Damp and drizzly rehearsals for the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014

Today had been a dark, cold and wet day in the city. As I walked back to my car late at night, I could hear, somewhere, in the distance, the wail of a piper and the deep roll of bass drums echoing within the Castle walls, the sound seeming to linger long after they had…

Getting ready for the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014 – Part 2

I headed down to the Castle of Good Hope again this morning to see what had happened since yesterday.

The team from Gearhouse were hard at work in the arena, assembling the seating stands. The little green forklift was dashing hither and thither. 3 Electronic Workshop in Wonderboom had finished constructing the lighting towers, and were busy affixing all the lights to the tracks high above. Maintenance guys were painting the inside of the Kat archway. At the rear, a large marquee was being assembled. And the troops of the Cape Town Highlanders were drilling on the rear field behind the Castle.

Remember to go and get your tickets! Quick-quick!

Getting ready for the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014

It is almost time for one of the highlights of the Cape Town events calendar: the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014 at the Castle of Good Hope from Thursday 6 November to Saturday 8 November 2014!

Check out the fabulous new website for the Tattoo here: http://www.capetattoo.co.za/. There is a brilliant line-up of bands and performers, with some newcomers making their first appearance. Also, this year they’re really promoting the use of social media, so there is much activity on their new Facebook page. Remember to ‘Like’ it to keep updated with the latest developments.

Remembering the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2013

I wrote this article at the end of last year’s Tattoo at the Castle of Good Hope, but hadn’t put it up on my blog at the time. You can find some more stories and pictures of last year’s event here.

So, seeing that it is almost time for the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to reminisce nostalgically about last year’s spectacular event.

And if you happen to be in Cape Town between the 6th to the 8th of November 2014, go and book your tickets at Computicket!