A royal Tattoo will mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in August 2012

A royal Tattoo will mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The programme includes music, Dennis the Menace, and a Brave-inspired music medley

Musicians from Switzerland, Norway and Australia, as well as some unexpected guests, will be among the sparkling line-up at this summer’s 62nd Tattoo, which will welcome a fusion of well-loved traditional elements and exciting new contributions.

As part of this year’s international celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s accession to the throne, the Tattoo’s Diamond Jubilee themed production is Scotland’s Salute to the Monarch.The programme will include music, action and colour and will also welcome a special guest appearance - sporting his famous red and white hooped jumper, cartoon character and arch mischief-maker, Dennis the Menace will take to the stage.

Creative elements will hark back to our textile and whisky heritage and you can look forward to a music medley inspired by Disney/Pixar film Brave. The climax of the evening will be an orchestral re-enactment of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation of 1953 culminating in an electrifying arrangement of Diamonds Are Forever and a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

With state-of-the-art production technology, including 21st century surround sound, compelling graphic installations and ultra-modern lighting, the 90-minute show is expected to dazzle audiences from home and abroad.

Year of Creative Scotland is helping to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Find out all that this special year has to offer at www.visitscotland.com/creative.

Tickets (priced £23 to £59) are available from edintattoo.co.uk/tickets, +44 (0)131 225 1188 or in person from the Tattoo Ticket Sales Office, 32-34 Market Street, Edinburgh.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds and performers from all over the world, with massed pipes and drums, military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh Castle

Fri 5 Aug

£25–£90 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 6 Aug

£25–£90 / 0131 225 1188

Sun 7 Aug

£25–£90 / 0131 225 1188

…and 20 more dates until 27 Aug