WORLD’S LARGEST EVER ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO MARCHES INTO SYDNEY
One of the world’s biggest shows plays ANZ Stadium
The largest Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ever staged is marching into the harbour city for three days at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park from 17 – 19 October.
Set against a full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle, the renowned Scottish spectacular will bring together over 1500 of the world’s finest pipers, drummers, military musicians and performers for an inimitable mix of music, ceremony, military tradition, theatre and Celtic folklore.
The Sydney 2019 season will feature all the hallmark elements of this world-famous military and cultural event with unique Australian and international acts added to the ranks. Traditional crowd favourite songs Auld Lang Syne and Scottish The Brave will also feature in addition to contemporary favourites.
A full line-up of the cast can be viewed here.
The word tattoo is derived from a Dutch word for the signal played on a drum or bugle to summon soldiers back to their barracks at night. The term evolved in the 18th century to mean a form of evening performances given by military bands.
Dating back almost 70 years, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo was inspired by a simple show called Something About a Soldier performed in 1949 at the Ross Bandstand below Edinburgh Castle.
From a modest event in a park, the Tattoo has become a worldwide phenomenon, with a remarkable live audience of 220,000 at Edinburgh Castle each August and a global TV audience of 100 million.
Tickets for this extraordinary theatrical event can now be purchased online through Ticketek.