The 2017 Birmingham International Tattoo

Britain’s biggest indoor international tattoo

25 - 26 Nov 2017

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  • Important Info

    On 1st September 2017, the Barclaycard Arena became the Arena Birmingham, a name change which reflects our fantastic location – right in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. Don’t worry, any tickets you’ve been sent by The Ticket Factory or another STAR recommended ticket agent which state 'Barclaycard Arena' will still be valid and we will not be reissuing tickets.

    Find out more about Arena Birmingham here. /blog/introducing-arena-birmingham

  • Event details

    In 2017, Britain’s biggest indoor international tattoo, with over 1,000 performers, returns to Arena Birmingham.

    Bringing together marching bands and exciting displays, world class performers will join local groups to create a three-hour spectacle for all the family, that culminates in a Grand Finale featuring all the performers.

    For this year's spectacular Birmingham International Tattoo, marching bands have been announced from Poland, the Netherlands and across the United Kingdom.

    Led by the Band of the Household Cavalry and the Band of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, all the marching bands, plus the popular Massed Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancers, will demonstrate their musical skills both individually and as they combine for the spectacular Grand Finale featuring all the performers.

    Joining this year's event will be the Royal British Legion Romford Band, who were featured on ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium, along with the National Marching Band, who help demonstrate the musical versatility of today’s youth.

    Guest vocal soloist Captain Gary Chilton (from The Soldiers) will join The Queen’s Colour RAF Cosford and all the performers for the Spectacular Grand Finale featuring over 1,000 performers.

    Massed International Bands include:

    • The Band of the Household Cavalry

    • The Band of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

    • The Warsaw Police Band from Poland

    • Adest Musica from The Netherlands

    • The Tattoo Massed Pipes & Drums with Highland Dancers

    • The Royal British Legion Romford Band

    • The National Marching Band

    • The Comets Performance Ensemble


    Come and experience the pomp and pageantry that is the Birmingham International Tattoo.


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  • Performance Times

    Our performance times are usually confirmed closer to the show. We’ll post the times as soon as we can get them, so check back about a week before for updates.

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  • Hospitality Tickets

    Amplify are delighted to offer a bespoke hospitality experience for the Birmingham International Tattoo, this includes:

    • Category A Ticket
    • Free Onsite Parking Permit
    • Dedicated Hospitality Entrance
    • VIP Check In
    • Pre Show And Interval Access To Private Lounge
    • Three Complimentary Drinks Vouchers
    • Two Course Informal Dining Experience
    • Interval Drinks Ordering Service
    • Official souvenir program
    • Cloakroom Facility

    To take advantage of this offer you can BOOK HERE or call the Amplify team on 0844 338 0333

  • food & drink

    There’s loads going on before the show so why not get the party started that little bit earlier, grab a drink and a bite to eat, and enjoy some pre-show entertainment right here at Arena Birmingham.

    To find out more about what we have to offer take a look at our Pre show section .