Edinburgh fringe festival

20 famous faces you can expect to see around Edinburgh this August

Every year, some two million people descend on Edinbrugh for the world-renowned Fringe Festival in August.

Thousands of performers from all ages and backgrounds turn the city into a 24/7 stage, among them a fair few recognisable faces. Here's the famous people to keep your eyes peeled for on Princes street this August.

The multi-talented playwright, poet, novelist and rapper Kate Tempest will be making her debut at the 2019 Fringe with a concert that showcases her unique blend of complex rhyme with post-dubstep electronic beats.

1. Kate Tempest

The multi-talented playwright, poet, novelist and rapper Kate Tempest will be making her debut at the 2019 Fringe with a concert that showcases her unique blend of complex rhyme with post-dubstep electronic beats.
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Seasoned and beloved actor Ian McKellen will be taking to the stage at the Fringe this year with a performance that showcases extracts from his best-loved roles alongside recollections of his life and career.

2. Ian McKellen

Seasoned and beloved actor Ian McKellen will be taking to the stage at the Fringe this year with a performance that showcases extracts from his best-loved roles alongside recollections of his life and career.
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A comedian with one of Britain's most recognisable voices, you might spot Stephen Fry on the streets of Edinburgh this year between his readings of his best-selling trilogy "Mythos: Men," which brings Ancient Greece to life.

3. Stephen Fry

A comedian with one of Britain's most recognisable voices, you might spot Stephen Fry on the streets of Edinburgh this year between his readings of his best-selling trilogy "Mythos: Men," which brings Ancient Greece to life.
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An Olivier Award-winning actress, this year Frances Barber is heading to the Fringe to perform in "MUSIK," a one-woman cabaret in about the life of hedonistic "Billie Trix" - featuring Pet Shop Boys songs.

4. Frances Barber

An Olivier Award-winning actress, this year Frances Barber is heading to the Fringe to perform in "MUSIK," a one-woman cabaret in about the life of hedonistic "Billie Trix" - featuring Pet Shop Boys songs.
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