The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has rolled in to Australia in preparation for the annual spectacular. It’s only the fourth time the event has left Scotland and the first time it has been held in Melbourne. In preparation for the event, some of the musicians hit the beach to rehearse for the show – and perhaps to acclimatise to the Melbourne heat!
The televised event draws millions of viewers from around the world every year as fans tune in to watch thousands of musicians perform in perfect formation. The show is always a magnificent event, with perfect choreography and intricately detailed costumes. Plus, it gives people a chance to hear the bagpipes without having to hold their hands over their ears!
In the lead up to this year’s show, the musicians treated fans to a sneak peak of their final rehearsals as they perfect this year’s theme of “fanfare for the future”. A life-size replica of Edinburgh Castle has been built just for the Melbourne show at Docklands Stadium, where the 90-minute show will take place this weekend.
Take a look at the pictures of the fanfare below.