The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019
The Greatest Show on earth commences 2nd to 24th August and takes place against the breathtaking backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, showcasing music, dance and display from around the world.
The theme for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2019 is Kaleidoscope.
The 2019 Tattoo will capture the imaginations of the audience through a series of performances bold with colour and light, similar to the optical invention which was created by Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster in 1816.
As always the British Army are at the forefront of proceedings, complemented by the Massed Pipes and Drums, Pipers Trail, the Tattoo Dance Company and Hjaltibonhoga (Shetland Fiddlers), which are all confirmed to participate.
"Each Tattoo is planned up to two years in advance in order for us to build the creative concept and secure the most exciting international performers that draw in our audiences year on year.
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."Brigadier David Allfrey, Chief Executive and Producer, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.