Norfolk, VA

April 26, 2018

Norfolk, VA (Events)

Eric Hjellming

April 26, 2018 - April 27, 2018

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Scope Arena


DrumLine Battle is returning to Norfolk, VA for the 2018 Virginia International Tattoo!

Each year’s Tattoo is different, with new performers from across the globe, new themes of honor and patriotism, and new sights and sounds to amaze you.

In 2018 the Virginia International Tattoo will have an extraordinary cast of hundreds from 8 nations — including audience favorites such as the precise Band and Drill Team of His Majesty the King’s Guard from Norway, the breathtaking dancers and drummers of the Republic of Korea Traditional Army Band, and new this year, Italy’s 11th Bersaglieri Regiment Fanfare Band who perform while marching double time and the classically trained musicians of the Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force.

DrumLine Battle is a program of Drum Corps International that showcases percussion ensembles of any instrumentation and skill level year-round, spotlighting their unique talents and creativity in a high energy face-to-face competition. With drummers from the United States and eight other contries, you can expect some exciting DrumLine Battles this year at the Virginia International Tattoo! The Scope Plaza will be packed with be lively music and dancing, craft beer and tasty treats.

Each DrumLine Battle takes place during the VIT Hullabaloo 90 minutes prior to each performance of the Virginia International Tattoo.

DrumLine Battle Schedule:
Thursday, April 26- Friday, April 27 6:00PM Battle/7:30PM Tattoo
Saturday, April 28 5:00PM Battle/7:30PM Tattoo
Sunday, April 29 1:00PM Battle/2:30PM Tattoo

For more information on the 201 Hullaballoo DrumLine Battles, visit

For more information on the Virginia Tattoo, visit

For performance inquiries, click here.