Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 2018
*Disclosure: Our family received ticket to attend the media preview show of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in exchange for telling you about this year’s upcoming show. We are huge fans of the Tattoo, so all opinions are our own.*
We wouldn’t miss it for the world! Going to the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is our yearly tradition, and we never get tired of going! Every year is new and exciting and just as amazing!
Tradition with a Twist
The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has always been a show steeped in tradition and one of the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature events. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the show is planning to honour tradition with a twist.
From June 26th to July 2nd at the Scotiabank Centre, audiences will be treated to a truly international show. For the first time ever, performers from every corner of the globe – including from countries that have never appeared in the show before, like Brazil, Jordan and Singapore – will take to the stage.Go see the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo from June 26-July 2 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax! @RoyalNSTattoo Click To Tweet
- The Scots College Pipes & Drums from Sydney. The students at the all-boys Scots College learn either piping or drumming and represent the school at home and abroad.
Representing South America:
- Cores da Bahia – Brazilian circus performers. Their exotic rhythms, movements and colourful costumes will bring the atmosphere of the circus to the Tattoo.
- The Simba Zambezi Acrobats from Kenya. Specializing in energetic gymnastics routines, these crowd-pleasers perform fiery limbo-dancing, hoop jumping, skipping and human pyramids to great acclaim!
- The Royal Circassian Honour Guard, who’ve been protecting the King of Jordan since the monarchy’s founding in 1921. They study self-defence, security, protocol and military techniques, and carry two swords: the “shashka” and the “qama.”
- The Silent Drill Team of the Royal Honour Guard from Jordan, which was formed in 1977 to greet the King, train units for the Flag Parade, silent drill training and security. They wear the Royal Badia Forces uniform and carry rifles dating back to 1917.
- The Combined Singapore Police Force Band, which is one of the oldest bands in Singapore, formed in 1925. They promote the Singapore Police through music all over the world – Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and Japan are just a few venues they’ve appeared at.
- The German Air Force Band Münster from Western Germany that performs genres including traditional marches, classical, contemporary, brass, pop and jazz.
- Team Airtime from Germany, a gang of five extreme BMXers whose stunts are based on precision and choreography to make your jaw drop.
- The State Academic Ensemble of Folk Dance оf Adygea, “Nalmes,” from Russia. They’re Circassian folk dancers who’ve been performing since 1936. Their dances are based on elegance, strength, freedom and the spirit of Circassians.
Representing North America:
- The 2d Marine Division Band, based out of North Carolina. Otherwise known as “The Division’s Own,” the 2d Marine Division Band has been active since the Second World War and provides musical support to all major commands.
- Langley Ukulele Ensemble, from Langley, British Columbia. They’ve turned their hometown into the Ukulele Capital of Canada and perform annually in Hawaii. Their spirit will add to the fun of the Tattoo!
- Titans Gymnasts from the Dartmouth gymnastics club will soar through the air as they show off their tumbling tricks!
- Harry Knight, a wunderkind flamenco guitarist from Alberta. At ten years old, he’s had the kind of career people dream of: he’s performed in Spain, Mexico and England, and at the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show.
- Megan, La Azulita, is one of Atlantic Canada’s best, most accomplished flamenco dancers who’s well known for her grace, stage presence and crisp, clean footwork.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets are available online at www.nstattoo.ca, by phone at 1-902-451-1221 or in person at the Ticket Atlantic box office.
8 shows at the Scotiabank Centre
Tuesday, June 26 – 7pm
Wednesday, June 27 – 7pm
Thursday, June 28 – 7pm
Friday June 29 – 2pm matinee
Saturday, June 30 – 2pm matinee
Sunday, July 1 – 2pm matinee
Sunday, July 1 – 7pm
Monday, July 2 – 2pm matinee
Depending on your seat, tickets can cost as little as $32.
Canada Day and the Tattoo
Don’t look for traditional Canada Day programming this year. We’re doing Canada Day the Tattoo Way at the Halifax Commons.
There, the daredevils of the SkyHawks parachute team, from the Canadian Armed Forces, will do a jump!
Attendees will also be invited to enjoy army displays, music, food vendors, bouncy castles, and much more. We’re also hosting two shows on Canada Day: a matinee at 2:00 pm followed by an evening show at 7:00 pm, which will wrap up before the fireworks at the Waterfront.