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THE 2014 BELFAST TATTOO - 4th - 5th - 6th SEPTEMBER - ODYSSEY ARENA, BELFAST
8th September 2014

Well that was the Belfast Tattoo for 2014 and we hope everyone who attended had a good time. Preparations have already begun for the 2015 show and as Helen announced, tickets go on sale tomorrow from the Odyssey Arena.
We would like to thank all who gave up so much of their time, in order to appear in the show and make it the success it was. We would also like to thank all of our back room staff who worked very hard to deliver the show to you.
Just to mention, a tour company from Southern Ireland has already bought 200 tickets from us for 2015, such was their belief in the show, having seen it this year.
Thank you again and onwards and upwards.


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27th August 2014

Ever wondered where the name Tattoo came from?
A tattoo is a military performance of music or display of armed forces in general. The term comes from the early 17th century Dutch phrase doe den tap toe ("turn off the tap"), a signal sounded by drummers or trumpeters to instruct innkeepers near military garrisons to stop serving beer and for soldiers to return to their barracks.


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13th August 2014

The Spanish Lume de Biqueira Pipe Band is going to travel to Belfast (Northern Ireland) 'the first week of September, to participate, with many other friends in the Belfast Tatoo 2014.

"For several reasons, in addition to the music, we feel a great admiration and friendship for The Green Island, its inhabitants and their customs (especially beer, of course). We are preparing our performance with enthusiasm for our friends and they can be proud of inviting us. Belfast: we’re coming!"


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30th July 2014

Ticket Sales for the 2015 Belfast Tattoo will commence 9.00am Monday 8th September 2014 with Tickets being available through The Odyssey Arena, Belfast.


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30th July 2014

We received a call this morning from "Holiday Ireland" wanting to book tickets for the 2015 Belfast Tattoo as they were trying to tie up Hotel deals for the same period, unfortunately we haven't confirmed the dates for the 2015 Belfast Tattoo, until now, The dates for 2015 are 4th and 5th September 2015.


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30th July 2014

The Belfast Tattoo on Saturday 6th Sept is up against - 
* Carl Frampton's world title fight
* The Portrush Air Show
* Co. Antrim Pipe Band Championships
AND HAS STILL SOLD OUT!!


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28th July 2014

We are currently designing a Programme for this years Belfast Tattoo.
If you feel your business could benefit from advertising in the programme give Courtnay at our office to give you the details of what is available. Courtnay's phone number at the office is 02890 726040.


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28th July 2014

To those people who are holding Tickets for The Belfast Tattoo show on Saturday 6th September, please be aware that Carl Frampton will be boxing down at Titanic Quarter on that same evening so traffic and parking are going to extra difficult.
Because of the nature of our show we will be unable to delay the start of the show and would ask you to leave additional time to get to The Odyssey Arena early making sure of your parking.


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23rd June 2014

SUCCESS FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2014 BELFAST TATTOO, AT THE
FIRST UK PIPE BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS, HELD AT STORMONT ESTATE
LAST SATURDAY, 14th JUNE 2014

The 2014 Belfast Tattoo congratulates our participants who were an outstanding success at last weekend’s UK Pipe Band Championships, which were held in Northern Ireland for the first time at Stormont Estate.

Ravara Pipe Band were placed twelfth in Grade 1. Bleary & District Pipe Band won the Grade 2 and Manorcunningham Pipe Band were placed fifth.

Drum Major Brian Wilson MBE,(Lomond & Clyde Pipe Band), was placed second in the UK Adult Championship, with Lauren Hanna (Drumlough) third place, David Brownlee (Derryclavin) fourth place, Alicia Dickson (Matt Boyd Memorial) fifth
place, and Vicki Singer (McDonald Memorial) sixth place.

Juvenile Drum Major Emma Barr (PSNI) took first place in the UK Juvenile Championship, with Caitlin Graham (Upper Crossgare) third place, James Kennedy (Whitewater) fourth place, Joanne Graham (William Kerr Memorial) fifth place, and Gemma McDowell (Tullylagan) sixth place.

