Against the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the nautical-themed 2011 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo features a wide range of performers from four continents, from the Commonwealth, Europe, the Middle East, South America and, of course, a strong home-based contingent.
The show reaches its crescendo during the Finale piece, which features the Massed Bands and Massed Pipes and Drums with music from the film How to Train Your Dragon.
A wealth of talent from around the world joins forces on the Esplanade to stage the spectacular programme of music, song and dance which makes up The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
The Tattoo was conceived in its present form and first performed in 1950. Today, with its unique blend of music, ceremony, entertainment and theatre, it is without question one of the world’s greatest shows. It takes place during the Edinburgh Festival and is set against the unique and amazing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Featuring a host of acts from around the world including: The Massed Pipes and Drums * The Band of the Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiments – The Music Corps of The Bicycle Regiment * The Brazilian Marine Corps Martial Band * The Germany Mountain Army Band * Massed Highland Dancers * The Band of the Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiments * The Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines * The Massed Bands & Massed Pipes & Drums.