Ahead of their 9th annual event this May, Liverpool Tattoo Convention have revealed a blistering line-up of live music to complement the three days of artists, fire shows, burlesque glitz, glamour and many other tantalising performances.

Bands and artists from across the north west will be showcasing their talents at the convention from 6th-8th May, covering post-hardcore, metalcore, ska and punk, all the way through to some stripped-back acoustic and folk.

Direct from Liverpool will be the likes of FOES with their cinematic and prog rock sounds as well as Rain May Fall, a five-piece band with a passion for swamp blues riffs, melodic grooves & grungy deliverance.

Wirral group Pavilions be performing on the Unplugged Stage for an exclusive acoustic set, having taken their local area by storm with their post-hardcore sound, influenced by acts such as Don Broco, Sleeping with Sirens and Emarosa.



Other musical standouts include They’re Coming To Get You Barbara, who combine big riffs with synths and harmonies to create their brand of noise, as well as post-punk songstress, Louise Distras who has been described as ‘the love child Patti Smith and Billy Bragg never had’.

Renowned for its innovation, non-stop entertainment and atmosphere, and widely perceived as the most prestigious and innovative tattoo event in the UK – the convention returns to the Britannia Adelphi Hotel this May. The Convention promises to be a weekend to remember and a true celebration of the art of tattooing.

Queen Zee & The Sasstones

Queen Zee & the Sasstones

Last year’s show was a huge success with 6000 people enjoying the festivities and setting record attendance numbers in the process. The 2016 show is set to be bigger and better, jam packed with more artists, more traders, and more entertainment.

The convention will see the return of ‘Artists Day’, a great opportunity for artists to get tattooed by peers, take part in the seminars and workshops or simply network and chill. The ‘Artists Evening’ will then see some great bands perform and the winners of the UK Tattoo Industry Awards announced live.

Organised by Liverpool tattoo studio ‘Design 4 Life’, The Liverpool Tattoo Convention is regarded as a must-attend show in the industry, honouring tattoo culture, lifestyle and art. There is something for everyone during this relaxed and enchanting weekend of tattoo, art and variety entertainment.

Full Music Line-Up

Liverpool Tattoo Convention, Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool

Friday 6th May

20:15 Hands Off Gretel
21:15 The Bastard Sons
22:30 Surreal Panther

Saturday 7th May

15:15 – Queen Zee and the Sasstones
16:00 – Pavilions
16:45 – Matchstick Men
17:30 – Avery Estate
18:15 – Relics
19:00 – Oceanis
19:45 – FOES
20:30 – Louise Distras
21:30 – Motley Crude

Unplugged Stage

13:00 Jonathan Cameron
13:40 Lily Gaskell
14:20 Lewis & Peter (Matchstick Men)
15:00 Pavilions – Acoustic
15:40 Katy Mcgrath
16:20 Villy Raze
17:00 Queen Zee
17:40 Carl Moorcroft

Sunday 8th May

12:30 Enamel Animal
13:15 They’re Coming To Get You Barbara
14:00 Retro Youth
14:45 The Boston Shakers
15:30 A Mouth Full Of Matches
16:15 Cale lane
17:00 Rain May Fall
17:45 Quantum Flux

Unplugged Stage

13:40 Adam Richie
14:20 Carl Moorcroft
15:00 Queen Zee
15:40 Jamie Suffield
16:20 Sarah Beatrice
17:00 Hello Mabel

Door tickets £20 per day, Advance tickets from £18 – Advance tickets beat the queues, get in 30 mins early. Delivered 24/7 straight to your inbox. Children under 15 free. must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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Please visit www.liverpooltattooconvention.com