RAF of Oman Military Bands cancellation & replacement We are sorry this action has had to be taken but understand situation they find themselves in.
To replace them we are pleased to announce that Maghery Fife and Drum from County Donegal have agreed to appear.
The Maghery Fife and Drum are the Melody Flute Band Champions of the Churchill Flute Band Competition which took place at the Memorial Hall, Londonderry on the 17th November 2018.
Their set is unique, entertaining, drilled and one which we feel sure, when seen will bring the audience at the SSE Arena to their feet.
We look forward to giving them a big Belfast welcome.
Final draw for Friday night's show has just been made
Performers Confirmed For Belfast International Tattoo 6th and 7th September 2019. Ulster Scots Agency Youth Pipe Band
Victoria Youth Pipe Band, Australia
Belfast International Tattoo Pipes and Drums
More to be confirmed.
This Year we are concentrating on Youth, Spectacle and Diversity of Talent.
We hope you will appreciate the sheer range of Artistes we have lined up to entertain you in Belfast this year, with more to be confirmed, but we can't do this without your support and presence at this event.
We look forward to seeing you all there !
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R.I.P. John Kelly John has Captured the images of the Tattoo from it began and always ensured our pictures were spread across as many Newspapers as he could possibly persuade to print them and most did.
He was respected throughout the province and always had time to have a chat.
We at the Tattoo office will miss him dearly for the effort he made on our behalf, and we send our heartfelt condolences to his family at this time.
It was an honour to have known and worked with him.
Belfast international Tattoo second draw has taken place!
Brian Wilson MBE, Appointed Producer Belfast International and City of Liverpool TattooBrian was drum major of the award-winning Belfast show from its inception in 2013, before being appointed assistant producer in 2016. He was also assistant producer of the successful inaugural Liverpool Tattoo, which took place in September 2018.
"Brian brings real zest and vision to the Tattoo" said Tattoo founder Colin Wasson, who steps down from the role this week. "He is more than ready for this challenge, so I know its leadership is being passed into good, experienced hands."
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Merry Christmas to you all from all the staff at the Belfast International Tattoo
Still two acts to be announced for the Tattoo
Early Bird Tickets going on-sale on Wednesday 24th October
Less than 4 weeks to go!
50 extra tickets for the Saturday evening performance!
A big thank you to all who bought tickets for Fathers Day
Fathers Day ticket offer - 15% off all tickets this wee only!!
Belfast International Tattoo Scoops Two Awards in One WeekThe prestigious award was presented to Event Producer Colin Wasson and Drum Major of the Belfast Tattoo, three-time world champion Brian Wilson MBE at the BEFTAs, held at the Crowne Plaza, Belfast, on Thursday night.
It is the second accolade bestowed upon the successful event in the past week. Last Thursday the Belfast International Tattoo was also highly commended in the Most Promising Authentic NI Event category in the 40th Annual Northern Ireland Tourism Awards.
“What a week this has been” said Colin Wasson. “All our hard work is being rewarded and we are very proud indeed. We are a small team with a big but simple vision: to showcase the artistry of the marching band within the context of the outward-looking Ulster Scots culture.
“One in three of our audience travels to the Belfast event from outside Northern Ireland. They are staying here in the province and spending here in the province, so the event is increasingly generating business and other tourism and economic benefits for Northern Ireland.
“XO Events is a small business in growth and this kind of recognition is very encouraging indeed. Already we have expanded into Glasgow and our first Liverpool Tattoo takes place the week after the Belfast Tattoo this September.
Colin added, “I would again like to thank everyone who has participated in or spectated at our events and to the small team who work hard to make it all possible.”
The Hospitality and Tourism Business of the Year award is aimed at Northern Ireland’s growing number of small tourism and hospitality related enterprises. Also shortlisted in the category were Naturally North Coast and Glens, Lost City Adventure Golf and Rayenne House Holywood.
The Belfast Tattoo, held at the SSE Arena over three nights in September 2017, featured over 600 performers, attracted over 13,000 visitors, created over 7,000 bednights and generated over £500,000 in direct economic impact for Northern Ireland.
The event was recorded for subsequent television broadcast on the BBC securing a primetime Saturday evening slot on BBC2 last October, attracting a viewing audience over 80,000 across the UK and Ireland.
