Edinburgh Tattoo to go ahead in 2021 with reduced capacity – The National

ORGANISERS of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo said the iconic event will go ahead next year with reduced capacity and social distancing.

The annual event takes place each August but was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bosses said next years seating plan will accommodate social distancing restrictions with seats available in sections of up to four.

The organisers have appointed creative director Michael Braithwaite for the event, the first time there has been a dedicated creative role.

Braithwaite will plan out the creative theme of the 2021 shows, which will take place at the usual Edinburgh Castle Esplanade.

Tickets for the 2021 shows will go on sale on Monday.

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Braithwaite said: Over the years Ive been hugely privileged to work for some of the biggest entertainment brands and productions in the world, but this is definitely one of my most exciting challenges yet.

Im very much looking forward to taking the creative reins of the Tattoo and building on the fantastic shows that have been produced over the past 70 years.

Its a unique and remarkable event, and I cant wait to embark on this new chapter.

Buster Howes, CEO of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, said: The past few months havent been easy for anyone, however were now ready to look forward to 2021 and are committed to delivering a safe, thrilling and uplifting spectacle for our audiences.

We are renowned for our military precision and skill, this has evolved over many years of practice and experience and this rigorous approach has enabled us to navigate the challenges of the last year and to plan for all eventualities in the coming year, ensuring that Tattoo 2021 adheres to all relevant guidelines and is safe for audiences, performers and staff.

This is a new era for the Tattoo. I am privileged to be leading the team as we enter our eighth decade.

Tickets going on sale mark a turning point for us and in these uncertain times we want the 2021 Tattoo to be a beacon of hope we will be back, and we cant wait to see you.

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