The Underbelly launch marks the start of the Fringe for all of the press and critics and this afternoon in Udderbelly in George Square they showed off some of their best acts.

Underbelly produce Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay at the other end of the year, and mimic some of this in London on Southbank too.

During last December the production company raised £29,284 from the tickets sold for the Torchlight Procession for the Lord Provost’s charity the OneCity Trust.

During the festival they are organising an event which stars stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill to raise more funds for the charity which fights social inequality and exclusion. There are still tickets available for the Fringe Gala on 7 August 2019 at 7.00pm at Underbelly’s Circus Hub on the Meadows. There will be a dedicated performance of Danny MacAskill and Duncan Shaw’s Drop and Roll show from which Underbelly will give £15 from every ticket to OneCity Trust. 50 tickets to what is currently Underbelly’s most popular show this Fringe will also be given free to OneCity Trust beneficiaries. Tickets are still available. Buy one now!

Here are some of the acts we saw earlier who will perform in the Underbelly venues around George Square – with such a range of acts from music to comedy and back to magic with a backflip there is something on the Underbelly programme for you.

Modern Maori Quartet
Rhys Nicholson who compered the event
Whose Line Is It Anyway Hoe Down
Magical Bones
News Revue – les gilets jaunes…..
Double Denim
Super Sunday – yes that is a person in that suit!

Super Sunday – do not try this at home. It is as dangerous as it looks.
Fags, Mags and Bags (that is Sanjeev Kohli!)
Super Sunday
Rhys and Basil Brush who of course had to make an appearance (and professed to be a true Scotsman in a kilt….!)