The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

A sell-out year after year, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an iconic Edinburgh institution. Returning from the 2nd – 24th August this year to Edinburgh Castle the Tattoo will present ‘Kaleidoscope’, a celebration of glorious symmetries! The Tattoo offers displays of music, dance and performances by the pipes and drums along with the lone piper, all against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo began almost 7 decades ago in 19050 and was inspired by a show performed in 1949 at the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens. The first producer of the Tattoo was Lieutenant Colonel George Malcolm who aimed to bring the Army’s contribution to the Edinburgh International Festival to life.

This year, ‘Kaleidoscope’ will aim to capture the imagination of the audience with music, light, and colour. The 2019 Tattoo is inspired by the optical invention created by Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster in 1816. The Tattoo is an experience for the senses celebrating magnificent symmetries through precision-led performances. The British Army will be at the front of the display with military and cultural acts from across the world. Joined by the fantastic Massed Pipes and Drums, Tattoo Dance Company Pipers Trail and Hjaltibonhoga performing throughout the spectacle.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is bigger, better and even more technically thrilling than ever before and cannot be missed! We highly recommend booking tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased directly on the official Royal Military Tattoo website here.

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