Yesterday we were delighted to be invited to shoot some video onboard a Thundercat boat as it sped along the Liffey at speeds of up to 80 KMPH.
Riverfest which is now in its fifth year will take place between the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the 3Arena from Friday 3– Monday 5 June.
The event, which sponsored by Dublin Port, offers entertainment and activities for all the family, and admission is free.
With this year promising to be their biggest event yet.
On the water, there will be plenty of thrills such as the UK ThunderCats power boats, which will be headlining the event with their first ever Dublin performance.
ThunderCat Racing is one of the world’s most exhilarating water sports, with boats flying up to six metres in the air.
The ThunderCats will be racing four times daily over the weekend.
Jet pack demonstrations and water sports such as stand up paddle boarding and kayaking, which can be booked through City Kayaking, are also among the highlights on the water.
For those who want to keep their feet on dry land there will be music, food markets, a funfair, zip lines, rock climbing and so much more. A new addition to Riverfest this year is the Drive-in cinema, which will use the world’s biggest mobile LED screen to show retro classics, Finding Nemo, Back to the Future and Jaws. Booking is essential through https://www.retrodrivein.ie/
The festival’s favourite arrive in the city on Friday 2nd June. That afternoon the ships will berth along North Wall Quay and remain for the duration of the festival. Eight Tall Ships will be open to the public over the weekend to visit free of charge.
For more information visit Dublin Port Riverfest: http://dublinriverfest.com/
Check out our video below