The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo’s dress rehearsal was a colourful affair.

More than 1,500 international performers assemble for the first of four shows at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney as The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo begins down under.

Musicians of the New Zealand Army Band perform at the dress rehearsal for the upcoming Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on 16 October 2019.

The Australia showcase explores ‘At All Points of the Compass’, taking audiences on a tour and guiding them around 360 degrees of the atlas to tell the compelling tale of Australia’s place in history and its links with allies. Thirteen nations will participate in the biggest ever Tattoo show, including performers from the UK, New Zealand, France, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.