Basel Tattoo 2016.The Basel Tattoo is a military music event that attracts only the very best bands from across the globe and thus covers all music genres, from march to rock, folk to classical music. We strive not only to show the diversity of top international bands, but also to produce a show filled with musical highlights. Breathtaking choreographies, beautiful dancers and dramatic show elements play an important role in the overall experience of the spectators.
The Basel Tattoo falls under the patronage of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport . The Basel Tattoo is presented annually at the historical barracks in the heart of Basel, on the banks of the Rhine. It is recognised internationally as the second largest Tattoo in the world after the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and has, over the past ten years, hosted over spectatorsSituated in the centre of Europe, our spectators hail not only from Switzerland but also from many other countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. We therefore provide a unique world stage on which bands can represent their countries.