The 2020 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo enters a new decade, offering an array of new programming, including free youth tickets and the Thank a Veteran program. Tickets will go on sale this Friday.
Managing Director and Executive Producer of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Scott Long said, “We’re excited for the future of the Tattoo. Next year we’ll welcome performing groups from Australia, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Canada, and we’re committed to ensuring that youth, service members, and everyone in between has access to this world-class production.”
Free tickets will be extended to all youth aged 18 and under, with the purchase of an adult or senior tickets across all seating levels. With this 1:1 ration, additional youth tickets will be available for $30, inclusive of the service fee.
“We want to make sure the next generation of Tattoo audience members sees this show,” added Long. “By offering complimentary tickets to young people, we’re ensuring that they see the wonder of the Tattoo from an early age and will want to celebrate the history and culture on display throughout their lives.”
The Thank a Veteran Program will also be offered by the Tattoo, allowing patrons to purchase 50% of a ticket for a veteran, with the other 50 per cent matched by partners. This program will help provide tickets to veterans who may not otherwise be able to attend the show. Tickets will be matched up to $10,000, and they will be distributed by Vets Canada.
“Part of our mission is to honour Canada’s Armed Forces and celebrate the contributions they have made, both globally and here at home. It’s a great way for ticket holders to recognize the veterans who made our freedom possible by helping pay for their complimentary tickets to the show,” Long explained.
2020 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo lineup will feature performers from Australia, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Canada.
- The Pipes & Drums of the Royal Caledonian Society from Australia
- The Kiriku Brothers, an acrobatic troupe from Ethiopia
- The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces from Finland
- The Hamburg Police Motorcycle Display Team from Germany
- The Juliana Bicycle Team from the Netherlands
- The Russian Bar Trio from Quebec
- Tattoo staples include multiple Canadian Armed Forces bands,
- Canadian Cadets,
- Massed Pipes & Drums,
- North American Brass Band Summer School musicians,
- Tattoo International Highland Dance Team,
- Tattoo Choir and Tattoo Children’s Chorus,
- Tattoo Extras, and Tattoo Fanfare Trumpeters.
“We have put together a dynamic show featuring the talented cast from around the world, and we’re thrilled that we get to start off this next decade with a premiere production with such a high-calibre roster of talent,” said Long.
The show will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, as well as the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic.
The Tattoo aims to celebrate the strength, bravery, and true grit of the Canadian Armed Forces, Canada’s international allies, and other first responders.
The 2020 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is to take place from June 27-July 4 at the Scotiabank Centre. Tickets are available through Ticket Atlantic; by phone at 902-451-1221, online here, or at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office and participating Ticket Atlantic outlets.