SIR Ranulph Fiennes will be thrilling adventurous audience members at North Berwick’s Fringe by the Sea festival this summer.

The world’s greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Southern and Arctic Oceans, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.

He will be appearing at the festival on Sunday, August 14, to talk about the endeavours that pushed his endurance levels to the very limits.

Other new acts confirmed to appear at the 10-day festival are Countryfile’s Adam Henson, The Hacienda Classic House Party, featuring Todd Terry & Marshall Jefferson, and ‘bubbleologist’ Samsam Bubbleman.

Farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson (pictured below) presents a segment on the BBC’s Countryfile and also owns Cotswold Farm Park, where he helps protect rare breeds of farm animal.

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He will share his thoughts on farmland conservation activities on Saturday, August 6.

The Hacienda Classic House Party will bring DJ and producer Todd Terry and American musician Marshall Jefferson to North Berwick on opening night, Friday, August 5, when they will get audiences jumping to their dance and house music vibes.

Samsam Bubbleman (pictured below) is considered the leading expert in soap bubbles, with 12 Guinness World Records to his name.

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He will wow children and grown-ups alike with his unique bubble show on Friday, August 5.

The festival, which features more than 200 arts and science events, has also announced a partnership with Belhaven Brewery, supported by funding from Culture & Business Fund Scotland. Other acts already confirmed include Happy Mondays, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain, Texas, and Frankie Boyle.

Rory Steel, festival director, said: “The world’s greatest explorer shall find himself in North Berwick this summer – we are thrilled that he is joining us.

'Something for everyone'

“With the Hacienda House Party, Samsam Bubbleman and Adam Henson also confirmed, we continue to be the festival with something for everyone.

“We also welcome Belhaven Brewery to our team of sponsors.”

Fiona Matheson, brand manager at Belhaven Brewery, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Fringe by the Sea after the success of last year’s festival.

“The event aligns entirely with our vision of showcasing the East Lothian region to people from not only within Scotland but throughout the world.

“Following the challenges of the last few years, it is so important to continue to support events like Fringe by the Sea and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the area to show that Belhaven brings people together as times shared are the best.”

Fringe by the Sea runs from Friday, August 5, to Sunday, August 14.

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