On the opening night, patrons were wowed by a planned RAF fly-pass overhead at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
The 6th annual Belfast International Tattoo takes place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September 2018 at the SSE and will showcase its most diverse line up yet with performances from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, The Band of the Ghurkha Rifles, the Band of the Irish Guards and much more.
For more information see www.belfastinternationaltattoo.com. Or see Facebook and Twitter @belfasttattoo. For press and PR enquir
The Belfast International Tattoo have won!!
Innova at the Business Eye / First Trust Awards Tonight.
Belfast International Tattoo to attend The Business Eye / First Trust Bank Small Business Awards
Belfast International Tattoo came 2nd at the NI Tourism Awards
Belfast International Tattoo to attend the first of two NI Tourism awards Well folks, tonight is the first of our big nights. Tonight we join many other shortlisted businesses and people involved in the tourism industry, to see if we have been awarded a winners award at the 40th anniversary Tourism NI Awards, this year held in Belfast.
No matter what happens tonight, a big "thank you"
to all of the team both past and present, for getting us to this point.
A Special big thank you to all who have attended over the six years, from near and far, who spent their hard earned money helping us create the reputation for being a friendly show.
A big thank you to all of the bands and artistes from across the globe , who have travel from near and far, and entertained us so well and created so many memories.
Lets all cross our fingers !!!!!!!
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The Belfast International Tattoo has been shortlisted for the Business Eye, First Trust Bank, Small We were very proud to announce recently The Belfast International Tattoo had been shortlisted for one of this years Tourism NI awards to be announced on the 24th May in Belfast.
We can further announce The Belfast International Tattoo has been shortlisted for the Business Eye, First Trust Bank, Small Business Awards in the Hospitality & Tourism Business of the year category.
We were crossing our fingers for the Tourism NI awards we are now crossing our toes as well.
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Ms Susan Craig and Mr William Bradford from Newtownards.
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Thank you to everyone who took part.
Belfast International Tattoo has been shortlisted for and award from Northern Ireland Tourism!
Final results will be revealed at the gala event, which will be held on Thursday 24th May at the Europa Hotel where the first awards took place in 1978 and will be presented by former BBC newsreader and Belfast native Maxine Mawhinney.
Senior Drum Major Mickey Munro will be leading the Massed Pipes and DrumsWe are delighted to have him with us again but this time as the Senior Drum Major.
He brings with him a wealth of experience, having appeared around the world in most of the major Tattoo events including The Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
We thank his commanding officer and Adjutant for granting permission to allow this to take place.
Most Promising Authentic NI Event or Festival Experience award!This is indeed a great honour and recognition by Tourism NI of all of the work that goes into this show by a very small group of people.
It is also a great recognition of the work put in by the Local Bands who have risen to the challenge and put in the graft in the years previous to this.
And lastly it is a recognition of the support you the public have shown to The Belfast International Tattoo by making it one of the most sought after Tickets here in Northern Ireland and one of the most talked about events in Europe which now has a waiting list of Bands from around Europe and Beyond who now want to come to Belfast to appear here and perform.
We in the Belfast International Tattoo Team thank you all for your support and we hope we do you proud on the night of the awards.
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The BBC will not be joining us this year to record the Tattoo
The Lucerne Marching Band, Appearing at The Belfast International Tattoo 2018
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Vow Accordion Band Mini TattooOur friends in The Vow Accordion Band are holding a Mini Tattoo in the Ballybrakes Bowling Centre, Ballymoney on Saturday 24th March 2018, admission to the event is £10.00 per Ticket with profits going to the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance Charity.
If you are able and can make it why not support this excellent project and excellent band.
Now able to book tickets at Irish Tour Tickets As part of this new tie up, you will soon be able to buy your Belfast City Sightseeing Tickets through our web site.
We will be announcing further tie ups soon for Hotel Accommodation which you might wish to think about for your visit to the Tattoo.
Changes ahead!Step forward and into the spolight Robert Skates
Robert has been entertaining local radio audiences across Northern Ireland for over twenty three years now. He was a presenter at Downtown Radio for twenty one years including a stint in the newsroom for Downtown and CoolFM. During his time at Downtown, Robert achieved major listening figures for his Gospel Time and Downtown Country shows.