VADUZ – The organizers of the Princely Liechtenstein Tattoo draw a consistently positive balance: A total of almost 8,500 spectators were welcomed to the three evening shows on the historic castle ruins in Schellenberg and the Princely Tattoo Parade in Vaduz.
From Irish dance to marching music, choir singing and traditional bagpipe sounds, the “Princely Tattoo” offered a “music spectacle of the extra class” for three days, the organizers were happy in a statement on Sunday. Formations from all over Europe responded to the invitation to the Principality and delighted the audience with their artistic and musical performances in Schellenberg and Vaduz.
Three evening shows in front of full seats
The guests of the evening shows were once again offered a rousing and musically varied program this year. “Under the musical direction of Christian Marti and the artistic direction of Jean-Luc Kühnis, a total of 300 artists kept the audience in suspense for around 2.5 hours,” the organizers write.
Here are the photos from the opening night:
The 11 groups would have inspired with captivating choral singing, precise marching music formations, artistic dance interludes and modern music rhythms – of course, the traditional bagpipe sounds could not be missing.
Since 2016, the musical heart of the show has been the Princely Castle Band. The stage and show band consists of personalities from Liechtenstein and Switzerland with concert experience and also provided the perfect musical framework for “The Princely Liechtenstein Tattoo” in 2022. “In addition to the large, joint final choir, the review of 10 years of the Princely Liechtenstein Tattoo is one of the highlights of the evening, taking a little journey through time,” the organizers continue.
More than 5000 hours in use
“10 years ago I wanted to organize a cozy evening event with bagpipes and whiskey. This gave rise to the idea of the ‘Princely Tattoo’, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. There are bagpipes and whiskey – but it’s for the helpers It is anything but comfortable,” Pascal Seger, founder of the Princely Tattoo, is quoted in the message. Around 100 volunteers have been working behind the scenes for more than 5,500 hours. Seger: “Without all these people, the ‘Princely Tattoo’ would not be possible. They are the ones who brought this idea to life and I owe them a big thank you!”
The next edition of “The Princely Liechtenstein Tattoo” will take place in September 2024.
Princely tattoo parade
There was also a lot on offer in Vaduz on Saturday. In addition to the “Princely Tattoo Parade”, the gourmet festival and the Alpabzug attracted many to Liechtenstein’s main town. An estimated 6,500 spectators lined the town during the “Princely Tattoo Parade” in bright sunshine. The emotional highlight was the parade of the full choir of all formations on Peter-Kaiser-Platz. Together, almost 700 participants agreed to the Liechtenstein national anthem, Highland Cathedral and the Colonal Bogey, giving goosebumps despite the autumn heat.