Junior Drum Major Zoe McDowell (Aughintober) took first place in the UK Junior Championship, with Jason Nicholl(Tullylagan) second place, Beth Preston (Bessbrook Crimson Arrow) fourth place, Lana Gibson (Major Sinclair) fifth place and Kathryn McKeown (Battlehill) sixth place.

As part of the Belfast Tattoo 2014, there will be a display of 30 Champion Drum Majors, under the control of Senior Drum Major Brian Wilson MBE.  

The 30 Champion Drum Majors, drawn from all levels across competition grades, will  put on a display never before seen in Ulster.

The full line-up for The 2014 Belfast Tattoo is:

PIPE BANDS
Pipes & Drums of The First Scots R
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6th June 2014

Remembering those who fought & died 70 years agon this very day - By the end of D-Day on 6 June 1944, the Allies had established a foothold in France - an event that would eventually help bring the war to an end.


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4th June 2014

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers will be on the Nolan Show tonight folks! Take a look and let us know what your thoughts are please! Would you go see them????


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24th April 2014

Third Show for The Belfast Tattoo - Thursday 4th September 2014

Announcing a 3rd show for The Belfast Tattoo due to the Saturday all but selling out today, for this we thank you for your support. This is a Huge step forward for the event and keeps us on track to become one of the biggest cultural events in Northern Ireland.
Tickets available from 9am on Friday 25th April from The Odyssey Arena and through Belfast Ticket Hub.


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7th March 2014

In fact buying tickets through The Belfast Ticket Hub cost slightly less and help us communicate with you in the future about the Tattoo.


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6th March 2014

Can we ask those folks who haven't as yet bought their tickets for the 2014 Belfast Tattoo, when you are buying them to buy them through The Belfast Ticket Hub site, it doesn't cost any more money!


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5th March 2014

We are very pleased to announce that ABF The Soldiers Charity will this year be organising the charity collections at the Belfast Tattoo 2014


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3rd March 2014

Just back from meeting the members of Lume De Biquera, the Galician Pipe Band.
Their hospitality was incredible, the pride and knowledge they have of their history and culture was inspiring but the work they have put into their appearance and performance at the Tattoo, blew me away.
They are so proud to have been invited to perform in Belfast.


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21st February 2014
Tickets are now available for the Tattoo 2014 through our own ticketing service, called Belfast Ticket Hub - here is a link to our website - Belfast Ticket Hub
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3rd February 2014
Alan McBride, one of our World Champion Drum Majors stole the show with his singing to an audience of more than 10,000 at the Belfast Tattoo.
Alan and his band will be performing at the the Ardhowen Theatre 6th February - playing a range of popular favourites with songs from the shows, popular light Opera Arias, and some traditional tunes.
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24th January 2014
You will soon be able to buy Tickets for the Tattoo through our own Ticket Site, which we hope will make things slightly easier for you, we will let you know when this is available.
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20th January 2014
We have a very limited number of tickets available from our promoters stock to buy. Should you need tickets please call Katy on our ticket line number 02890 313131 where Katy will be able to deal with your Ticket requests.
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10th January 2014
Just to let you know our DVD of the 2013 Tattoo is available to buy by credit or debit card by phoning our Merchandise number 02890 313131 or online at BelfastMerchandiseHub.com
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6th January 2014
We can now tell you that we have sold just short of Half of the tickets we have on sale for the 2014 Belfast Tattoo. This news is absolutely brilliant and gives us a real lift here in the office.
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MC for The Belfast Tattoo will be Ms Helen Mark.
Among Helens' extensive list of presenting credits including Greenfingers, Countryfile, Farming Today, Open Country and The Family Show.

Helen also presents many programmes centred around the UlsterScots, especially Santer and Kist O Wurds.

THE 2014 BELFAST TATTOO - 5th & 6th SEPTEMBER - THE ODYSSEY ARENA

LUME DE BIQUEIRA from Madrid

We are pleased to announce that this year, we will have the fantastic 'Lume De Biqueria' performing at the 2014 Belfast Tattoo.

Lume Biqueira were founded in 1998 and since then they have been performing regularly around Spain.

Throughout their career they have participated in the prestigious 'National League Galician Bagpipes Competition' and year after year they have claimed the title of 'Champion of the League'.