The Tattoo appoints new CEO

Meet our 2023 Massed Military Bands

At our August Show, Stories, this year’s 2023 Lead Service, the Royal Air Force (RAF) will play the main character. In addition to providing our Guard of Honour and Stage Band musicians, the RAF will form our Massed Military Bands, supported by The Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland. This summer, they’ll bring the world of video games to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.

We've partnered with Tom Kitchin to launch an exclusive culinary experience

This new dining hospitality package provides a gastronomic experience with the Michelin Starred Chef

Media Accreditation now open for 2023

We are pleased to launch applications for Media Accreditation for our 2023 Show.

Meet New Zealand's Father Daughter drumming duo

To celebrate Father's Day this year we caught up with Lauren and Andrew, a father daughter duo who performed in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Pipes and Drums, for our 2022 show Voices.

The Innis & Gunn Story

When Innis & Gunn joined the Tattoo as Presenting Partners in 2022, a great alliance was formed. Both Edinburgh locals, we hold innovation and creativity at the core of all we do and relish the opportunity to add our own twist on tradition. In our year of Stories, we wanted to share more about them and how they came to create such a unique award-winning beer.

Star of our 2022 Show, Voices, has made it through to the Britain's Got Talent Semi-Final

Fife musician and 2022 Tattoo Performer, Cammy Barnes, has become the only Scot to make it to the Britain's Got Talent live shows.

His Majesty The King’s Guard Band and Drill Team of Norway will tell their story this August

Since their first performance at the Tattoo in 1961, His Majesty The King’s Guard of Norway has a close relationship with our event. We’re delighted to see them return this August.

Electro Pipes return this August!

Electro Pipes made their Tattoo debut in 2022. Fusing traditional Scottish instruments with modern music, they will make their highly anticipated return this August.

A Royal Event

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has been privileged to mark many Royal occasions over the years. This August, we will continue the tradition, paying tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the historic Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

Celebrating limitless forms of expression through Stories

This August, set against the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, we will welcome local and international audiences to its new Show, Stories. Staged between 4-26 August, the Show will be a celebration of sagas, myths, and legends, transporting audiences on a journey of ideas - from the earliest campfire stories through to the world stage.

What are our Tattoo Performers up to?

Our Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Performers are based all over the world. In addition to our August event, they support us on a number of exciting projects throughout the year.

Innis & Gunn return this August to quench your thirst!

Multi-award winning brewers, Innis & Gunn are joining us again this August. Following a successful first year as presenting partners, their 2023 pre-order service is now open.