Band of the Scots Guards on parade at Edinburh Military Tattoo

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2018

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Fri 3 – Sat 25 Aug 2018, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.

The Edinburgh Tattoo is a spectacular show held every August with the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. It is a celebration of military pageantry featuring performers, musicians, singers and dancers from Scotland and all over the world.

Celebrating Music, Cultures and Traditions

Most famous for the regimental massed pipes and drums and massed military bands that play the iconic music of Scotland, the Tattoo is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of the country. The Scots are joined by international military performers presenting their own national music and traditions, adding to the vibrancy and excitement of the evening.

Edinburgh Tattoo 2018

Each year the Tattoo follows a new theme. The theme for 2018 is ‘The Sky’s The Limit’,¬†embracing Scotland’s Year of Young People with colourful performers from across the globe. There will be music, display, dance and singing from international military regiments and cultural troupes. The 2018 Tattoo will be flying high with Switzerland’s Top Secret Drum Corps and The Central Band of the Czech Armed Forces. Also, the Royal Air Force will be marking their 100th Anniversary in spectacular style.

Following tradition, the show will be brought to an emotional climax by the famous ‘lone piper’ playing a lament high on the ramparts of the castle. The finale will include a spectacular fireworks display (extended on certain nights) and audiences of the later shows will be treated to an extraordinary military jet fly-past.

Book Your Tickets

From the loyal fans who return to the Tattoo year after year to the newcomers eager to experience the extravaganza for the first time, the Castle Esplanade is sure to be packed out every night, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are available now on the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo website.