Wednesday, 5 September 2012

SA Tattoo Spectacular at Montecasino

The SA Tattoo in partnership with JacarandaFM and M-Net returns to the Montecasino outdoor event area for the MTN Festival from 6-9 September 2012 to present its Biggest and Most Spectacular line-up ever! Now in its 4th consecutive year, the SA Tattoo has thrilled more than 70,000 people, selling out at every show since its launch in 2008 ...

Photo credit: John Hogg
This year, I was privileged to be invited to the 90-minute, open-air Spectacular event, which is the Biggest Tattoo ever staged at Montecasino!! And, for those of you who haven't seen it, most probably wonder how could something like 'Kilts and Bagpipes' be exciting ... but it is VERY Exciting, not to mention Breathtakingly Magnificent! 

Photo credit: John Hogg

My favourite parts of the Evening were: the reenactment of the Theme song from 'Game of Thrones' performed by the South African Military Health Service Band, and the Talentholdet Gym Team from Denmark who performed an Out-of-this-world Skipping Routine!!

Credit: Marina Brokorenko
The SA Tattoo's never-seen-before combination of local and international acts included the ever-popular traditional 180-piece massed pipes and drums and colourful contingent of Highland and Irish dancers, accompanied by Haggis & Bong as well as the Talentholdet Gym Team from Denmark; brass bands from the SA Air Force and SA Military Health Service; the Anavarata Dance Institute’s traditional Indian dancers; the harmonious "Affies" School Choir; a "HOGS" (Harley Owners Group) Harley-Davidson display bike riding team and a demonstration of absolute military precision by the SA Army Pace-Stick team. 

The HOG's (behind) and Haggis and Bong (in front)
The soloists for this year's finale were the highly talented singer and actress, Siyasanga Papu, and popular local recording artist and theatre, television and movie actor, Vaughan Gardiner whose combined vocal prowess closes the 2012 event. 

Photo credit: Warren Haltmann

Show Dates & Times:

  • Thursday, 6 September 2012 @ 20:00
  • Friday, 7 September 2012 @ 20h30 
  • Saturday, 8 September 2012 @14:00 17:00 & 20:30 
  • Sunday, 9 September 2012 @ 18:00 
VenueMontecasino, Outdoor Event Area 
Ticket Prices: R218.00 – R398.00. (discounted tickets - groups of 10 or more & children under the age of 12). Wheelchair friendly. 
Booking information: Tickets can be bought via the Internet or at Computicket centres throughout the country.

Photo credit: John Hogg
This show has sold out for 3 years running so hurry if you don't want to miss this Amazing Performance. The show offers much entertainment for the entire family to enjoy! 

If you are Q-rious to find out more information, contact or visit or on Facebook: South African TATTOO

Did You Know?
The tradition of a Tattoo has been adopted in most major cities throughout the world. Cities like London, Moscow, Berlin, Oslo, Toronto, Quebec, Basel, Las Vegas, Sydney and Dubai all produce successful Tattoos. The most famous of all is the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. First staged in 1950, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo draws an international audience of over 200 000 people and reaches a television audience of another 100 million viewers worldwide, annually. 

Photo credit: John Hogg
Source: SA Tattoo Press Release

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