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Win weekend tickets to Big Grill 2024 for you and three friends.

Europe’s biggest BBQ and food festival, Big Grill returns in 2024 and is giving one lucky Irish Times subscriber the chance to win four weekend tickets.

Celebrating its 10th year on the festival circuit next summer, Big Grill BBQ and Food Festival will return to the lush green surroundings of Dublin’s Herbert Park from Thursday 22nd August to Sunday 25th August 2024. Showcasing the very best Irish and international chefs, restaurants, pitmasters and barbecue experts across one action-packed weekend in the capital, Big Grill has become legendary for shining a spotlight on the skillful techniques, incredible versatility and pure magic that comes with cooking over live fire.

Early bird tickets went on sale last week and to mark the occasion we have four Whole Hog tickets to give away this week to one lucky Irish Times reader. Perfect for those who want total flexibility to access all sessions, across all four days of the festival, Big Grill’s Whole Hog tickets are always the first to sell out every year, so if you aren’t this week’s winner we recommend you move quickly to secure yours.

Promising to go bigger and better than ever before, next summer’s Big Grill BBQ and Food Festival will see even more talented chefs and pitmasters traveling to Dublin from around the country, and from around the world, bringing best in class BBQ dishes on a scale you won’t experience anywhere else. There’s live music too, DJs and entertainment, eating competitions, a host of bars and Irish craft breweries and plenty of inspiring vendors offering everything from rubs to sauces, corn dogs to ice creams and all manner of delights in between. Plans are also in place to make Big Grill 2024 even more family friendly with a substantially larger Little Grillers section offering more interactive activities, cooking demos and live entertainment.

The ideal Christmas present for the food lovers, festival fans, fire fiends and hot sauce queens in your life, Big Grill early bird tickets are now on sale with general admission tickets priced at a special €22 each for the remainder of 2023 - this festive offer will end on January 1st 2024. For tickets and festival information see

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Terms & Conditions

1. The promotion is open to residents of Ireland aged 18 years or over except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.

2. A valid entry consists of a correct answer entered in the form above, accompanied by the entrant’s name, email address and a phone number.

3. No applications from agents, third parties, organised groups or applications automatically generated by computer will be accepted. No incomplete, illegible, or corrupted entries will be accepted. No entries not in accordance with the entry instructions will be accepted.

4. The Promotion will run from 20/12/2023 to midnight on 08/01/2024 inclusive.

5. All entries must be received by the Promoter by no later than midnight on the Closing Date. All competition entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.

6. Promotion limited to one entry per person. No entrant will win more than one prize.

7. By submitting an entry to the Promoter, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

8. Responsibility will not be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed as a result of any network, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entries will become the property of the Promoter.

9. The prize is four weekend tickets to Big Grill Festival 2024. There will be one winner.

10. All prizes will be subject to any additional terms and conditions of the supplier of the prize to the Promoter. The tickets cannot be refunded or redeemed for cash.

11. The Promoter shall not be liable for any loss, damage or consequential damage of any nature in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise caused by the acceptance of the terms and conditions or in connection with the prize.

12. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize for an alternative of equal or greater value.

13. The winners will be notified by email. The winner must claim the prize within 30 days of the notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with the Promotion rules.

14. The promoters’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.

15. The winners’ details (name and county) will be made available on The Irish Times website.

16. The winner may be required to participate in unpaid publicity arising from this promotion.

17. The Promoter will only process your personal information as set out in and as set out in these terms and conditions.

18. Prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

19. These terms and conditions shall be governed by Irish law and the Courts of the Republic of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

20. Promoter and Data Controller: The Irish Times DAC, The Irish Times Building, P.O. Box 74, 24 - 28 Tara Street, Dublin 2.

21. The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel or amend the Promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.

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