Military Tattoo set to march back into town

Buxton Military Tattoo, the Corps of Drums of Buxton's Air Cadets
Buxton Military Tattoo, the Corps of Drums of Buxton's Air Cadets

Buxton Military Tattoo 2013 is set to march back into Buxton’s iconic Devonshire Dome for another stunning spectacle of entertainment.

The event, now in its fourth year, will feature a new 220-strong cast of regular, reservist and cadet bands during two performances on Saturday July 6 in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Event Manager Chris Thornton said: “Since the inaugural Tattoo in 2010, our audiences have helped raise over £40,000 for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

“The public support and enthusiasm has also enabled us to attract military bands from all over Britain so that we can put together an exciting and spectacular show.

“I am sure that our audience will enjoy the real diversity of musical talent and style this year.

“The Tattoo gives us a tremendous platform to present superb entertainment while continuing to raise those much-needed funds.”

The Band of The Corps of Royal Engineers headline the 2013 show, with performances from The Waterloo Band and Bugles of The Rifles, The Regimental Band of The Royal Welsh and The Drums and Pipes of 1st Battalion The Irish Guards.

The RAF are once again represented by 2517 (Buxton) Squadron RAF Air Cadets.

The local Mercian Regiment will also present a unique demonstration of ‘a patrol at work in Afghanistan’ (without any shots being fired!).

Both the afternoon and evening performances build-up to the spectacular Massed Bands Finale and Lone Piper’s lament.

The evening performance also includes the emotive Sunset Ceremony with ‘Evening Hymn’.

As well as standard Tattoo tickets, there are a number of special offers available which include either lunch or supper at The Lee Wood Hotel or Dinner in the award winning Dome Restaurant.

Visit or call 01298 25568 for details.

Standard tickets for the matinee performance, which will run from 2pm to 4pm, cost £16.50 for adults and £11.50 for under-16s.

For the evening performance, between 6.30pm and 9pm, admission is £20.50 for adults and £15.50 for under-16s.

Tickets are available at, from Buxton Opera House or by calling 0845 127 2190.