The Sky's the Limit at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
- Katharine Gemmell
- 17 July 2018
This article is from 2018
Taking inspiration from Scotland's Year of Young People and The Royal Air Force's 100th anniversary the year's Tattoo is reaching for the sky
Set in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo brings together 24 performances to create a showcase of the world's best military performers. For 2018, the organisers are taking inspiration from Scotland's Year of Young People and The Royal Air Force's 100th anniversary to create its own unique theme of The Sky's the Limit. Through this theme, the performances will delve deep into a study of human potential and endeavour, whilst also touching on the exploration of gravity and history of flight.
Confirmed acts include the enduring favourites the Massed Pipes and Drums, the Massed Military Bands, the Tattoo Dance Company and Hjaltibonhoga Shetland Fiddlers. But Brigadier David Allfrey, chief executive and producer of the Tattoo, said that fans should expect the usual twist that keeps the show fresh each year.
The 100-minute spectacle mixes music, dance, special effects and military pageantry to create a unique performance experience. Every year the event is a truly international affair with contributions from all over the UK, Commonwealth and rest of the world. The show has sold out every year this century and organisers expect 2018 to be no different.