Tickets for the 2020 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo on Sale Friday

**** Tattoo Media Release

Tickets for the 2020 Royal Nova Scotia
International Tattoo on Sale Friday!

Tickets will go on sale for the 2020 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo on Friday, as the show marches into a new decade with an array of new programming options, like free youth tickets and the Thank a Veteran Program.

“We’re excited for the future of the Tattoo,” says Scott Long, Managing Director and Executive Producer of the Royal Nova Scotia International 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.”


The Tattoo will extend free tickets to all youth 18 and under, with the purchase of an adult or senior ticket across all seating levels. Using this 1:1 ratio, any additional youth tickets will be available for only $30, service fee included.

“We want to make sure the next generation of Tattoo audience members see this show,” says 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 Tattoo will offer the Thank a Veteran Program, which allows patrons to purchase 50% of a ticket for a veteran, with the other 50% matched by partners to 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.

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“Part of our mission is to honour Canada’s Armed Forces and celebrate the contributions they have made, both globally, and here at home,” says Long.

“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.”


The cast of the 2020 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo will feature performers from Australia, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Canada, and includes:

  • 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

As well, Tattoo staples including multiple Canadian Armed Forces bands, the Canadian Cadets, the Massed Pipes & Drums, the North American Brass Band Summer School musicians, the Tattoo International Highland Dance Team, the Tattoo Choir and Tattoo Children’s Chorus, the Tattoo Extras, and Tattoo Fanfare Trumpeters will return in 2020.

​ “We have put together a dynamic show featuring talented cast from around the world, and we’re thrilled that we get to start off this next decade with a premier production with such a high-calibre roster of talent.”

The 2020 Tattoo will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic in a show that weaves a rich tapestry of Canadian history and culture while celebrating 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 takes place June 27-July 4 at the Scotiabank Centre. Tickets are available exclusively through Ticket Atlantic; by phone at 902-451-1221, online at, or at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office and participating Ticket Atlantic outlets.

The Tattoo is proudly supported by Sobeys, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality, and corporate partners.

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