NZ Tattoo & Art Festival


Live Music, FMX, BMX & much more

In addition to world class tattooing the festival also features a stacked entertainment line up, highlights include live music, Freestyle Motocross & BMX shows, Tattoo Competition & much more.

Summer Thieves

From humble beginnings performing at Dunedin parties to playing alongside some of the world's most revered artists - Summer Thieves have rightfully earned their spot as one of Aotearoa’s most exciting & hard-working bands.
See Summer Thieves live on the BMW Motorrad stage at 6pm on Saturday 25th November.

Superior Walls & Ceilings Freestyle Motocross Shows

4 shows Saturday & 3 shows Sunday by the Franklin Farm FMX Team in the Favour the Brave Action Sports Arena.

Superior Walls & Ceilings Freestyle BMX Shows

4 shows Saturday & 3 shows Sunday from the Franklin Farm Big Air Team featuring Hugh Wotherspoon, Brad Webb, Billy Mclaughlin, Tyrell Taylor, Max Grayson, Harry & William Pluck, Levi & Nixon Banks in the Favour the Brave Action Sports Arena.

Tattoo Competitions

Competition on the BMW Motorrad stage
- Superior Walls & Ceilings Best of Day Saturday (9.00pm Saturday)
- Stencil Jam Best of Day Sunday (6.00pm Sunday)
- Lucky Supply Best of Show (not judged on stage)
- Dark Horse Best Artist of Festival (not judged on stage)

$5 entry fee per category ($ goes to charity), Registrations at the information desk in the stadium foyer, only tattoos done at the festival can be entered in the best of day competitions, limit of 25 entires per category.

Kozo Kaos

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand. Kozo Kaos is a Juggler, Magician, and Circus Stunt Performer.

The Kozo Kaos Circus Stunt show has been performed all around New Zealand and internationally including Australia, England, Scotland, and Japan. Mixing highly skilled juggling with interactive comedy, ladder walking, dangerous stunts, and a touch of Rock n Roll, Kozo will have you on the edge of your seat! See him live twice a day both days in the outdoor area.

Sacred Laser No Regerts - Tattoo Fail Championship

4.00pm Saturday 25th November on the BMW Motorrad stage, if you want to enter be in the music tent at 4pm! 1st prize $2000 Sacred Laser voucher, 2nd prize $1000 Sacred Laser voucher (no need to register, just come up when we call the entrants to the stage)

Dj Dan Aux

Dan Aux will be playing bangers in the bar area both days, 7.30pm-9.30pm Saturday, 4pm-7pm Sunday

Eden Ivory

Alternative rock band based in New Plymouth, See Eden Ivory live on the BMW Motorrad stage at 5pm on Saturday the 25th November.


Post hardcore/punk band from New Plymouth, See Gatekeepers live on the BMW Motorrad stage at 1.45pm on Saturday 25th November.


Punk / rock band from Taranaki, See Broke live on the BMW Motorrad stage at 12.45pm on Saturday 25th November.


Heavy Metal band from Wellington, See Bulletbelt live on the BMW Motorrad stage at 3pm on Saturday 25 November.

Bush Buds

West Coast Indie-Roots, born and bred Taranaki, see them on the BMW Motorrad stage at 2.45pm Sunday 26 November.