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Ash & Idlewild with Honeyblood & Steve Lamacq DJ

Saturday 10th August 2024
Big Top, Lodge Grounds

£30/£15 (under 18s)

Fringe by the Sea brings together Idlewild and Ash for a very special co-headline show in the Big Top, with guests Honeyblood and Steve Lamacq on DJ duties.

Both bands’ stories start back in the 90s and we celebrate their incredible decades’ long careers with this chance to see them on the same bill in North Berwick. With guests Honeyblood.

Idlewild are a Scottish rock band formed in Edinburgh in 1995. The band’s line-up consists of Roddy Woomble (lead vocals), Rod Jones (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Newton (drums), Andrew Mitchell (bass), and Luciano Rossi (keyboards). To date, Idlewild have released nine full-length studio albums. Initially, Idlewild’s sound was faster and more dissonant than many of their 1990s indie rock contemporaries. However, it developed over time from an edgy and angular sound (as heard in their early material—once described by the NME as “the sound of a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs”).

Fresh from playing at this year’s Glastonsbury Festival, Ash are a Northern Irish rock band formed in Downpatrick, County Down in 1992 by vocalist and guitarist Tim Wheeler, bassist Mark Hamilton and drummer Rick McMurray. As a three-piece, they released mini-album Trailer in 1994 and full-length album 1977 in 1996. This 1996 release was named by NME as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. After the success of their full debut the band recruited Charlotte Hatherley as a guitarist and vocalist, releasing their second record Nu-Clear Sounds in 1998. The band released Free All Angels in 2001 and a string of successful singles.

Honeyblood is the acclaimed rock-pop project centred around singer, songwriter and guitarist Stina Tweeddale. Backed by her supporting live band, Honeyblood is one of the most successful breakout Scottish acts in recent years; having completed sold-out headline tours around the world, as well as having shared stages with the likes of Foo Fighters, Wolf Alice and Garbage. Heavily championed by press and radio alike, Honeyblood has released three critically acclaimed albums– each Nominated for the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award– and has long-time fans in BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Q and The Guardian to name but a few.

Please note this is a standing event.

A limited number of seats are available to reserve by selecting the Accessible Platform ticket.

The Big Top venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have questions about accessibility please find more information here or contact

Under 16s must be accompanied by an over 18.