The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a world-renowned annual event held on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. This spectacular showcase of military music and precision drill features performers from various international armed forces, creating a captivating fusion of traditional and contemporary performances. Against the stunning backdrop of the historic castle, the event is known for its impressive array of bagpipers, drummers, and military bands, drawing audiences from around the globe. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo has become a cultural highlight, celebrating the rich heritage and disciplined artistry of military music and pageantry.
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo originated in 1950. The first official Tattoo took place at the Edinburgh Castle, featuring eight items in the program. Since then, the event has grown in scale and popularity, becoming a renowned international spectacle that attracts performers and audiences from various countries. The Tattoo traditionally takes place annually on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle during the month of August, showcasing military music, precision drill, and cultural performances.
The Massed Pipes & Drums
A perennial favorite at the Tattoo, the Massed Pipes and Drums feature military and civilian bands from across the globe, making a dramatic entrance across the historic drawbridge of Edinburgh Castle.
The Lone Piper
Perched atop the Edinburgh Castle ramparts, our Tattoo Lone Piper casts a stoic silhouette, providing a poignant moment of reflection to conclude the show.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tatoo Performers
Performers proudly present Scottish traditional dance & music throughout the show including Highland Dancers, Pipes and Drums, and Fiddlers.
Massed British Military Bands
Highlighting the pinnacle of military precision and contemporary military music, the Journeys Show will feature performances by the British Armed Forces.
Majesticks Drum Corps
Swiss drumming group, Majesticks Drum Corps, brings a precision drill routine to the capital, showcasing the extraordinary skills of approximately 30 drummers. Their performance promises impeccable timing, showmanship, and a touch of humor, adding a unique flair to the Tattoo experience.