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MUSINK Festival Recap and Back to the Beach Updates

Travis Barker’s 11th annual MUSINK festival has come and gone. The three-day festival last weekend, March 16-18th, featured over 1,000 of the world’s top tattoo artists, a vintage car show, and much more. Held at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, California, the festival hosted top hip-hop and pop rock artists during the weekend including The Adolescents, Blink-182 and Lil Yatchy. On Saturday, Barker electrified the stage during Blink-182’s performance at no surprise to his fans. The Interrupters as well, who opened the music performances of the day, hyped the crowd from start to finish, playing some of their popular records in She Got Arrested and By My Side.

The Interrupters at MUSINK
Photo by Michael Sandoval/MUSE

 

Aside from the music, fest-goers could see live tattoos ranging from small hand pieces to full length thigh tattoos radiating in vibrant color throughout the indoor area of the event center. This display of tattooing inspired many MUSINK patrons to get inked on the spot, an intended result by the artists and shop owners, one can assume. And everyone knows that a festival isn’t a true festival without great food vendors and MUSINK definitely made that happen for its guests.

Photo by Michael Sandoval/MUSE

Food vendors lined the festival’s parameters providing delicious snacks and sweets to fest-goers including Los Angeles based Pink Taco; a Mexican restaurant chain known for its rock n’ roll theme and tasty street tacos. The MUSINK annual event festival serves to benefit all vendors financially and the guest experience for participants and fest attendees, in providing the best overall event possible.

And with one festival under his belt for 2018, Blink-182 drummer has signed up to co-produce another event in Back to the Beach. Barker and Goldfinger’s John “Feldy” Feldmann announced the new weekend festival back in February. The family festival is set to headline some very big names in punk, ska and reggae music as well as other genres on April 28-29th. The event will be held at the world famous Huntington State Beach with musical performances from Sublime with Rome, Goldfinger and 311 to name a few. The current daily lineup for Back To The Beach’s musical performances is as follows:

Saturday, April 28: 311, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Aquabats, Hepcat, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, The Suicide Machines, Big D and the Kids Table, and more

Sunday, April 29: Sublime With Rome, Goldfinger (featuring Travis Barker), Fishbone (the original lineup), Save Ferris, The Interrupters, Mustard Plug, The Aggrolites, The Untouchables, and more

Surprise guests are said to be announced closer to the event dates. Tickets went on sale on February 23rd, ranging from $90 for weekend tickets and $50 for one-day tickets. Be mindful,  this price does not include the additional fees and costs. However, tickets are still available to purchase at http://backtothebeachfest.com. The two-day event in the sand will also feature great food and drinks from local vendors as well as a Kidzone packed with carnival games and beach activities to entertain the younger ones. To sweeten the deal even more, Back to Beach is allowing kids under 10 years of age free admission into the event with a paid adult admission to the Lil’ Punk Kidzone.

“The inception of the idea of a ska festival turned into reality from one festival (Punk In Drublic) to another! I grew up on ska, so this has been my dream! Now I get to do it with one of my best friends, Travis Barker (The Aquabats). 2 OG rude boys getting back to our roots!,” said Feldmann according to Shock Wave Magazine.

For more information on Back to the Beach visit:

Website: http://backtothebeachfest.com/

Instagram: www.instagram.com/backtothebeachfest/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/backtothebeachfest

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Asia Woodley

Asia is a entertainment host and reporter for MUSE. She also co-hosts The Cali Kickback on DASH Comedy Radio based out of West Hollywood. More recently, she starred on season 7 of MTV's Are You The One while graduating with a Bachelor's in Communications from California State University of Fullerton. Asia is especially passionate about on-air broadcast reporting, entertainment culture and sports. However, she also possesses strong writing and news reporting skills in both print and online media platforms. She also has mild experience in photography. Asia is located in the Inland Empire/LA area.

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