If you love the stirring sound of massed pipes and drums, brass bands, massed highland dancing, military bands, massed choirs, an orchestra, famous singers, thrilling action items and cultural displays from performers around the world – then you will want to diarise the South African Tattoo – an annual display that is taking place this year in Pretoria at the Sun Arena on the 6th and 7th of October!
After 5 years of record audiences in Johannesburg, the South African Tattoo is marching, singing, dancing and performing its way from northern Jo’burg to Pretoria. This is one of the biggest shows produced in South Africa, running over 2 days & nights with over 500 performers to dazzle the audience in a 95min cultural spectacle redolent of the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Each year the South African Tattoo proudly showcased our country’s unique mix of traditions and cultures through music, performance and dance and also welcomes top performers and groups from all over the world to perform alongside our finest talent on a global stage. This year the SA Tattoo is delighted to welcome dance groups from Australia and Switzerland, and other surprise acts who regularly perform at tattoos around the world.
The South African Tattoo is mass entertainment on a scale rarely seen in South Africa and has thrilled audiences of over 100 000. The show brings a new dimension to South African mass entertainment, guaranteeing the audience a spellbinding performance from the opening fanfare to the grand finale.
No expenses are spared to produce a fascinating display of sound, lighting and special effects, with creatively produced visual projection against a backdrop at stage entrance, giving the effect of ancient castles, spectacular landscapes and enchanting stories of long lost traditions and heroes.
The grand finale brings together all the performers, featuring a solo performance by one of South Africa’s leading artists in a moving display of mass bands and music, played out by the lone piper.
Book now at Computicket. Ticket prices range from R198.00 to R498.00. Discounted tickets apply to groups of 10 or more and children under the age of 12.
Photo Credits: John Hogg