The Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival will return July 14 to 16, 2023, with with a rock and metal lineup headlined by Slipknot, Pantera and Limp Bizkit, plus more than 65 tattoo artists and haunted attractions, all on the grounds of the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio.
In addition to the headliners, the three-day weekend will feature performances by Megadeth, Volbeat, Lamb of God, Bush, In This Moment, Highly Suspect, Flyleaf with Lacey Sturm, Motionless in White, Coal Chamber and many more. SiriusXM’s Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin will return as the festival “warden” to host the weekend.
The event continues the ongoing partnership of America’s largest independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents and the creators of Inkcarceration. Passes for both 2021 and 2022 sold out within weeks of the festival announcements, leading to record-breaking crowds of over 75,000 people each year.
“We’re celebrating our 5th anniversary with a killer lineup representing each year of Inkcarceration, as well as over 50 bands who are new to the festival,” said Dan Janssen, general manager and co-creator of Inkcarceration. “This year is all about serving an incredible experience to our fans that show up for us year after year, and we can’t wait to celebrate together with them in July!”
The current music lineup is as follows:
Friday, July 14: Limp Bizkit, Volbeat, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Hatebreed, P.O.D., Slaughter to Prevail, We Came as Romans, Fit for a King, Chelsea Grin, Kublai Khan TX, Vended, Mothica, A Killer’s Confession, Thousand Below, Fox Lake, Violent New Breed, Dark Signal, Lonewolf, Sid Stratton, Southbound Beretta, Bittersweet Revenge
Saturday, July 15: Pantera, Lamb of God, In This Moment, Motionless In White, Underoath, The Ghost Inside, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Mushroomhead, Fire from the Gods, The Violent, Varials, Woe Is Me, Like Moths to Flames, Uncured, Heartsick, Asava, Set for Tomorrow, Fight From Within, Half Heard Voices, Harmless Habit, Ghostatic
Sunday, July 16: Slipknot, Megadeth, Bush, Flyleaf with Lacey Sturm, Asking Alexandria, Wage War, GWAR, Crown the Empire, 10 Years, Fame on Fire, Dayseeker, Gideon, Eva Under Fire, Slay Squad, Last of Our Kind, Clifford, Nerv, Scarlett O’Hara, More Than Never, Traverse The Abyss, Frayle, God of Nothing, Darkhorse Saloon
In addition to enjoying the music lineup, fans will be able to partake in the onsite tattoo convention and book appointments with more than 65 artists. Nightly tattoo competitions will be hosted by musician and “Big Brother” alum Jenncity and judges will be tattoo artists Caleb Neff, Brian Adamson and Mat Helton. Complimentary tours of the famous Ohio State Reformatory prison will be held all weekend. On site, there also will be gourmet food, a wide selection of beverages, camping and the return of the award-winning haunted house attraction Blood Prison (https://www.bloodprison.com/), for additional purchase.
Single day, weekend general admission and VIP passes for Inkcarceration are on sale now. Weekend and single day VIP passes are available in extremely limited quantities. A limited number of specially priced passes for military personnel are on sale now via GovX.
Weekend Camping Packages are available for both Car + Tent and RVs. General Weekend Tent Camping includes 500 square feet of space for two people, with breakfast, lunch and drinks available for purchase, dedicated shuttles to and from the festival, re-entry during the festival via the camping shuttles, access to Camping Hydration Station and access to showers and restrooms. General Weekend RV Camping includes the same amenities as Tent Camping. RV sites with hookups for electric and water are also available for purchase. All Thursday to Monday campers will have exclusive access to a Thursday Night Campground Party. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately.
Hotel packages, bundling hotel nights and festival passes into one purchase, also are available. All festival passes, including hotel packages and Camping, may be purchased at https://inkcarceration.com/passes/.
VIP passes include a commemorative VIP laminate and wristband, dedicated entrance lanes into the festival and entrance into the VIP area, which includes an elevated and shaded viewing deck, an air-conditioned lounge with comfortable furniture, and audio and video streams of the main stages. Other VIP amenities include a dedicated festival merchandise stand, dedicated VIP locker rental with charging capabilities (for additional purchase), air-conditioned and flushable restrooms, and premium food and drink offerings (for additional purchase).
Ohio State Reformatory is recognized as not only one of the most haunted reformatories in the country, but also as the filming location for multiple Hollywood films. The most famous of these is the 1994 classic “The Shawshank Redemption.”
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