Bridgwater's long awaited Carnival Concerts begin tonight The colourful, music-packed shows run until Saturday, October 13.

The concerts act as a warm-up for Bridgwater Carnival, Europe's largest illuminated carnival.

During the four-hour spectacular, the town's 13 Carnival clubs and two dance troupes take over the stage with performances filled with songs, dance and stunning costumes.

Between each set, talented front of curtain acts fill the time with music, singing, comedy and magic tricks to entertain the audience after shining though during auditions earlier in the year.

All funds raised through the concerts will go towards Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival on Saturday, November 3.

The concerts will run each night until October 13, with curtain up at 7pm on weekday nights and 6pm on the weekends.

Tickets cost £11 from Bridgwater Carnival Centre in High Street, open every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning.