The 2016 Birmingham International Tattoo

Britain’s biggest indoor international tattoo

26 - 27 Nov 2016

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  • Event details

    Britain’s biggest indoor international tattoo will bring together marching bands, exciting displays and the spectacular Grand Finale in a spectacle of pomp and pageantry.

    Bands taking part in this year's Birmingham International Tattoo include:

     •             The combined Bands of the Corps of Royal Engineers

    •             The Band & Pipes of the Irish Defence Forces

    •             The Royal Band of the Antwerp Police (Belgium)

    •             The Flora Band from The Netherlands

    •             The Black Watch ACF Band, Pipes, Drums & Highland Dancers

    •             The Massed Air Training Corps Bands

    •             The Tattoo Massed Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers

    •             The National Youth Marching Band

    Joining the musicians during the three-hour family event will be a range of spectacular displays including Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour, the tri-services RNRMC Field Gun Competition, the Flyball Dog Racing teams, the United Kingdom Disco Display Team and the Parade of Massed Standards.

    The Spectacular Grand Finale will include special guest appearances by vocal soloists Captain Gary Chilton (from The Soldiers) and Staff Sgt. Dave Barnes (as seen on The Voice).

    Come and experience the pomp and pageantry that is the Birmingham International Tattoo.

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  • Performance Times

    • Saturday 26 November 2016
      Concourse doors: 1600hrs
      Arena doors: 1630hrs
      1st half: 1800hrs-1935hrs
      2nd half: 2000hrs- 2115hrs
      Approx. finish: 2115hrs
      Sunday 27 November 2016
      Concourse doors: 1200hrs
      Arena doors: 1230hrs
      1st half: 1400hrs-1535hrs
      2nd half: 1600hrs-1715hrs
      Approx. finish: 1715hrs
    Timings are approximate and subject to change.
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    Hospitality packages may be available for this event - check Amplify for more details.

  • food & drink

    There’s loads going on before the show so why not get the party started that little bit earlier, grab a drink and a bite to eat, and enjoy some pre-show entertainment right here at the Barclaycard Arena.

    To find out more about what we have to offer take a look at our Pre show section .