It’s Time to Slide!
Take a ride on the wild slide as 98FM’s Big Slide Festival returns even bigger and better than last year.
It’s time to slide into summer on 98FM’s 260ft waterslide once again! Together, 98FM in partnership with Dublin City Council will make a splash on the summer events calendar with The Big Slide Festival. The two day festival will include more sliding, music, entertainment and food than ever before. Grab your swimsuit and join in on the fun on July 15th and July 16th!
After a crowd of 20,000 sliders and spectators last year, the Big Slide will return to its home on Winetavern Street (near Christchurch Cathedral) giving sliders an extraordinary and unforgettable way to travel through Christchurch. On Saturday, July 15th, the festival will run from 10am – 6pm and Sunday July 16th from 12:30pm – 6pm. Not only will you get the chance to slide through Dublin but there will be a family fun zone including food, music and entertainment in the Wood Quay Amphitheatre, right at the bottom of the Big Slide.
Speaking about the Big Slide Festival, an tArdmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath, Mícheál Mac Donncha said “I welcome the return of this great summer event which is bigger and better than last year. Dublin City Council is delighted to partner with 98FM for this FREE family friendly festival and I encourage all Dubliners and visitors to make the big splash on Winetavern Street on the 15th and 16th July. Cuirim fáilte roimh an ócáid seo agus molain do chlanna páirt a ghlacadh ann.”
Wannabe sliders will have to stay tuned to 98FM to hear when tickets will be available to register for online. A limited number of tickets will be released each day and will be available right up until the day of the Big Slide, there will be 4,200 wristbands available for sliders overall.98FM presenter Dara Quilty said, “After the success of last year’s Big Slide I’m absolutely delighted to announce we’re bringing it back. Last year was the first time Dublin had a 260ft water slide going through it and I guess this year is the second! We’ve made some adjustments and the slide is going to be way faster, way wetter and way more fun this year. Bring it on”
The Big Slide Festival is a free event for all, from friends to families to couples, anyone who wants to experience Dublin like they never have before. There will be changing facilities on site but no baggage storage so be sure to have someone with you to take care of your belongings while you slide. Health and Safety will be a high priority and there will be a H&S officer, paramedics and a lifeguard on site to ensure the event is safe as well as fun.