019 procession you can do so by going to the Shop and place your order, a one off £1 per order will be added to the bill to cover postage etc., you will receive a receipt from PayPal for your order and tickets will be dispatched from mid July.
Postal & Telephone Booking
Orders for Grandstand Seating can be placed by post to Bridgwater Carnival, 34 Somerton Close, Bridgwater TA6 4JX from mid-June onwards, Credit / Debit cards are also accepted. Further details can be obtained by emailing our Grandstand Co-ordinator Mike Crocker, or phone him on (01278) 451415 for further details.
If ordering by post please add £1 to your cheque to cover postage, all cheques should be made out in favour of B.G.F.C. Ltd.