The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Announces 2024 Tickets On Sale For 2023 Ticketholders After A Triumphant Opening Weekend

**Pics Free to use** Pictured: Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO KICKS OFF AUGUST RUN WITH STUNNING SHOWCASE FOR 2023 - STORIES More than 800 performers graced Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade to share their stories through song, dance, and military precision - Thursday 3 August 2023: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo makes its anticipated return with this year’s Show, Stories as performers from across the globe wow audiences with sensational music, dance, costume, and spectacle. Running until 26 August, the Show is a celebration of sagas, myths, and legends, transporting audiences on a journey of ideas - from the earliest campfire stories through to the world stage and showcasing an international cast telling tales that connect us through our unique and shared military and cultural heritages. From the musical prowess of the Massed Pipes & Drums, the physical storytelling of dance and precision drill, and stunning imagery captured through light and projection, audiences will be transported and enthralled. Edinburgh Castle Esplanade will play host to performers from Australia, Norway, Switzerland, The United States, and Trinidad and Tobago, alongside homegrown acts from across the UK and Ireland. As ever, the military play a prominent role in the Show, with the Royal Air Force as the lead Service. Audiences will also be treated to the rousing sound of the Massed Pipes and Drums supported by the Tattoo Dancers and Fiddlers. Making their Tattoo debut on the Castle Esplanade, The United States Air Force Band will entertain the crowds with a freestyle musical performance with music from the Great American Songbook. The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra will bring a vibrant burst of colour and excitement true to their traditional art forms, including the limbo and fire dance, performing their take on contemporary Caribbean music. Exploring the legends and traditions of Switzerland,

Following a fantastic opening weekend for this year’s Show, Stories, tickets for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo’s 2024 Show, Journeys, officially go on sale today to 2023 ticket holders, with the first 25,000 tickets available at 2023 prices.

Respecting challenges of the ongoing cost of living crisis, the first 25,000 tickets will be held at 2023 prices to ensure that the art and culture sector, which the Tattoo represents, is available to as many people as possible.

With the 2023 Show Stories now in full swing – the second Show from new Creative Director Michael Braithwaite – the team is already getting set to lead audiences onto the next Show with Journeys. The 2024 Show will transport audiences on an international cultural journey, bringing together the voices and stories that connect the worldwide company of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Jason Barrett, Chief Operating Officer of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: “The highly anticipated launch of our 2023 Show Stories this year has been an absolute triumph. The opening weekend has seen audiences witness the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade burst to life with the sounds and colour of the exceptional Tattoo cast. Performing each night in such a stunning setting is truly awe-inspiring, and it cannot be understated how excited we are to perform this spectacular show here.

“It is because of our excitement and passion, alongside our understanding of the current cost of living challenges, that we now have 25,000 tickets on sale for 2024 fixed at 2023 prices. What the Tattoo offers, and what the Show represents is for everyone, and we want to ensure that it is available to as many people as possible in recognition of its popularity. Journeys is set to be the thrilling conclusion to our two previous Shows, Voices and Stories, and it is certainly not to be missed.”  

Journeys will run from 2-24 August 2024, and as always, will feature the military at the heart of the showcase. Audiences can expect the magnificent sounds of the Massed Pipes and Drums filling up the Esplanade alongside performances from the incredibly talented Tattoo Pipes and Drums and Tattoo Dancers. International acts will join the 2024 line up bringing new cultures and vibrancy to this sought-after spectacle.

Further details about Journeys will be announced in the coming months.

Stories will run until 26 August 2023. The Tattoo, alongside the other 11 Edinburgh Festivals, contributes and generates £367 million annually for the Scottish economy and jointly creates 5,850 FTE jobs

Tickets are on sale now for both the 2023 and 2024 performances and can be purchased at or on the phone on 0131 225 1188.

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