Edinburgh Military Tattoo
For scale, no show in Edinburgh can rival the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Literally hundreds of performers, both from Scotland and bands and organisations from abroad, gather under the dramatic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. The series of displays, which take place on the castle esplanade (an 18th century parade ground), combine breathtaking shows of military precision, often a battle re-enactment, military bands, including the rousing mass pipes and drums.
An iconic Scottish cloth, a famous spirit, and a troublesome cartoon character will all make an appearance at the 62nd Edinburgh Military Tattoo (3-25
The Cavalcade was a free event held at the Edinburgh Festival for almost thirty years. It would see performers from all the Edinburgh Festivals roll through Princes Street in the city centre in an annual procession at the beginning of August.
Edinburgh's Festivals have received a funding boost, it was announced on Thursday as an ambitious programm
There are some things that you can rely on with the Edinburgh Tattoo: marching bands, fireworks and big bangs, mass country dancing, and displays of military manoeuvres. A lone piper will play a plaintive lament from the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle towards the end of the show, making the hairs on 9000 necks stand to attention, before the rousing grand finale of mass pipes and drums playing together. Running to 27 August, it's the biggest cast in the festival city, set against one of the most spectacular settings in Edinburgh, if not the country.
Edinburgh's Festivals will share £2 million from the Scottish Government to showcase Scottish cultural and creative talent.
Late medieval walls and the foundations of what appears to be a military spur, which formed part of the outer defences at Edinburgh Castle., have been uncovered by archaeologists on the castle esplanade.