MC Hammersmith: 1 Man 8 Mile

MC Hammersmith: 1 Man 8 Mile

MC Hammersmith (aka Will Naameh, the tall skinny posh one from Spontaneous Potter) is a freestyle rapper straight outta middle-class west London. 

Ian Smith: Work in Progress

Ian Smith: Work in Progress

Multi-award-winning comedian Ian Smith (BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz and The Now Show) presents some new ideas (and some old ones) through a mixture of theatrical techniques, such… 

Magical Bones: Live and Direct

Magical Bones: Live and Direct

The Britain’s Got Talent finalist returns to Underbelly with a fully revamped hour for 2021. 

City Breakz

City Breakz

City Breakz is an outdoor pop-up hip-hop performance trail taking over unexpected places in city and town landscapes, where anything can become a dancefloor. 

Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience

Hip-Hop Orchestra Experience

Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) is a hip-hop orchestra from Oakland, California (USA) comprised of an MC, soprano, winds, strings, piano, drums and a turf dancer. 

Hydro Jam Digital

Hydro Jam Digital

Breakin’, rap, experimental dance, beatboxing, ballroom community, art and community: all in one event. 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

‘Mesmerising!’ (Primary Times). 

Born to Manifest and Like Honey

Born to Manifest and Like Honey

Double bill. 

MC Hammersmith's Magical Freestyle Factory!

MC Hammersmith's Magical Freestyle Factory!

Will Naameh is one of Edinburgh’s most talented and unique improvisers, although you’d be forgiven if you’ve not heard of him before. 

Rock What You Got

Rock What You Got

House of Jack presents Rock What You Got, an event packed full of all-style two vs two battles featuring some of the best dancers from around the UK. 

Sage Francis and B Dolan Are Epic Beard Men

Sage Francis and B Dolan Are Epic Beard Men

After a decade of sharing stages and crafting collaborations in the studio, real-life rap BFFs Sage Francis and B Dolan have finally caved to years of fan pressure to form an offic… 

The Canary and the Crow

The Canary and the Crow

I’m not gonna pretend like I know a lot about the UK's schooling system, because I don’t. 

Mark Can't Rap

Mark Can't Rap

Teacher, poet, comedian and ‘internet sensation’ (Sun), Mark Grist has just seven weeks to learn how to rap. 

Rap Club the Musical

Rap Club the Musical

The true story of how a group of Croydon kids. 

The Brooklyn Scotsman

The Brooklyn Scotsman

A teenage Scottish rapper leaves home to pursue his dreams across the Atlantic in New York City. 

Super Human

Super Human

Super Human explores and pushes the limits of the human body. 

Joe Jacobs: Grimefulness

Joe Jacobs: Grimefulness

Joe Jacobs is back like he left his car keys. 

Nick Horseman: The Rhyme Scheme

Nick Horseman: The Rhyme Scheme

In 2018, Nick ‘Horse’ Horseman got married, survived a 6. 

Andy Field's Funeral

Andy Field's Funeral

From BBC Radio 1’s The Andy Field Experience, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show and Comedy Central’s Ones To Watch. 

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

SK Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. 

FrontX

FrontX

FrontX shows a range of international street artists who combine exceptional energy and resilience. 

Alex Cofield: Supernova

Alex Cofield: Supernova

Faced with the grim reality of life in the genteel English countryside, Alex’s dreams of youthful urban living seem light years away and when a nefarious village plot is revealed, … 

Sage Francis and B Dolan Are: Epic Beard Men

Sage Francis and B Dolan Are: Epic Beard Men

Returning for their third Fringe – after a decade of sharing stages and crafting collaborations in the studio, real-life rap BFFs Sage Francis and B Dolan have finally caved to y… 

5 Days of Falling

5 Days of Falling

Sam Amos (TrashDollys) explores solitude and man’s inability to articulate emotion in 5 Days of Falling. 

Rock What You Got

Rock What You Got

House of Jack presents Rock What You Got, an event packed full of hip hop and breakin’ two v two battles featuring some of the best dancers from around the UK. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Gecko 3 play a dance-friendly mix of funk, latin, hip hop, jazz and reggae. 

