WILLY Wonka-esque golden tickets to slide down a 300ft slide constructed on Bray Head are up for grabs at the town’s Bray Summerfest this year.
Only 700 lucky adrenaline-junkies will get the chance to give the waterslide a go.
SummerFest managing director Mick Glynn said: ‘We want to put together a tight profile of people – every demographic of ages, from five-year-olds to 75-year-olds.’
The ‘park and slide’ ride is constructed from PVC sheets and several bales of hay, which will be mounted on the hill for two days.
It’s all in the name of fun.
‘There was a feeling that an awful lot of festivals have gotten a bit serious, business-like,’ said Glynn.
‘As a voluntary organisation we wanted to bring a spirit of fun to the festival,’ he added.
The chosen ones will be given a non-transferable invitation with a time-slot to go down the 7.5 incline, so for all you vertigo victims this should be a walk in the park.
The concept comes from Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram, who organised a similar project earlier this year in his home town.
Glynn said the festival has a ‘very strong’ health and safety team but laughed: ‘I’ll let a couple of guinea pigs go down the slide before me.’
Registration opens early next week at braysummerfest.com
This is what Luke Jerram’s Bristol side looked like: