Tattoo marches on as half of 2015 tickets sold on first day

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has announced first day sales for 2015's run of 100,000 tickets, with a value of over £4 million.

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Tattoo 2015 will have a run of 25 performances (7-29 August), with a total of 220,000 tickets available - and within hours of tickets going on sale at 10am on 1 December, almost half of these had been snapped up.

Brigadier David Allfrey, preparing for his fifth Tattoo as Chief Executive and Producer, said:

It has been an extraordinary few hours! The wonderful team at Market Street, our ticketing contractors, our travel partners and customers have all contributed to a sparkling start to the Tattoo’s 66th season.
It is phenomenal when our tickets go on sale and within minutes we have high demand across the world. This year, to add to the mix, we are trying to touch new markets and hope very much to encourage an increase in Chinese and Indian visitors.
The plans for the Show are coming together nicely and we have lots of treats in store.

The 3-week military showpiece on the Castle Esplanade will feature close to 1,200 performers from 5 continents, with 2015's event based on a theme of 'East Meets West'. The cast has been described as one of the largest multi-national and multi-cultural casts ever assembled for the Tattoo.

Find out more about the Tattoo, including information on booking your tickets.

Image: New Zealand Army Band (credit The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo)

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