Local and international Military Bands are doing their final preparations ahead of the first performance of The Malta Military Tattoo, happening on Friday 21st September.

This year, the Military Tattoo is being held at St. George’s Square in Valletta on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd September, as part of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme.

All performances begin at 7pm, starting at the Grandmaster’s Palace Courtyard and proceeding towards St George’s Square.

Tickets are on sale online from ticketline.com.mt, from the MFCC Offices in Ta’ Qali or from the Embassy Cinema Complex in Valletta.

International groups participating this year include: Topside, the U.S. Naval Forces’ New Orleans-style brass band; and the Bersaglieri di Trapani from Trapani, Sicily. Joining these international military bands is The Emerald Isle Dance Team; a formation of dancers from Dublin and Kildare in Ireland, led by members of the renowned Cairde Damhsa Irish Dance Teachers Association.

Several local military groups will also have their own display. These include the Band of the Armed Forces of Malta which annually provides a display prepared entirely for the Malta Military Tattoo. This year it will also be joined by the Armed Forces Drill Team, who will display the precision and discipline of military routines, together with the Malta Police Force Band and the Police Force Drill Team.

Four local Maltese pipe bands will also be taking part in this year’s Military Tattoo: 1st Cospicua Scout Group Pipes and Drums; 1st Hamrun Scout Group Duke of Argyll‘s Pipe Band; Marsa Scouts Pipes and Drums; and Wallace Pipes and Drums – Malta.  They will be accompanied by the Maltese group of Highland Dancers from the Artistique Dance Company.

The Malta Military Tattoo is organised by MFCC, with the support and collaboration of the Valletta 2018 Foundation and the Malta Tourism Authority.

For more information visit mfcc.com.mt or maltamilitarytattoo.org, follow MFCC and the Malta Military Tattoo pages on Facebook, or call on 21410371.


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