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Look Beyond: Around Site

North Berwick Trust Hub

At the heart of the festival in North Berwick’s Lodge Grounds, you’ll find the North Berwick Trust Hub.

All are welcome to pop-by and hang out to enjoy delicious street food and refreshments, as well as live music from the Lighthouse Live Stage, a Kids Zone, the Wild Side enviro tent, Night Owl bookshop, Park Life chill out tent and more. Swing by to find out about the local groups the charity North Berwick Trust supports. Open from 10AM-11PM daily.

the Lighthouse Live Stage

Crowd favourite the Lighthouse Live Stage is back with a whole host of free music including up and coming bands, stunning solo artists, returning regulars and talented local groups.

The line-up is announced in July so keep your eyes peeled on our social channels. Brought to you by The Lighthouse who offer co-working and flexible office space in North Berwick – including Team FBTS! If you need a desk while in town for the festival check out www.lighthousenb.co.uk

What’s your tipple?

Thanks to our new partner, The Port of Leith Distillery’s delicious gin Lind & Lime, we can expect fresh G&Ts alongside Glenmorangie highballs and the nation’s favourite, Tennent’s Lager.

Cargo Bars will once again be running the main drinks outlets, where it will be card only transactions to help keep things speedy and queues moving.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Glenmorangie Tuk Tuk as the hatches will open and pop-up tastings of the Tain-based distillery’s range will be on offer. Fringe By The Sea’s infamous Frozen Margarita Pit-Stop and Rum Shack are also back!

Sharing Spaces

Fringe By The Sea brings together a diverse, multi-generational audience within our festival site at the Lodge Grounds – spending time together, encountering new people and viewpoints and interacting through creativity.

Our theme for 2024, Sharing Spaces, reflects this – look out for all of the creative community projects around the site which bring this theme to life.

Coulters Open Doors

Coulters is a local estate agent and solicitor firm that can confidently guide you through your property journey. Make sure you drop by their pop-up space, next to the Coulters Makers Market, to meet the lovely team, discover more about their great work and participate in the exciting activities they have planned.

Kids Zone

A space for the youngest festival goers to enjoy. Drop by to enjoy free activities or check out the ticketed sessions including messy play, circus skills and singing! Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Night Owl Book Shop

Independent East Lothian bookshop Night Owl Books is popping up with a wee store specially for FBTS. Inside you’ll find a carefully curated selection of books from Scotland and beyond, including signed copies from this year’s guest authors.

Daily from 11AM-5PM.

Park Life

Hosted by North Berwick Youth Project, you’ll find space to chill in this space where you can drop-in to catch DJs, singing sessions, local bands and more. See programme and updates for more details.

Ocean Plant Pots Green Garden

Ocean Plastic Pots has worked with North Berwick in Bloom to deliver a community garden at FBTS – a tranquil rest area, with an urban feel – set amongst upcycled planters and seasonally planted Ocean Plastic Pots.

Primary Talent

Check out the gallery of shortlisted entries (whittled down from hundreds from across East Lothian!) for our programme cover competition.


Make a moment to have a natter with the local groups popping-up in this drop-by space, created and built by local artist/architect Michael Lewis and students of xxx – xxxxx. Share a story, make a discovery, learn something new…

We Love Dogs

Well-behaved dogs on leads are allowed on site and into venues for most shows. We don’t allow dogs into the standing headline shows in the Big Top as these are very busy. Local dog lovers Barker and Bone have kindly created a Dog Water Station for thirsty dogs which can be found next to the Box Office.