Black Label Society, Bush, Rise Against to headline inaugural INKCARCERATION festival

Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Bush and Black Label Society are set to headline the first INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival, July 13, 14 and 15 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio.

This massive, awe-inspiring locale is recognized primarily as not only one of the most haunted buildings in the country, but also as the filming location for the 1994 cinematic classic, “The Shawshank Redemption,” starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.

Weekend tickets, VIP, RV and camping packages are on sale now at Mansfield is between two major cities in Ohio, Columbus and Cleveland.

Attendees will get three days of live music, and they can be tattooed by acclaimed local and regional artists, tour one of the most famous reformatories of all time, enjoy tasty treats and refreshments from food trucks onsite, browse goods from a number of vendors, experience a full rock ‘n’ roll circus sideshow (brought to you by Hellzapoppin), and more.

The concert portion will feature performances from a vast array of rock artists from yesterday and today. Scheduled to perform are Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Bush, Black Label Society, Clutch, Our Lady Peace, Suicidal Tendencies, Fuel, Hatebreed, Sevendust, Living Colour, Of Mice and Men, Corrosion of Conformity, Lit, Life of Agony, Alien Ant Farm, ’68, Soil, Adelitas Way, JennCity, Bad Omens, Fear The Fallen, Akadia, Through Fire, All About a Bubble and more to be announced. Individual performance times and stages will be announced leading up to INKCARCERATION.

“We just finished our new album, and now it will be fun to get back out and play some shows,” said Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. “Come hang with Clutch at this year’s INKCARCERATION!”

The tattoo festival portion of the event, including more thatn 70 booths featuring local and regional tattoo artists, will be announced soon. Interested in tattooing at INKCARCERATION? Applications are still open. Email for more information and details, and provide your name, company name, website and phone number in the email.

Historic Ohio State Reformatory

Paul Smith, executive director of the Historic Ohio State Reformatory, said, “We are very excited to host the 2018 INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival. They plan to bring next level entertainment to our venue and we hope to have a long and prosperous relationship with them that helps benefit and secure the future of our organization, the Historic site itself, and the community.”

Weekend tickets, which include the concert portion, self-guided prison tours, tattoo festival, circus sideshow and more, start at $89 per person. Attendees can further accent their experience with a Weekend VIP or Premium VIP ticke.! Weekend VIP tickets start at $321 per person (single day ticket and VIP options coming soon) and include all the above plus access to the air-conditioned VIP lounge offering lunch, dinner and a private bar. Premium VIP includes all of the above plus side stage access for premium viewing of the concert portion, a T-shirt and an exclusive festival laminate. Premium VIP begins at $1,210.50 per person.

Festival campers and RVer’s, INKCARCERATION is the place for you. RV Weekend Camping packages are available for $1,053.50 for four people, and include four weekend tickets to the event and available hookups for water and electric. Tent campers also can buy a Weekend Tent Camping package at $803.50 for four people, which includes four weekend tickets to the event and a 20×20 camping space. All RV and tent camping will be located under five miles from the festival at Richland Fairgrounds. Shuttle service to and from the venue will be available.

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