Coimbatore, Jan 7 (PTI): The fifth edition of the Tamil Nadu International Balloon Festival (TNIBF 2019) is beginning at nearby Pollachi from January 13.

The festival would feature 10 hot air balloons from eight countries.

This year, the highlight would would be the specially shaped balloons – White CAT from Germany, Ice-cream from Belgium and Angry Birds from the USA, a press release said here.

The brain-child of Benedict Savio of Global Media Box, the three-day festival is being organised in association with The Slaves Restaurant and the Department of Tourism, Tamil Nadu, the release said.

A musical fest with performances by the likes of actor-singer Andrea & Band at the inaugural day among the various other innovative food pop-ups and a dedicated kids carnival are the other attractions, it said.

The balloon festival is expected to be the largest crowd-puller in the tourism calendar of Pollachi, it added.

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