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Australian Federation Tattoo 2002

The City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band performed Pipin' Hot at the Australia Federation Tattoo in Ballarat, Australia in January 2002.

This is the Australian Federation's 4th Tattoo and the second time it has been staged in Ballarat, Victoria. An estimated 12000 people attended the tattoo which ran over three days from January 25th to 27th.

Presented in a specially constructed stadium at Historic Ballarat & Clarendon College, the tattoo is set against a purpose-built castle backdrop.

The City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band played in both the opening and closing ceremonies as well as performing a special Pipin' Hot act will its own backing band and leading vocalist Shannon Cooper-Garland.

Other noted performers include TV personality Denis Walter and his Choir, The Australian Army Band, The Victoria Police Pipe Band, The Adelaide Celts Broadsword Dance Troupe and the Massed Pipes and Drums.

The tattoo this year paid a special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Services entitled "Spirit of the Anzacs".

Media Coverage of Pipin' Hot in Ballarat 2002

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