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Hamina Tattoo Military Music Festival Returns in August

Defence Command 19.7.2018 15.00
Press release

The international military music festival Hamina Tattoo will be held 30 July- 4 August 2018 in Hamina. The theme of the tattoo is The Finnish Defence Forces 100 Years. All of the Finnish military bands will perform at the festival. In addition to military music, you can take a look at the Defence Forces' equipment on display at the Finnish Defence Forces 100 Years exhibition area.

Hamina Tattoo has established itself as a large, week-long international military music event that is held every two years. In 2018 Hamina wil have representatives from the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia and South Korea. Additionally, all of the Finnish military bands will perform at the festival. The bands are: the Guards Band, the Navy Band, the Air Force Band, the Dragoon Band, the Lapland Military Band and the Conscript Band of the Defence Forces.

Take a look at the Defence Forces' equipment on display at the exhibition area 1-4 August

In the area around the Reserve Officer School's main building you can get a comprehensive look at the Defence Forces activities. The exhibition area has Army and Air Force equipment and kit on display, the main building has an Air Force Hornet simulator inside, as well as a history exhibition and a Regional Office information desk. You can buy the military bands’ surplus instruments and instrument supplies from the instrument auction held at the exhibition area. In Tervasaari you can visit the Finnish Navy's Fast Attack Craft Hamina.

The Defence Forces’ military bands on stage Thursday through Saturday

Thursday 2 August at 16.30 the Navy Band
Friday 3 August at 12.30 the Dragoon Band and at 17.30 the Air Force Band
Saturday 4 August at 12.00 the Conscript Band of the Defence Forces and at 16.30 the Lapland Military Band

The event is free of charge. There will also be a Soldiers’ Home cafeteria sales point there.

Finnish Defence Forces in Hamina Tattoo: https://puolustusvoimat.fi/en/hamina-tattoo-en