The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will donate £340,000 to military charities across the UK this year, as it also sets out its intention to go on sale for the 2021 Show.

Despite this year’s show being canceled in light of Covid-19, we’re committed to continuing our charitable support; with this latest donation bringing our total charitable contributions to more than £12.3 million since the event began in 1950.

The sum of £300,000 will be awarded to eight Armed Services beneficiaries including ABF the Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Navy, and Royal Marines Charity, The Army Piping Committee, and RAF Benevolent Fund. While £40,000 will be directed to the Army Piping Committee to help support and sustain British Army Pipes and Drums.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Plans are already underway to make the Tattoo’s live show an unforgettable experience for audiences in 2021, with tickets due to go on sale in October this year. The 30,000 ticket holders who transferred their tickets for this year’s show will be granted priority access to the 2021 tickets when sales go live.

Ruelle Soutar, Chief Operating Officer of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: “2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. However, as a charitable organization, we’re committed now more than ever to continue to support the projects that support us and help to sustain the Tattoo and all that lies behind it. To be able to donate this sum of money, despite the challenges we’ve faced this year is an incredibly proud moment for me and is a testament to the hard work of the whole team.”

Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Buster Howes, CEO of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo added: “Putting the disappointments of this silent August behind us, it is surely time to look ahead.  We’ve been working hard, behind the scenes, to make a safe, creative and thrilling return to the Castle Esplanade in 2021. Announcing our intention to sell tickets for next year is our first public step towards this. We’re so looking forward to welcoming you all back; to lacing up our dancing shoes; firing up our pipes, drums, and fiddles, and to gleefully launching again, the most spectacular show on earth!”

As the Show marches into its eighth decade, our team is embracing the chance to adapt and evolve to remain one of the world’s leading public events.

Edinburgh Tattoo Tickets go on sale book online at xchnagetickets.com or via telephone on +44 (0) 20-3290-5577