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Highland Games Adds Big Splash to The Foxlake Outdoor Festival

After the huge success of last year’s event, the Foxlake Outdoor Festival, Dunbar, returns bigger and better this year not only with an exciting lineup of music and comedy performances for all the family, but with the completely new WINTON CASTLE HIGHLAND GAMES & ADRENALINE ARENA.

Organisers look forward to welcoming a selection of Highland Games from Winton Castle. As part of the Foxlake Outdoor Festival Winton Castle are bringing some of their traditional outdoor games with an East Lothian twist!

Forget welly boot throwing, a Winton Games includes, Tossing the Caber, Wheat Sheaf Pitching (still strong in East Lothian agricultural shows, the Wheat Sheaf must be thrown over the bar which increases in height), The Winton Ski (Strap your team onto a set of ski’s and start the stopwatch), Hay Bale Rolling Relay and just for fun The Winton Dash (an old school obstacle course, against the clock!). There will also be Archery & Falconry Displays.

Winton Castle is an exclusive use events venue near Pencaitland in East Lothian, just half an hour from Edinburgh. Winton is a popular venue for weddings, business events and adrenaline-rush activities.

The Foxlake Festival looks forward to welcoming an array of other adrenaline activities including a huge Free Fall Stunt Bag with a total drop height 8m, a 7m high climbing wall, amazing displays of free running with Access Parkour and The Clan Scotland Cycle Stunt Team performing stunt shows throughout the weekend.

If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to jump out of a plane or fall from a building, the Free Fall Stunt Bag is the activity for you. Thrill-seekers can climb the tower and jump from an 8m height to the adrenaline rush of free-falling through the air. The Free Fall Stunt Bag is super safe experience and is suitable for everyone!

On both days of the Festival the Adrenalin Arena welcomes you to join them at 12.00, 2pm and 4pm where there will be 15 minute Parkour displays followed by a 30 minute workshop with crowd participation. Whilst at 1.00pm, 3pm & 5pm there will be a 45 minute BMX Stunt show with amazing tricks and stunts which will have you on the edge of your seat.

There will also be a selection of Britain’s finest comedians for guaranteed laughs throughout the weekend. Foxlake are delighted to announce the following headliners onto the Comedy Stage: Des Clarke, Tom Stade & Darren Connell. Additional acts include Charlie McIntosh from Scotsquad, Janey Godley, Gary Little, Joe Heenan, Jamie Dalgleish – former Scottish comedian of the year, Rossco Mclelland – current Scottish comedian of the year, Jojo Sutherland – Award winning Scottish stand-up, Carina MacLeod – Stand-Up Comic and Gaelic TV presenter / actress, David Kay and Zara Janjua, an experienced broadcast reporter presenter.

Returning again this year, with something for everyone, is the Decades Music Stage, featuring everyone’s favourite tribute bands and celebrating the last 60 years of music. There will be a talented line-up of East Lothian’s finest local musicians including Tribute acts by Abba A Rival, Take This, Durananduran, Jersey Notes (4 Seasons), Little Fix, Status No, Eltan John, George Michaels, Glasgow Blues Brothers, Simply Rod (Stewart) and Beatles Revisited. All supported by local talent through ELJam (East Lothian Youth Music Forum).

Following the massive success of this event in 2016, when the first ever Foxlake Outdoor Festival sold out weeks in advance, Foxlake Adventures in partnership with East Lothian Council, decided to extend the festival to a full weekend across the 20 and 21 May 2017, offering families and individuals the opportunity to get outdoors and begin their own adventure in East Lothian.

There will be tickets available for each day, weekend tickets and once again children’s tickets will be absolutely free. Tickets start at £17 for an adult day entry and £30 for a weekend ticket. NB. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED PRIOR TO THE EVENT AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THE GATE.

These hugely popular elements of last year’s event will return alongside the Industry Wake Parks who will once again run an Industry Pro Wakeboard Tour Event. Bringing some of the most talented wake boarders from around the world to compete, this is a further growth of Scotland’s biggest wakeboard event. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy and watch the thrills of professional wakeboarding.

Alongside the wakeboarding, music, comedy and Adrenalin & Country pursuits arena, organisers are bringing back the popular Kids’ Zone with the inflatable village filled with every bouncy castle imaginable to keep the children entertained, they can also take on the challenge of the climbing wall and even get their faces painted.

James Barbour, Managing Director of Foxlake Adventures commented: “We are mega excited to be hosting the Foxlake Outdoor Festival for a second year running. Our aim is to work with East Lothian Council to ensure the event is even bigger and better this year after the success of the inaugural Festival in 2016.

“On the day we will be welcoming some of the UK’s top professional wakeboarders which include National and World Champions and of course our Foxlake ‘Come and Try’ sessions ranging from wakeboarding, FoxFall ropes course to Segway taster sessions. The atmosphere on site last year was tremendous and we will be doing our very best to replicate that success this year”.

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful surroundings of Foxlake Adventures on the 20 and 21 May 2017 for an exhilarating weekend offering a world of adventures for all the family.

Foxlake Outdoor Festival 2017

20 – 21 May 2017

Location – Foxlake Adventures, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Times – 10.00 – 18.00

Further details and a list of all the events, ticket prices and booking details are available at www.foxlakefestival.co.uk and on the Winton Castle website.

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED PRIOR TO THE EVENT AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON THE GATE

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