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Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to be showcased in Australia in 2019

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will be presented as a four-day showcase against a full-sized backdrop of Edinburgh Castle at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has secured a four-night showcase in Australia in 2019. The ANZ Stadium will host the world-renowned Tattoo for four shows with production partner Michael Cassel Group and promoters Seven West Media.

As well as performances from the Massed Pipes and Drums and the Tattoo’s own performers, Pipers Trail, Hjaltibonhoga (The Shetland Fiddlers) and Tattoo Dance Company, the acts will be joined by the Australian Defence Force and a host of international performers against the backdrop of a full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle.   

Bringing people together

Brigadier David Allfrey, Chief Executive at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: “The relationship between The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Australia runs broad and deep. We are linked institutionally through the Commonwealth, the Scottish Diaspora, military bonds, shared history and experiences and so many individual friendships and family connections. It is a huge privilege for us to be invited to stage a Tattoo that stands to be bigger and more extraordinary than ever before.

“Edinburgh remains our guiding light and our heartland. But, to enable the business to thrive commercially - benefiting audiences at home and abroad - we are strengthening our operation and building creative partnerships that will help us share our brand, values and standards with new audiences across the world. Delivering on this ambition, we are now working with some phenomenal organisations in the Southern Hemisphere who will support our journey as we begin what feels like the next big step in our journey. In 2020, we will have been running for 70 years and having sold out for the last 20 seasons consecutively, there is a sense that ever more people want to connect with us.  We are all about bringing people together and never has this been more important.

“Our journey overseas opens so many doors and we are committed to delivering entertaining and inspiring shows, potential employment, investment and commercial returns for both ourselves and partners who join us from Scotland, the UK and internationally.  This new project offers a huge opportunity for both the UK and Australia and the prospect of reinforcing links across the worlds while inspiring international travel in both directions, promoting trade and building an interest in - and an understanding of - different cultures and heritage.

“At our core, we are a charitable organisation and securing the Australia show means we can further strengthen our business model, and, most importantly, can continue to deliver on charitable and social commitments which at present are set at £1 million each year going forward.”

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