Rites Of Passage Festival Returns for 2016
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Rites Of Passage Festival Returns for 2016

The Rites of Passage Festival will once again return to Melbourne for a massive weekend of tattoos, art, music and culture this April.

For its fifth year the Festival takes on a neo-traditional theme, celebrating the history of this era with awards and an ‘Ink Off’ competition, where six artists will compete over two Ink Offs for a chance to win a one-year sponsorship package.

International headliners joining this year’s event include Paul Acker, Jime Litwalk of Ink Master, Carlos Rojas and Alexi Vaatete. The lineup also features more than 250 of Australia‚Äôs top artists with Matt Curzon of Empire Melbourne, Tater Tatts, Brendan Boswell of Frontyard Tattoo and Mystik, all tattooing live.

Rites Of Passage will take over the Royal Exhibition Building from Friday April 22 until Sunday April 24. Tickets are on sale through their website.