2015 will see the world's most spectacular military Tattoo host a parade of talent from 4 continents as the show piece event celebrates 'East Meets West’. Set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, a spine-tingling presentation will include pipers, drummers, singers and dancers as well as one of the world's most sensational percussion groups, Switzerland's Top Secret Drum Corps. Performers from over 48 countries have taken part in the Tattoo, and around 30 per cent of the 220,000 audience each year are from overseas. In addition to this, the Tattoo has been televised in more than 40 countries. An annual television audience of 100 million watches the coverage worldwide.
The international flavour of the Tattoo has been deliberately developed as a key element in its capacity to entertain a huge, cosmopolitan audience.
The Tattoo's unique ability to bring together thousands of people for this annual celebration of music and entertainment continues and the public's appetite for pomp and ceremony shows no sign of diminishing. This year's Tattoo is very much a 'global gathering' - showcasing the talents of musicians and performers from every corner of the globe.
Edinburgh is just over an hour’s drive from any of our self-catering holiday cottages so if you are planning a holiday here in central Scotland during August why not give some thought to visiting the tattoo in Edinburgh for what will provide a fantastic family event.
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