Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace, last weekend's Birmingham International Tattoo was postponed. Further information is now available on the rescheduled date.

As an event that features the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force each year, the sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen hit all of those involved with the Tattoo particularly hard, as each year the 1,200 musicians and other participants perform in her honour and were due to celebrate her 70 years of service at the Resorts World Arena last weekend. The decision to postpone was made both as a mark of respect for Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family, plus was based on the advice from the Ministry of Defence that the military forces that take part in the Tattoo would be unavailable for any military events that were not connected to the period of mourning, proclamations and the funeral.

Since the announcement, we have been working hard to find an alternative date and the Birmingham International Tattoo will therefore go ahead on Saturday 11th February 2023 at 6pm and Sunday 12th February 2023 at 2pm with a special performance that brings together all the usual elements of the Tattoo but also featuring a special tribute celebrating the life of Her Majesty The Queen and her 70 years of service to the Nation and also marking the accession of King Charles III to the throne.

If you already hold tickets for the Saturday 10th September or Sunday 11th September dates, these tickets are still valid for the same seats and will be accepted on the door on the relevant day, for example, Saturday 10th September tickets are valid for Saturday 11th February. More details, including the availability of further tickets, will be available soon online for others wishing to attend this special event which will celebrate the life of Her Majesty.

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Due to the changing circumstances please note parts of this website may not be up to date.



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The Birmingham International Tattoo is Britain's biggest indoor tattoo (a type of military type tournament) featuring marching bands, pipes & drums, field gun racing, dog racing and much more including a spectacular Grand Finale with over 1,000 performers.


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Massed marching bands

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Racing dogs and much more

From racing dogs to Rangerettes there is something for all the family

Supporting our troops

We are pleased to support charities that help veterans and serving troops


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Spectacular displays

Experience the thrill of the spectacular displays at the Birmingham Tattoo

Getting to the Arena

For details of how to get to the Resorts World Arena and other questions

Don't want to drive?

There are many coach companies across the UK bringing people to the Tattoo


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Expected concourse exhibitors at the Birmingham International Tattoo

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About the Birmingham International Tattoo

The Birmingham International Tattoo is Britain's biggest indoor tattoo (a type of military type tournament) featuring marching bands, pipes & drums, field gun racing, dog racing and culminating in a spectacular Grand Finale.

Whether you prefer the Massed Marching Bands, the Exciting Displays or the splendour of the spectacular Grand Finale there is something for everyone at the Birmingham International Tattoo at the Resorts World Arena at the NEC.

Join us at the next Birmingham Tattoo or come to one of our Royal Marines Christmas Spectaculars.

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