Scotland's Matchless Entertainment Spectacle
One thousand musicians and performers from across the globe took the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle by storm this summer at the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Traditional favourites such as the Massed Pipes and Drums were joined by, amongst others, the 90-strong Brazilian Marine Corps Martial Band, Bavaria’s German Mountain Army Band and a unique Dutch Bicycle Band.
Staged once again alongside the impressive backcloth of Edinburgh Castle and held in a magnificent new £16m amphitheatre, the show’s theme for 2011 was “Of the Sea” and featured lead service, the Royal Navy with the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.
Music, colour and theatre defined this nautical-themed event as a multi-national and multi-cultural cast enthralled audiences at 25 sold-out performances of the 62nd Castle Esplanade spectacular.