THE ISLAND'S sky will be awash with colour this weekend as the Isle of Wight's hot air balloon event returns to Robin Hill.

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The event, taking place from Saturday (May 28) to Monday (May 30), featuring special-shaped hot air balloons will offer food, a bar and a selection of live music.

Industry specialists, Exclusive Ballooning, will join the Robin Hill team this weekend, showcasing balloon tethering displays, holding talks from award-winning pilots and rounding off the evening with the internationallly renowned Night Glow performance.

Due to the nature of balloon flight, relying heavily on calm winds and stable air, flights are unlikely to take place outside of the early morning (6am - 7am) and evening (6.30pm - 8pm) times.

Hot air balloon flights can be expected to be seen from May 25 to May 30.

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Video below courtesy of Robin Hill YouTube.