The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marches into Sydney with record-breaking line-up

September 10 2019

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have now confirmed 1521 cast for Sydney’s upcoming production, in a new record as the largest Tattoo ever in its 69-year history.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have now confirmed 1521 cast for Sydney’s upcoming production, in a new record as the largest Tattoo ever in its 69-year history.

Unrivalled in its pageantry, this historic Tattoo will play four shows at ANZ Stadium 17 - 19 October 2019. Over 14 nations from around the world will be represented, boasting traditional uniforms and colourful costumes, including the UK, Switzerland, France, India, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, New Zealand and Australia as well as for the first time ever, acts from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Vanuatu.

Set against a full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle, the iconic Scottish spectacular will feature 33 musical, cultural and military groups, including:

  • 15 files of proud and traditional-tartan-wearing Pipers and Drummers
  • 11 highly-spirited Military Bands
  • 40 amazingly deft Precision Marchers
  • 40 Fiddlers, guaranteed to break your heart
  • 7 Pacific Nations poised to share their culture through performance
  • 40 awe-inspiring Maori Kapa Haka performers
  • 100 Highland Tattoo Dancers
  • 40 of the Australian Defence Forces’ finest and funkiest musicians making up the House Band
  • 40 singers representing Gondwana Choirs
  • Australia’s Federation Guard featuring 100 celebrated serving personnel and Australian Indigenous Song Men and dancers

Brigadier David Allfrey, Producer and CEO of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo said “I am delighted with the extraordinary focus, imagination and hard work that has been put in by so many people to bring the Tattoo to Sydney. Whilst we have brought the best of our own pipers, drummers, military musicians, traditional artists and dancers to join up with your own formidable talent, I hope you will be further enthralled by the colour, sounds and traditions that we have gathered from around the world.”


Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney The Hon. Stuart Ayres MP said it’s a spectacle not to be missed. “The staging of the largest Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo ever in our great Harbour City reinforces Sydney’s reputation as a truly global city. This is an incredibly unique opportunity to witness an event of this scale and prestige.”

Press release courtesy of Michael Cassel Group.

To purchase tickets or read the full cast list for our Sydney Production At All Points of the Compass please follow this link. 

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