Edinburgh Tattoo Returns in 2022

The Voices of the Edinburgh Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a military performance of music and display, which has been taking place annually on Edinburgh Castle Esplanade since August 1950. Sadly, for the first time in its 70-year history, the event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the date is set for Edinburgh Tattoo 2022, and we can’t wait to welcome this tradition back to our city. Summer just isn’t the same without it!

Edinburgh Tattoo 2022

After being apart for so long, the theme for this year’s show is “Voices”, aptly celebrating the collective power and connection of voice. The summer extravaganza of military displays, musical performances, fireworks and projections will take inspiration from connections made over the past two years, despite all of the difficulties of the pandemic. Where people united creatively and shared their voices, even when they couldn’t be together in person.

The Tattoo Experience

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the most famous military displays in the world. Featuring traditional Scottish performances such as Highland dancers, massed pipes and drums and fiddle players. Along with entertainment from military and cultural groups from all over the world. Traditionally, a Lone Piper plays a haunting lament to mark the finale. And the show always ends with a rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Featuring spectacular fireworks displays and military flybys, the Tattoo is a magical experience, which is hard to describe …

Book your tickets

Tickets are officially on sale on the Tattoo website. Or you can all the Box Office on +44 (0)131 225 1188. Shows will take place nightly from 5th to 27th August 2022, with standard tickets ranging from £30 to £95 per person, and premier seats and packages starting from £145.

Summer Accommodation

Looking for Edinburgh accommodation? Parliament House Hotel is around a 15-minute walk from the Tattoo venue, Edinburgh Castle. So check out our latest special offers and book your room today.