Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a military performance of music bands of the armed forces. It has been performed for over 50 years and has been seen by 0.5 billion people already! The event takes place annually throughout August, as part of the wider Edinburgh Festival and no performance has ever been cancelled, so be prepared for any kind of weather.


Where does the name come from?

The word “Tattoo,” is derived from “Doe den tap toe”, or just “tap toe” (“toe” is pronounced “too”), the Dutch for “Last orders”.



The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo today is an amazing show with performers from all over the world – this year there were Zulu and Haka warriors , Malta military band and of course several Scottish and British military bands.

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In few words – tons of performers and what a show! .. See ya next year!



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