Who Cares?

Who Cares?

Who Cares? Tracy is a mobile care worker helping people wash, dress and eat. 

The Brooklyn Scotsman

The Brooklyn Scotsman

A teenage Scottish rapper leaves home to pursue his dreams across the Atlantic in New York City. 

Love Like 90s R'n'B

Love Like 90s R'n'B

A rump-shaking stand-up comedy hour of phat beats, funky rhythms, ukulele and fun. 

Alex Cofield: Supernova

Alex Cofield: Supernova

No sound, no atmosphere, nobody for miles around. 

Fagin's Twist

Fagin's Twist

‘High energy, precision crafted choreography creates a dark twist on a classic tale’ **** (Stage). 

Hip Hop Time Machine

Hip Hop Time Machine

If you don’t know your Grandmaster Flash from Public Enemy, then Hip Hop Time Machine is going to seem less like a nostalgic reminder of your childhood and more like you’ve act… 

Skin

Skin

Last year, 201 Dance Company shattered the stereotypes associated with hip-hop dance with the critically acclaimed Smother. 

The Concrete Jungle Book

The Concrete Jungle Book

It is often difficult to adapt such well-known, childhood tales into innovative experiences for an audience. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Gecko 3 play a dance-friendly mix of funk, latin, hip-hop, jazz and reggae. 

What Would Kanye Do?

What Would Kanye Do?

Marcy loves Kanye West. 

Poets v MCs Brighton v Bristol

Poets v MCs Brighton v Bristol

For 14 years the poets and rappers of Brighton have been locked in an epic struggle. 

Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

Ben Fogg: How I Won Best Newcomer 2017

“A second once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the greatest living comic of every generation. 

Poets v MCs Battle Games

Poets v MCs Battle Games

For 14 years the poets and rappers of Brighton have been locked in an epic struggle. 

Sexy Beasts

Sexy Beasts

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam sings about macho roosters, ecstatic slugs and other voluptuous creatures, while squeezing one hot accordion. 

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure

Spin: A Skatepark Adventure

A new inclusive urban sports show including parkour runners, skateboarders, BMX riders, acrobats and dancers. 

Renegade Brass Band

Renegade Brass Band

8 horns, 2 drummers, scratch-DJ and MC. 

Once and Future

Once and Future

The land is sick. 

Bang! To the Heart

Bang! To the Heart

I you are looking for a bombastically visual hip hop dance show, and you don’t mind a nonsensical and cliché plot, this is the show for you. 

The Haggis Horns

The Haggis Horns

The Haggis Horns are a seven-piece live funk extravaganza combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians. 

Smother

Smother

Hip Hop is a strange medium with which to tackle the homosexual experience. 

The Beatbox Collective

The Beatbox Collective

Watching beatboxing is fun for most of us in the same way that watching acrobatics is – it’s the enjoyment that comes from thinking ‘I could never do this in a million years… 

Lost in Complete

Lost in Complete

Lost in Complete is a poetic, witty show brimming with the collective energy of Sweden’s top all-male, six-strong street dance squad, Complete Dance Crew. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Fresh grooves based on a mix of funk, hip-hop, Latin, jazz and reggae. 

360 Allstars

360 Allstars

If you’re looking for cool at this year’s Fringe, look no further. 

The Gayest Thing You've Ever Seen

The Gayest Thing You've Ever Seen

Claiming to be the gayest thing in a room full of LGBT people in a gay bar (although straights are welcome too) is quite the boast. 

Spring Break Live at the Merchant's Hall

Spring Break Live at the Merchant's Hall

A vaguely outrageous, psychedelic three-piece hip-hop folk funk outfit, hand-crafting screwball anthems deep in the Scottish Highlands. 

Joe Jacobs: Orthodox Joe

Joe Jacobs: Orthodox Joe

“Orthodox”, according to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, is an adjective that suggests “following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or belie… 

The Upper-Class Rapper

The Upper-Class Rapper

I’m the Upper-Class Rapper. 

SKAL and Silent Space

SKAL and Silent Space

Silent Space crosses the boundaries between classical and contemporary Indian dance and between sound and silence. 

