1500 performers get ready for world's largest Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

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30 September 2019

1500 performers from around the world are preparing for the largest Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

The event will take place from 17-19 October at Sydney Olympic Park, with 1500 of the world’s best pipers, fiddlers, drummers, military musicians and performers coming together.

Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds said she was proud to see the Australian Defence Force perform, once again, alongside Commonwealth and international acts as part of the world famous showcase of the Tattoo.

“The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the longest running and most prestigious of all international tattoos, dating back to 1950,” Minister Reynolds said.

“It showcases the remarkable culture of Australia and the South West Pacific nations, through a unique mix of music, ceremony, military tradition, theatre and Celtic folklore.”

The Royal Australian Air Force is proud to be supporting performers and participants from around the region from Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu to travel to Sydney for this year’s event on a Royal Australian Air Force Service Air Craft.

Tickets are available through Ticketek. For more information about the event visit: www.edinburghtattoosydney.com.au

Imagery of the PNG contingent preparing for the Tattoo can be accessed at http://images.defence.gov.au/S20192346

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