2020 Inkcarceration Festival canceled

The 2020 edition of the Inkcarceration Festival, scheduled for July 10 to 12 at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, has been canceled.

Festival organizers released the following statement:

“It is with extremely sad hearts that we must announce the cancellation of Inkcarceration Festival 2020. We’re sure this doesn’t come as a major surprise given the number of festivals and concerts our industry has already lost and will continue to lose this year.

“Let us be clear, this is heartbreaking for us. Ohio is our home and this festival means so much to us and we know it means a lot to you, as well. We held out as long as we could and worked extremely hard to find a way to make Inkcarceration happen this year–including exploring the possibility of a fall festival–but with the uncertainty of COVID-19, we must put the safety of fans, workers, and bands first and follow the advice of health officials.

“Rest assured that festivals WILL come back and Inkcarceration isn’t going anywhere. Mark your calendars for our return on July 16, 17 & 18 in 2021! We will be getting to work right away to provide you all with the best Inkcarceration Festival yet. Thanks for your support and we can’t wait to see you all at a much-needed INK family meeting next July!”

All ticket refund options will be posted on the Inkcarceration website and emailed to ticket purchasers at noon EDT Monday, May 4.

This year’s Inkcarceration was scheduled to include 40 bands on two outdoors stages, including headliners Limp Bizkit, Weezer and Blink-182, along with 60 tattoo artists, reformatory tours and much more.

For more information, visit www.inkcarceration.com.

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