Keep It Tribal : Basel Tattoo – 17 to 25 July 2015

Event – 17 to 25 July 2015

Unique in Switzerland: the world’s second largest and one of the most spectacular open-air tattoos–the Basel Tattoo.

The Basel Tattoo presents catchy tunes known the world over plus original choreography and a brilliant light show, all against the beautiful historical backdrop of the Basel barracks (Kaserne Basel). Top musicians, show bands and the best representational orchestras from all continents whisk the audience musically and visually away on a trip around the world, guaranteeing thrilling highlights for all the senses. Marching to classic military music, rock-and-rolling to pop and rock evergreens plus massed pipes and drums from the Scottish Highlands all unleash waves of wanderlust in the gigantic Basel Tattoo Arena—and bands from royal houses create an atmosphere of royal elegance and glamour in Basel on behalf of various crown heads.

Since premiering in 2006, the Basel Tattoo has been attended by over a half million live spectators. Every year, 120,000 visitors enjoy this grand show of marching music with its fine signature blend of the traditional and the innovative. Another wave of some 125,000 visitors attends the Basel Tattoo Parades passing through the historic centres of Basel and Freiburg im Breisgau. In 2014 there were more than 450,000 enthusiastic viewers of the prime time TV broadcast by SRF 1. The Basel Tattoo enthrals about a half of a million people yearly!

The Basel Tattoo is staged under the auspices of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) and therefore has the status of being the official tattoo of Switzerland as it were.

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  • lou222  On March 25, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    I love any type of marching band…throw in some bag pipes and I cannot hear enough of them. There is just something about those pipes! I also like the Germany Military Marches/songs from WWII. I think people consider me crazy if I put the Miata top down and crank up those tunes, but hey what better “driving” music could there be? I am Scotch/Irish, so guess some of it is in the blood!

    One of my favorite songs:

  • swissdefenceleague  On March 26, 2015 at 7:08 am

    I suppose, it’s a part of why we get along. Thanks for your Comment Lou.

  • bob e  On April 13, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    panther 2 .. good god .. !! it took thousands of russian tanks to beat a regiment of poorly organized panzers & hourly yank air support to rid both ww2 fronts of german tanks. when the huns finally wake up it’s gonna be a bloody day for the turks. the muslim criminal will not be facing kneeling men or raping children ..they will be facing the most murderous mechanized onslaught ever
    seen on the planet … 144 MM eh ??

    .. come the day, lads .. come the day !!

    • swissdefenceleague  On April 13, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      RUS! (It Be Very Sad To See Her or Not To See Because Of A Burka) Yes The Turks Should Stop Their Intrusion In the Black Sea Area..
      They Should Also Recognize Armenia And What They Did To The Armenians !

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