Audiences at this year’s 52nd Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall in March are in for an extra special treat when global drumming icon of Iron Maiden fame, Nicko McBrain, takes to the stage to join The Massed Bands of His Majesty’s Royal Marines.

The heavy metal musician is a household name and will be part of the three concerts that will offer fans a once-in-a lifetime experience during the evening concert on Friday 8 March and the matinee and evening shows on Saturday 9th March 2024.

Commenting on what might seem an unlikely combination of talents, Nicko says: “It is such an honour to be invited to perform with the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines at the 2024 Mountbatten Festival of Music. I feel so humbled to be a part of this fantastic event. I look forward to seeing you all at the Royal Albert Hall in March to enjoy rockin’ out to some Maiden ditties, along with a few fantastic surprises!”

With this exciting news and some 80% of tickets already sold, those wanting to grab some of the remaining seats are advised to book now to avoid missing out! The concerts are in aid of Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charities and the Young Lives vs Cancer Charity.