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Grandstands seats for the 2022 procession will be available to order online (preferred option) or at the Carnival Centre from 1st April 2022, seats price held at 2019 price, £21 per seat. We are trying to maintain the usual number of stands but the hire charge with some suppliers have increased to an amount that we could not accommodate so don’t leave it too late to book, we will update the website when they are available.grandstand

The grandstands continue to be very popular, we had 15 grandstands with over 2200 seats between them in 2019 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 2019, in order that we can open roads earlier after the procession thirteen stands 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 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 when notified, postal and telephone booking will commence mid-July.

If you wish to pre-book seats for the 2022 procession when available you can do so by going to the online Shop and place your order, a one off £1 per order will be added to the bill to cover postage etc., tickets will be dispatched from mid July 2022.

Postal & Telephone Booking

Orders for Grandstand Seating can be placed by post to Bridgwater Carnival Carnival Centre, High Street, Bridgwater TA6 3BL from mid-June 2022 onwards, Credit / Debit cards are also accepted. Further details can be obtained by emailing our Grandstand Co-ordinator Mike Crocker, 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.

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