The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  • 05 August 2022 - 27 August 2022
  • From £35.00 per person
  • Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

Featuring 800+ worldwide performers, the much-loved Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo makes a welcome return to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade this August.

 The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 Finale 1First performed in 1950, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo makes its highly anticipated return after a 2 year absence. Drawing people from around the world together, this cultural and musical showcase will be a celebration of expression, giving a stage to over 800 performers bringing with them incredible music, dance and performance.

The theme of this year’s show is Voices. Drawing inspiration from people across the globe who, despite physical separation, continue to connect and share their voices creatively through spoken word, song, music and dance – languages which are common to all of us. Embracing military tradition with exciting new innovations and contemporary touches, Voices will ensure that the 2022 Tattoo is a welcome return and a celebration of the connections, cultures and languages that bring people together in the iconic setting of Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.

This cultural extravaganza will feature performers from Mexico, the United States, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, along with homegrown talent from the UK.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 Finale 2Military acts will continue to play a central role, with the Army confirmed as this year’s lead service. Audiences can expect to hear the legendary sound of the Massed Pipes & Drums echo around the Esplanade, supported by Tattoo Pipes & Drums, Tattoo Dancers, Tattoo Fiddlers and musicians from UK Military Regiments.

Joining this year’s incredible line-up will be over 100 performers from the Banda Monumental de Mexico, bringing an explosion of energetic, colourful carnival energy; the renowned Highland Divas will be making their Tattoo debut with the eclectic repertoire of folk music from Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand.  While making their 7th Tattoo appearance, the New Zealand Army Band will once again be entertaining audiences with an energetic performance that’s sure to dazzle and amaze.


Celebrated as the Musical Ambassadors of the Army, the United States Army Field Band will also make their Tattoo debut this year, with an exciting military mash-up of traditional and contemporary music; while the United States Air Force Honour Guard, the official ceremonial unit of the Air Force, will make a welcome return with a dynamic display of precision drill.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo runs from 05 – 27 August 2022. Book your tickets here >



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