98FM’s Big Slide Festival returns for 2017

98FM’s 260ft waterslide is back in town thanks to a partnership with Dublin City Council.

The Communicorp station says the two-day festival will include more sliding, music, entertainment and food than ever before on July 15th and July 16th.

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.”

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) from 10am – 6pm and Sunday July 16th from 12:30pm – 6pm.

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.”

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.

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