Ink-N-Iron is Long Beach’s premier “Kustom Culture” music & tattoo festival. This year features more than 50 bands across three stages, bringing you a wide spectrum of sound from 60′s Soul-R&B, Garage and Psychedelic, through Punk, Funk, Rock & Reggae. Come and witness the finest Americana styles of Outlaw Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, and Psychobilly from around the world.

Featuring 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world will be on hand from 30 States and 25 Countries representing all the tattoo styles; where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Pinups clad in corsets, Classic Cats with Pompadours, Mohawks, fashion Mullets, full sleeves and back pieces. Not only is the breathtaking view of the gigantic Queen Mary, the beautiful water, and the amazing Long Beach skyline quite a task to take in all at once, but all the fashion statements and lavishly adorned people are quite a spectacle as well. This convention will be both a sort of art gallery and community festival. Seven years ago the ship was overtaken by the underground subculture of all things Kustom and modified. From tattooing to pin striping and tantalizing show goers with tight corsets the 10th Annual Ink-N-Iron Festival is laced up and racing for port!

This year’s lineup is one of the BEST we have seen, no only for previous Ink-N-Iron festivals, but one of the best Long Beach has offered. We are excited about the great headliners, but don’t miss hometown hero’s Tijuana Panthers who will be playing on Friday along with Sublime With Rome. Keep reading for the full Ink-N-Iron festival line-up.

Friday: Sublime With Rome, Bad Brains, The Growlers, Wanda Jackson, The White Buffalo, Rumble Kings, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Tijuana Panthers, Well Hung Heart, The Gods Of Macho, Three Times Bad, Hopeless Jack And The Handsome Devil, and D. On Darox And The Melody Joy Bakers

Saturday: Iggy And The Stooges, Rocket From The Crypt, Dead Kennedys, The Dirtbombs, Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings, The Dwarves, Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears, The Fleshtones, Kim Lenz And Her Jaguars, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, The Generators, JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound, Prima Donna, The Woolly Bandits, Plague Vendor, The Stone Foxes, Hopeless Jack And The Handsome Devil, The Reverend Red, D. On Darox And The Melody Joy Bakers, Kaleigh Baker, The Teccematics, and Girl In A Coma.

Sunday: The Offspring, NOFX, The Stranglers, The Sharks, The Matadors, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Silver Shine, Eddie & The Reckless, Los Hell Gamblers, The Fiends, Johnny Hootrock, The Bop Kings, Miss Lonely Hearts, Barnyard Stompers, Three Times Bad, and Los Mustang 66.

Festival Hours: Friday 2pm-2am // Saturday 11am-2am // Sunday 11am-9:30pm

Tattoo Hall Hours: Friday 2pm-10pm // Saturday 11am-10pm // Sunday 11am-9pm

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About the Author

Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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