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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marches into town!

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marches into Melbourne this week for the first time ever!

Over the weekend, over 1,200 performers from all around the world including Australia arrived into Melbourne for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo that will take place from Friday 12 February at Etihad Stadium.  This incredible event promises to be one of the greatest spectacles ever seen in Melbourne. 

In its 65-year history, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has only ever left its Scottish homeland three times touring to New Zealand in 2000 and Sydney in 2005 and 2010.  

With its unique blend of military ceremony, music and entertainment, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the most famous events in the world, playing to around 220,000 people each year in Edinburgh and attracting an annual television audience of 100 million.

The Tattoo includes performers from ten regiments in the UK plus bands from Switzerland, Norway, Tonga, Fiji and all across Australia and as far flung as the Shetland Islands.  To set the scene, the extraordinary, life-size replica of the Castle façade with performers will enter the stadium by crossing the drawbridge just as they do in Edinburgh before the grand finale which will draw together the entire cast of more than 1,200 for that international song of love and friendship, Auld Lang Syne.

 When: Friday 12 February 7pm, Saturday 13 February 1pm & 7pm Sunday 14 February 1pm & 7pm

Where: Etihad Stadium

Visit the website here.