Award-winning Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo returns!
The Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo will return on Saturday 28th of April 2018, and will feature a wide range of Scottish and multicultural entertainment.
Established in 2012 by a group of friends with a shared vision to host a tattoo in the Royal Burgh of Dumfries, the event promises an evening of Scottish entertainment and culture using a diverse group of entertainers. They will range from young people to mature adults and will cover a vast array of talents.
Growing over the years from two bandstands to six this year, the event will be an all seated performance.
In 2014, the Dumfries Tattoo won the Nithsdale Community Achievement Award for Diversity and Culture.
Chairperson Stuart Robb explained, “We are really excited for this year’s Dumfries Tattoo and can’t wait for people to come and be a part of it. The acts who will perform this year are exceptional and well worth seeing. It takes us around 18 months to plan the event but it’s always all worth it on the night!”
Performers will include:
The Scottish Power Pipe Band – Sponsored by Scottish Power since 1989, the band are one of the world’s leading Grade 1 pipe bands, having featured as a regular prize-winner in all major competitions over several decades. They are in demand throughout the world, having performed in the US, Canada, Japan and China. They have even appeared before The Queen at Braemar, for the Pope at St Peter’s in Rome and with Sir Paul McCartney at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.
African Percussion and Dance Group (weather permitting) – Based in Glasgow and performing together for over 10 years, they play and dance to the fantastic and diverse rhythms and songs of traditional West Africa. The music is played on Djembe and Dundun drums as well as a variety of other percussion instruments.
The Pipes & Drums of The Highlanders 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS) – First and foremost they are full time regular infantry soldiers, whilst also representing the Battalion and wider Regiment all over the world as Pipers and Drummers. In recent years they have taken part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (both at Edinburgh Castle and on tour to Australia and New Zealand), led the Battalion on many parades and even performed within Buckingham Palace for The Queen on numerous occasions. In 2017 they became Grade 3B UK and European Champions and have been promoted to Grade 3A by the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association for the 2018 season as a result.
The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps – Based in Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, the band consists of 35 full time professional musicians who can perform within a variety of ensembles ranging from a traditional military marching band to a jazz quintet. One of the band’s main capabilities is its big band which regularly features in concert settings and allows audiences to see a military band in a different light. Along with instrumental soloists, the big band utilises vocalists from within the band to perform classic standards and more contemporary charts hits. They will be joined by the Lowland and Highland bands of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
Attitude Dance Group – Based in Dumfries town centre, this dance group runs dance classes for children aged 3 years and above. They have put together a very special street dance performance for the evening.
The Dumfries Tattoo takes place at the County Buildings Car Park at Newall Terrace in Dumfries and starts at 6pm. Tickets priced £10 and are available from the Midsteeple Box Office. Join The Royal Burgh of Dumfries Tattoo Facebook Group for further information.