Under the theme Kaleidoscope, next year’s Tattoo will capture the imaginations of audience goers through a series of performances bold with colour and light, comparable to the optical invention which was created by Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster in 1816.
Next year’s show will celebrate “glorious symmetries” through precision-led performances with the British Army at the fore, complemented by the Massed Pipes and Drums, Pipers Trail, the Tattoo Dance Company and Hjaltibonhoga (Shetland Fiddlers), which are all confirmed to participate. Organisers will reveal the full cast line-up next year but are calling on avid fans to snap up their tickets for what is expected to be another sell-out year.
Returning to the captivating setting of Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade for its 69th show, the military and cultural spectacle will bring its renowned energy to the city with more than 1,200 international performers expected to descend on the capital between 2 -24 August next year.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performs to a remarkable live audience of 220,000 at Edinburgh Castle each August with TV audiences reaching 100 million. This year, the event was a sell out for the 20th consecutive year. Earlier this month, the business revealed plans to take the show to Sydney, Australia, as part of its ambitious growth plans which also include potential tours to China and Canada.
Tickets are available to purchase directly from the Tattoo’s official website at www.edintattoo.co.uk or by calling +44  131 225 1188. Customers can also purchase in person at the Tattoo office at 1-3 Cockburn Street in Edinburgh. Ticket prices range from £25 to £90, with Premier Seats, Royal Gallery and Hospitality Packages starting from £130.