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EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED: Experience the pomp and pageantry at the Birmingham International tattoo

Leamington Editorial 30th May, 2022 Updated: 30th May, 2022

For over 30 years, the Birmingham International Tattoo has been bringing military and other marching bands from across the world to Birmingham.

And in this Platinum Jubilee Year, Britain’s biggest indoor tattoo (a type of military show) returns on Saturday 10th September at 6pm and Sunday 11th September at 2pm to a new venue at Resorts World Arena Birmingham at the NEC.

A parade unlike any other, the 2022 Birmingham International Tattoo will bring together marching bands from across Europe and our own British Armed Forces in a show of unity.

Joining the massed bands and the pipes and drums will be a range of spectacular displays during the special 2022 Platinum Jubilee show. Plenty of thrills will complement the music with exciting displays including the Inter-Service Field Gun Competition, dog-racing during the British Flyball Association competition and the energy and passion of the massed dancers, all creating plenty of exciting action over the two performances at the weekend.

They will all join forces for over three hours of pageantry and spectacle in the comfort of the Resorts World Arena which is easily accessible on the NEC campus.

The Birmingham Tattoo would not be complete without the ever-popular Spectacular Grand Finale.

Featuring over 1,000 performers, including the Parade of the Massed Standards, as well as the Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour and Escort, the Tattoo will certainly be cause for plenty of celebration and pride.

The event includes the traditional “Land of Hope and Glory”, “The Evening Hymn”, led by the Tattoo guest vocalists, and joined by “The Lone Piper” in this fantastic celebration of pomp and pageantry.

Whether you prefer the massed marching bands, the skirl of the pipes and drums, the fast-paced action of the field gun or the flyball dog races, or the pomp and pageantry of the massed standard bearers, there is something for all the family at the 2022 Birmingham International Tattoo.

Tattoo Producer Norman Rogerson MBE said:

“We are pulling out all the stops to make this year’s event a fantastic spectacle for all the family. The Tattoo will be one of the final events to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and put Birmingham once again on the map as a host of another international event following the Commonwealth Games. What better way to spend a Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon than in a comfortable seat at the Resorts World Arena experiencing the best of pomp and pageantry?”

Norman added:

“The Birmingham Tattoo is very proud to have supported many charities over many years. In recent years our focus has been on supporting The Royal Star & Garter Homes and through the generosity of the Tattoo audiences we have been able to donate about £120,000 to this worthy cause who care for veterans including at their local Solihull home. In addition, the Tattoo also supports Troop Aid, a small local charity based in Solihull with worldwide reach. The objective of Troop Aid is to supply the basic essentials in an emergency pack when British Troops are injured in operations or training.”

The Birmingham International Tattoo will take place at the Birmingham Resorts World Arena at the NEC on Saturday 10th September 2022 at 6pm and Sunday 11th September 2022 at 2pm.

Tickets are priced at £20 to £35 with reduced prices for children and senior citizens.

Special group discounts are also available for those purchasing 10 tickets or more at one time.

Visit www.birminghamtattoo.co.uk to book online or for further details on all the performers, or you can book tickets by calling 0344-338-8000.

Photo credits: The Birmingham International Tattoo

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