Feel-Link

Feel-Link

Airida Gudaite and Laurynas Žakevicius represent a new generation of Lithuanian dancers and choreographers. 

End Times Steampunk Festival

End Times Steampunk Festival

A Steampunk fandazzle eruption. 

Shlomo: #NewRules

Shlomo: #NewRules

Award-winning beatboxer, live looper and serial collaborator Shlomo returns with a brand new one-man show #NewRules, exploring his unique relationship with technology and pushing t… 

BODIED

BODIED

Forget everything you think you know about battle rap. 

Funk The Format Festival 2016

Funk The Format Festival 2016

Hot on the heels of their sell-out Club Tropicana events and Funk The Family festivals, Funk The Format curates a magical, musical shindig. 

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi (18+)

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi (18+)

Pianist, rapper and producer Mrisi has performed his unique mix of hip hop, jazz, African, reggae and other genres as part of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and all over the UK, su… 

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi

Pop Up Cinema: Music & Rap ft Mrisi

Pianist, rapper and producer Mrisi has performed at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and all over the UK, supporting the likes of Omar, Prince Fatty and Rizzle Kicks. 

Brighton v Edinburgh Poets v MCs

Brighton v Edinburgh Poets v MCs

Two battles in one: first the poets from the two great festival cities join to take on a united team of rappers. 

Off The Rails

Off The Rails

A unique 1:1 scale replica of a Jubilee Line tube carriage, with the interior and exterior covered in a printed vinyl wrap, featuring the graphic artwork of Andy Seize, who experim… 

'Who Sampled Who' presents 'Fallen Hip Hop Legends'

'Who Sampled Who' presents 'Fallen Hip Hop Legends'

An interactive, musical, play experience by Exploring Senses and One Brighton FM. 

Mr B's Guide to Modern Life

Mr B's Guide to Modern Life

Chap-hop, the hottest trend since hipster beard balm that makes your beard smell like woodsmoke and whisky, hits the Fringe this year in the form of Mr B’s Guide to Modern Life. 

360 ALLSTARS

360 ALLSTARS

This show has the kind of title that gets you feeling excited right away. 

Booking Dance Festival

Booking Dance Festival

This is the seventh year that producer and curator of dance Jodi Kaplan has brought the variety of American dance to the Fringe with this “festival within a festival”. 

Rowan James: Easy for You to Say

Rowan James: Easy for You to Say

Rowan is a hip hop and punk-inspired poet diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty and speech impediment, often disabled by other people’s perceptions. 

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Great Comedy Beat Box Party

Jarred Christmas and Hobbit: The Great Comedy Beat Box Party

A stand-up comedy and beat box collaboration. 

Qyeen sweeTs: NorthernXposure

Qyeen sweeTs: NorthernXposure

Fresh off a USA tour with comedy legend Michael Winslow (Police Academy, Half Baked), BAFTA nominated NorthernXposure’s sweeTs is the ultimate in modern cultural and ethnic dichoto… 

Blake Remixed

Blake Remixed

“In hip hop, we create our own mythology”. 

Gecko 3

Gecko 3

Fresh grooves based on a mix of funk, hip hop, latin, jazz and reggae. 

Smother

Smother

201 Dance Company’s Smother sets out to do something very exciting. 

Charlie and the Philosorappers

Charlie and the Philosorappers

If someone had told me months ago that, not only was I going to see a man perform rap battles, beat poetry and strange silent skits based on philosophy, but that I was actually goi… 

Danielle Ward: Dani Frankenstein

Danielle Ward: Dani Frankenstein

Nottingham’s third best lady female hip hop MC (from the Bestwood Park/Top Valley area) Dani Frankenstein brings her unique mix of sexy ballads and high energy beats to Edinburgh. 

Jacobs and von Jones: Best of the Fest!

Jacobs and von Jones: Best of the Fest!

The freshest bad boys of the East London comedy scene present to you an array of superlative comedy talent and show snippets for your pleasure. 

Hip Hop Time Machine

Hip Hop Time Machine

The world-famous Hip Hop Time Machine lands in Edinburgh for a special one-off Fringe show! Prepare to be transported in a complete audio/visual, interactive journey through the gr…