VIDEO: Buxton Military Tattoo returns with two performances in 2014

An awesome musical spectacle which has raised to the tune of £50,000 in aid of serving and retired soldiers and their families is returning to Buxton for a fifth year.

The Buxton Military Tattoo, featuring a 200-strong cast of regular, reservist and cadet bands, will present two performances at the Devonshire Dome later this year in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

The band of the Irish Guards perform at last year's Buxton Military Tattoo.

The band of the Irish Guards perform at last year's Buxton Military Tattoo.

Heading the line-up this year will be London-based The Band of the Irish Guards, which support state ceremonial duties including the historic Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

Fiercely proud of their heritage, dating back to 1633, the Royal Regiment of Scotland will be represented by the Pipes and Drums of the 1st Battalion and will perform alongside The Royal Signals Northern Band and The Nottinghamshire Band of the Royal Engineers.

Also returning in 2014 will be an all-time favourite, 126 (City of Derby) Squadron RAF Cadets Drill Display Team.

Both performances will include a spectacular Massed Bands Finale and also the Lone Piper’s lament, with an added treat for the evening performance of the emotive Sunset Ceremony with ‘Evening Hymn’.

Event manager Chris Thornton said: “We are delighted that the Buxton Military Tattoo is returning for the fifth year and welcome our local audience and the many visitors who are coming from all across the country to support the event.

“We strive to present a varied show with high standards of performance and I am sure that the audience will again enjoy the quality and versatility of all our performers.”

Performances will take place on Saturday July 5, at 2pm and 6.30pm, with doors opening one hour prior to the start.

Tickets for the matinee are £16.50 for adults and £11.50 for under-16s, rising to £20.50 and £15.50 respectively for the evening performance. Special tickets including a pre-show lunch or supper at The Lee Wood Hotel or dinner in the Dome Restaurant are also available.

For tickets, visit www.buxtontattoo.org.uk or call the Buxton Opera House Box Office on 0845 127 2190.