As you are probably aware, following the sad announcement from Buckingham Palace last week, the Birmingham International Tattoo was postponed and did not go ahead on the 10th and 11th September 2022.
As an event that features the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force each year, the sad news of the death of 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, the Tattoo team have been working hard to find an alternative date.
It has now been decided that 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.
This new date has been chosen to allow time for groups and individuals to rearrange their travel plans, plus it allows the bands and other performers time to rehearse the special programme and ensures that the necessary planning can be carried out that such a large event requires.
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.
We look forward to seeing you again at the Resorts World Arena for this special Birmingham International Tattoo on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February 2023 as we offer a final salute and celebrate the life of a remarkable Sovereign who was Head of the Armed Forces, held the position of Colonel-in-Chief of numerous regiments, held the position of Lord High Admiral in the Royal Navy and had strong links with the Royal Air Force.