DISCO legends Sister Sledge will be swinging into North Berwick next year, as they join the line-up for Fringe by the Sea.

The Grammy award-nominated group will light up the town on August 11 with their most famous hits such as We Are Family.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will also be in attendance to give a talk about his adventures as the first man to circumnavigate the globe alone in 1969.

And kids’ TV funsters Dick and Dom will be swapping the bungalow for the Belhaven Big Top when they bring their DJ set to the town, and old skool indie anthems and big dance hits to the stage.

The announcement comes as festival organisers confirmed the launch of early bird tickets for the event go on sale today (Thursday).

Corto.alto will be playing on August 6, when the eight-piece jazz group deliver a brew of jazz, Afrobeat, hip hop, classic soul and grimy drum and bass.

'Incredible buzz'

North Berwick Trust is supporting Fringe by the Sea again in 2023 as a master partner and supplying a £30,000 grant.

The hub of the festival will once again be in North Berwick’s Lodge Grounds, where the trust will showcase its work as well as support the involvement of other community groups at the event.

The Lighthouse, North Berwick’s flexible and co-working space, is also back on board as community partner.

Thanks to its support, visitors will be able to once again enjoy a programme of free live music on The Lighthouse Live Stage.

Rory Steel, festival director, said: “Off the back of an incredible buzz from the festival this year, we’re really excited to announce an eclectic mix of feel-good acts.

“Sister Sledge’s huge disco hits, awe-inspiring adventures of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and a taste of Glasgow’s vibrant jazz scene with the brilliant corto.alto – all heading to North Berwick next August.

“As well as bringing in globally renowned acts, we love to celebrate the best of what’s going on locally. We’re hugely grateful to North Berwick Trust for supporting us once again as master partner, helping us create connections in the community through our diverse programme of culture and arts.”

Early bird tickets are now on sale; go to fringebythesea.com to buy tickets.