Performers at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo
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Edinburgh Military Tattoo expecting sell-out audience

Around 220,000 people are expected to see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo which opens this weekend.

The extravaganza on the Castle Esplanade will feature performers from around the globe including bands from Mexico and Mongolia.

A celebration of Scotland's natural world and the diversity of the planet is this year's theme.

Brigadier David Allfrey, Edinburgh Tattoo chief executive, told BBC Scotland: "We are absolutely delighted and we expect we will sell-out before too long".