The 1,200-strong cast and crew of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo are gearing up for this year’s music and light spectacular.
A nightly audience of 8,800 will watch performers from countries including Mexico, Oman and Malawi.
The musicians and other performers arrived in the city on Sunday, with four days to put together their individual acts into one performance.
Organisers said: “Audiences can expect to be captivated by a colourful cultural showcase and thrilling display of music, dance, military performance and technology, all against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.”
The Banda Monumental de Mexico will meanwhile bring a carnival atmosphere through Mariachi music and dance.
The theme of the show from August 3-25 is The Sky’s the Limit and will celebrate the centenary of the RAF.