November isn’t just a time for remembrance, but also a time for celebration.
In the spirit of excitement, pomp and pageantry, Britain’s biggest indoor tattoo returns to Arena Birmingham (formerly the Barclaycard Arena) on Saturday 24th November at 6pm and Sunday 25th November at 2pm.
With over 1,000 performers the Birmingham International Tattoo brings together military and other marching bands, exciting displays including field gun and many other performers to the Arena Birmingham. They will all join forces for this year’s spectacular event on Saturday 24th November at 6pm and Sunday 25th November at 2pm. Experience over three hours of pageantry and spectacle in the comfort of the indoor arena or why not make a weekend of it and also enjoy Birmingham’s Christmas Markets.
A parade unlike any other, this year featuring the Combined Bands of the British Army Reserve, and bands from Poland, Austria and Russia among others, the event is held indoors – meaning visitors don’t have to brave the autumn chill! Soldiers and other performers demonstrate intricate movements and musical numbers for a multi-sensory extravaganza.
The event is an all-family affair that is sure to inspire audiences both young and old.
The 2018 Birmingham International Tattoo will bring together marching bands from across Europe and our own British Armed Forces in a show of unity as part of the (pre) Christmas spirit of goodwill among all people. Birmingham will also enjoy a taste of the Scottish Highlands as the popular Massed Pipes and Drums join this year’s line-up. Plenty of thrills will complement the music with exciting displays including the Inter-Service Field Gun Competition, dog-racing in the British Flyball Association competition and the Wreath of Respect Motorcycle Riders all creating plenty of exciting action over the two performances at the weekend.
Now in its 30th year, the Birmingham Tattoo would not be complete without the ever-popular Spectacular Grand Finale. Featuring over 1,000 performers, including British Tenor Tim Pitman and Singing Sensation ‘Breeze’, the Parade of the Massed Standards, as well as the Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour and Escort, the Tattoo will certainly be cause for plenty of celebration and pride. The event includes the traditional “Land of Hope and Glory”, “The Evening Hymn” and “The Lone Piper” in this fantastic celebration of pomp and pageantry.
Tickets are priced at £20 to £30 with reduced prices for children and senior citizens. Special group discounts are also available for those purchasing 10 tickets or more at one time.
What better way to spend a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon than in a comfortable seat at Birmingham’s indoor arena experiencing the best of British pomp and pageantry? Tickets are available now for this fantastic event but book soon to make sure you are at Britain’s biggest indoor tattoo this year.