Image of the Sugarhill Gang and Furious 5

Fringe By The Sea 2018

North Berwick’s 2018 Fringe By The Sea festival officially kicked off on Friday evening with a superb performance from the undisputed masters of rap and hip hop: the Sugarhill Gang and the Furious 5.

Grandmaster Mele Mel and Scorpio were in the packed Spiegeltent – the floor was shaking, the crowd was jumping and my ears were bleeding. The impressive DJ C Styles kept the action going all night and treated the audience to his skilful turntable tricks.

Hits included:

One of the many highlights of the evening had to be the crowd singing along enthusiastically to “Play That Funky Music”.

Festival fever has well and truly hit the seaside.

The band members stayed at the Marine Hotel in North Berwick (as can be seen in a short video shared on the East Bay Lettings Facebook page) and Fringe By The Sea posted a short clip of the bands performing “Apache” live in the Spiegeltent – also shared on our Facebook page).

Take a look at the full festival line-up on the Fringe By The Sea website.