Yes, it’s that time of year again. Are you ready for the premiere tattoo convention, music festival, and car show? Orange County is host to the Southland’s most exciting and unique lifestyle festivals.
- Friday, March 4: Snoop Dogg, Transplants, Yelawolf
- Saturday, March 5: Deftones, Taking Back Sunday, Plague Vendor
- Sunday, March 6: Circa Survive, Atreyu, Face To Face
General admission and VIP tickets for MUSINK are on sale now at www.musink.org.
The MUSINK tattoo convention will feature over 300 world-renowned tattoo artists, with featured artists including Paul Booth, GTC’s Tattooland, Spotlight Tattoo, Freddy Negrete, Shamrock Social Club, Nikko Hurtado, Royal Peacock Tattoo, Gold Rush Tattoo, Oliver Peck, Nspired1, Robert Atkinson, OC Tattoo, Corey Miller, Baba, Franco Vescovi, Boog, BJ Betts, Carlos Torres, Norm, Little Linda, Carlos Rojas, Dan Smith, Shaun Topper, Rich Pineda, Yushi, and many more. In addition, the MUSINK vendor midway will include hundreds of vendors.
Check out some of the amazing tattoo work by a few of the artists who will be attending. Afterward, scroll down for more info on the show and artists.
Famous Stars and Straps presents the Low ‘N’ Slow Car Show will feature American classics and lowriders, including some from Travis Barker’s own collection. Also represented will be cars from acclaimed photographer/director Estevan Oriol and noted car clubs including Elite CC, Duke’s Orange County, Beatniks Koolsville, Pegasus, Duke’s Kustom Chapter, plus Hillview Customs, an Instagram contest winner chosen by Travis Barker, music from DJs Funk Freaks and more.
Another MUSINK attraction is the Miss MUSINK competition. The top inked beauties will compete for the title of Miss MUSINK 2016 and a spot as the next official “Sullen Angel.” For full details, visit www.musink.org.
Multiplatinum artist, actor and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg is at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning albums and songs, multiple films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts, and digital ventures, including his YouTube original series “GGN News.” Snoop Dogg has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and received multiple Grammy® nominations.
Since Deftones’ inception, the multiplatinum, Grammy-winning alternative rock band from Sacramento, CA have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze. Deftones have released seven albums to date and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
In their decade-plus career, critically acclaimed progressive rock band Circa Survive have continued to challenge themselves and test the boundaries of musical genres. With each album they’ve gone outside their musical comfort zone, jumping between post-rock, psychedelic, prog, post-hardcore and shoegaze, creating a sound that’s uniquely theirs yet has the power to connect with a wide swath of music fans.
Alabama-born Yelawolf’s sophomore release, 2015’s Love Story, debuted atop the BillboardR&B/Hip-Hop album chart and earned rave reviews, including from Rolling Stone, which praised his “stronger embrace of his Southern roots” and “slow-burn ballads.”
With influences ranging from At The Drive-In to Liars to The Cramps, Plague Vendor’s self-described “voodoo punk” is a dance-fueled rock aesthetic tinged with shadowy darkness. The Whittier, California band’s new album BLOODSWEAT is due March 25 on Epitaph.
MUSINK begins at 3:00 PM on Friday and Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Music is scheduled for6:00–10:00 PM each night.
MUSINK 2016 is produced by Bill Hardie, Travis Barker, John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), and Sean Akhavan. MUSINK partners include KROQ, Rockstar Energy Drink, Famous Stars and Straps, Tecate, Johnny’s Saloon, Second Floor, and Golden Crown Barber Shop.
The OC Fair & Event Center is centrally located in Southern California, just off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. The venue is conveniently accessible to all in Orange County, as well as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. John Wayne Airport in Irvine, CA is also nearby for those traveling from other parts of the U.S. and the world.