The Tattoo to dazzle with Kaleidoscope themed Show

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If you're planning a trip to the Festival City next August, some details of next year's edition of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have been announced and tickets are available now!

The Tattoo is a thrilling display of music, dance, technological innovation, military pageantry and entertainment. 2019's edition of the show will embrace the theme of Kaleidoscope - a perfect reflection of the fusion of colour and sound which takes over as you experience this amazing show.

Next year’s show will celebrate “glorious symmetries” through precision-led performances with the British Army at the fore, complemented by the Massed Pipes and Drums, Pipers Trail, the Tattoo Dance Company and Hjaltibonhoga (Shetland Fiddlers), which are all confirmed to participate. 

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Brigadier David Allfrey, Chief Executive and Producer, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said of next year's show:

2019’s Show is all about light and colour.  In 1816, the Scottish inventor Sir David Brewster was looking at objects through mirrors and he noticed how colours appeared in beautiful patterns.
This was the inspiration for his kaleidoscope, a wonderful device that delivered symmetrical yet ever-changing images.  In turn, our Show will celebrate the geometry, colour and movement of our military and folkloric performers in their constantly changing patterns; all accentuated by world-class lighting, projections, sound and special effects.  It is a fabulous project.

Every show is different, so even if you've been before, you're sure to see something brand new and have your breath taken away once again.

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Next year's show runs 2-24 August with performances on Monday to Friday at 9:00pm and on Saturday at 7:15pm and 10:30pm (BST). There is no performance on Sunday. To buy tickets and find out further information, visit the Tattoo ticketing site.

And remember - The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place at the same time as four of Edinburgh's other major festivals, which between them celebrate just about every conceivable art form, making August an ideal time of year to experience our vibrant cultural capital! Visit our Planning Pages for tips on creating your your trip to Edinburgh's Festivals.

Image credit: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

See you in the Festival City soon!

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