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Introducing the 2016 Performers

Britain’s biggest indoor international tattoo, with over 1,000 performers, returned to The Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham at the end of November 2016 bringing together marching bands, exciting displays and culminating in the spectacular Grand Finale featuring all the performers in a spectacle of pomp and pageantry.

The 2016 Birmingham International Tattoo included all the regular elements including massed bands, spectacular displays and massed standards. The full list of international bands and other performers taking part is shown on the right hand side of this page.

Sharing the arena with the musicians during the three-hour family event will be a range of spectacular displays including Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour, the RNRMC Field Gun Competition, the United Kingdom Disco Display Team and the Parade of Massed Standards.

This year’s Birmingham International Tattoo will culminate in a Spectacular Grand Finale featuring the Massed Bands and special guest appearances by vocal soloists Captain Gary Chilton (from The Soldiers) and Staff Sgt. Dave Barnes (as seen on The Voice). The event would not be complete without the popular Closing Ceremony which will feature the Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour and Escort, the traditional Land of Hope and Glory, the Evening Hymn and the Lone Piper.

Whether you prefer the spectacle of the international marching bands, the thrills of the exciting displays, or the pomp and pageantry of the spectacular Grand Finale, this annual event is sure to prove popular with both young and old as there is something for all the family at the Birmingham International Tattoo.

Performers at the 2016 Birmingham International Tattoo

The following performers will be taking part in this year's Tattoo. Green links give more details, more information to follow soon on the others.

Combined Bands of the Corps of Royal Engineers

Band & Pipes of the Irish Defence Forces

Royal Band of the Antwerp Police (Belgium)

The Flora Band from The Netherlands

The Massed Band, Pipes & Drums of the Army Cadet Force (ACF) - including Black Watch, Lothian & Borders, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Gwent & Powys and 1st (Northern Ireland) Battalions, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and West Lowland Battalions

The National Marching Band of the Air Cadet Organisation

The Tattoo Massed Pipes & Drums

The National Youth Marching Band

Royal Air Force Cosford Queen’s Colour

RNRMC Field Gun Competition
featuring crews from the Royal Navy, Army & Royal Air Force

Royal British Legion Riders Display

British Flyball Association Dog Racing

United Kingdom Disco Display Team

Parade of Massed Standards

The Spectacular Grand Finale

Vocal soloists: Captain Gary Chilton (from The Soldiers) & Staff Sgt. Dave Barnes (as seen on The Voice)