Birmingham Tattoo @ The NIA, Birmingham (Sat 28 Nov at 6pm & Sun 29 Nov at 2pm)

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See a traditional Tattoo in this three-hour spectacular – from the massed bands, parade of standards, field gun competition, lone piper and the spectacular Grand Finale which will include the patriotic favourite ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.

Experience the tradition
For more than 20 years the Birmingham Tattoo has thrilled audiences with world class performers joining local groups to create a three-hour spectacle. All the traditional elements of the Tattoo are present again this year – from the Massed Bands, Parade of Standards, Field Gun Competition, Lone Piper and the Spectacular Grand Finale.

The Massed Marching Bands
The organisers have pulled out all the stops for this year’s Birmingham Tattoo and have managed to secure the world famous Band of Her Majesty’s Coldstream Guards and the popular Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas, who will be joined by their traditional Nepalese dancers to perform their famous Khukuri Dance. They will be joined by the Band of the United States Army and the Central Band of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan and the Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal British Legion. Also taking part in the Tattoo is the National Youth Marching Band which brings together many individual youth marching bands from across the UK.

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Exciting Displays
Complementing the Massed Bands, this year’s Tattoo also features many displays that are sure to appeal to all the family. An exciting display from the Blue Falcons Gymnastic Display Team will leave the audience on the edge of their seats, whilst the Inter-Service Field Gun Competition will carry on a tradition which draws its origins from the siege of Ladysmith during the Boer War.

In addition, the British Flyball Association Dog Competition will give an excellent display of obedience and skill, whilst the United Kingdom Disco Dancers will impress everyone, both young and old, with their energetic performance.

A truly Spectacular performance
This year’s Tattoo will culminate in a Spectacular Grand Finale featuring the Massed Bands and a special guest appearance by the British Tenor Tim Pitman. The event would not be complete without the ever-popular Closing Ceremony which will feature the Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour and Escort, the traditional Land of Hope and Glory, the Evening Hymn and the Lone Piper.

The NIA, Birmingham

Available from the Box Office on 0844-338-8000 or online

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