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Tradition with a Twist: the 2018 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

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The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo has always been a show steeped in tradition and one of the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature events.

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To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the show is planning to honour tradition with a twist.

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From June 26th to July 2nd at the Scotiabank Centre, audiences will be treated to a truly international show. For the first time ever, performers from every corner of the globe – including from countries that have never appeared in the show before, like Brazil, Jordan and Singapore – will take to the stage.

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“This year was the perfect year to truly embrace the international context of the Tattoo,” says Jennie King, Managing Director and Executive Producer of the show.

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“We have performers coming from every continent, so if you haven’t been in a while, or you’ve never been before, this really is an exciting time to come back.”

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Performers include The Royal Circassian Honour Guard of Jordan; from Germany, Team Airtime, a group of five BMXers; Cores da Bahia: a team of Brazilian circus performers; the 2d Marine Division Band, or “The Division’s Own,” out of North Carolina; and Harry Knight, a ten-year-old flamenco guitarist and phenom has been performing since he was four!

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Cape Breton’s sweetheart Heather Rankin joins the Tattoo for the very first time to perform with the Highland Dance Team.

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In her storied career, she’s won JUNO Awards and ECMAs, and returns to her Nova Scotian roots this summer at the Tattoo.

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The Tattoo will celebrate Heroes and Legends and commemorate the end of the First World War, the Battle of the Atlantic, and Women in Service.

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Don’t look for traditional Canada Day programming this year. We’re doing Canada Day the Tattoo Way at the Halifax Commons.

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There, the daredevils of the SkyHawks parachute team, from the Canadian DSC_3765_wmArmed Forces, will do a jump! Attendees will also be invited to enjoy army displays, music, food vendors, bouncy castles, and much more.

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We’re also hosting two shows on Canada Day: a matinee at 2:00 pm followed by an evening show at 7:00 pm,

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Source: Media Release

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