60 minutes, 1,000 Dismaland tickets - Banksy's locals-only day has begun

PUBLISHED: 11:40 21 August 2015 | UPDATED: 11:58 21 August 2015

Banksy exhibition press call.

Banksy exhibition press call.

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PEOPLE camped out on the beach in Weston-super-Mare last night (Thursday) for the chance to be the first to see Banksy's Dismaland exhibition.

Hundreds of people queued from as early as 6am to get into the street artist’s latest show, which is being held in the Tropicana.

The Mercury exclusively announced Banksy’s arrival in Weston on its front page yesterday and announced 1,000 wristbands would be handed out for a locals-only viewing of Dismaland – an idea put forward by Banksy himself.

A huge queue stretched far beyond the Seaquarium, with hundreds of eager North Somerset people waiting for a first glimpse at the bemusement park.

Dismaland will also host a number of musical events and Massive Attack have already been confirmed, to be headlining on September 25 alongside Kate Tempest and Pussy Riot.

To see a gallery of more than 50 pictures from inside the impressive installation click this link.

* Tickets for general admission are due to go on sale at noon via www.dismaland.co.uk

Find out all you need to know about getting a ticket here.

Mercury reporters are inside the venue today and will be posting updates on Twitter via @WSMercury and fresh pictures on the Mercury’s Instagram page.

If you were one of the luck ones be sure to send in your pictures via social media, you can find us on Facebook here.

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