Inkcarceration announces set times for 2023 festival

As the 2023 Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival approaches, festival passes are 98 percent sold out for the July 14 to 16 event. Inkcarceration will feature a rock and metal lineup led by headliners Slipknot, Pantera and Limp Bizkit, plus more than 65 tattoo artists and haunted attractions at the historic grounds of the Ohio State Reformatory (made famous by the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” in Mansfield, Ohio.

The three-day weekend also will include performances from Megadeth, Volbeat, Lamb of God, Bush, In This Moment, Highly Suspect, Flyleaf with Lacey Sturm, Motionless in White, Coal Chamber and many more. The event continues the ongoing partnership of America’s largest independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents and the creators of Inkcarcerationr. 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.

The music performance times, on-site experiences in the Inkcarceration Yard, campground programming and festival food offerings in the Commissary have been announced. In addition, a limited number of hotel and festival pass bundles have been released, so fans who are looking to travel are encouraged to book ASAP. Limited Inkcarceration festival passes are still available for purchase and fans can “rock out now and pay later” via the Shop Pay installment plan. Visit for details. Camping passes are sold out, but a wait list is available.

The Inkcarceration music set times are as follows (subject to change) and also can be found at Set times also can be found on the festival mobile app, which can be downloaded on either Apple or Google Play Stores by visiting Festival gates open at 11 a.m. daily.

Friday, July 14
Inkmates StageInked Stage
9:55 PMLimp Bizkit7:20 PMP.O.D.
8:10 PMVolbeat5:35 PMSuicide Silence
6:25 PMHighly Suspect4:10 PMFit for a King
4:45 PMCoal Chamber2:50 PMChelsea Grin
3:25 PMHatebreed1:40 PMKublai Khan TX
2:15 PMWe Came as Romans12:30 PMA Killer’s Confession
1:05 PMMothica11:20 AMThousand Below
11:55 AMVended  
Reformatory Stage  
4:30 PMFox Lake  
3:45 PMViolent New Breed  
3:00 PMDark Signal  
2:15 PMLonewolf  
1:30 PMSid Stratton  
12:45 PMDVLSNV  
12:00 PMSouthbound Beretta  
11:15 AMBittersweet Revenge

Saturday, July 15
Inkmates StageInked Stage
9:25 PMPantera6:40 PMThe Ghost Inside
7:25 PMMegadeth5:20 PMSlaughter to Prevail
5:50 PMIn This Moment4:05 PMMushroomhead
4:40 PMMotionless in White2:45 PMMaylene and the Sons of Disaster
3:20 PMUnderoath1:25 PMVarials
2:00 PMMemphis May Fire12:20 PMLike Moths to Flames
12:50 PMFire from the Gods11:15 AMWoe, Is Me
11:45 AMThe Violent  
Reformatory Stage  
4:30 PMUncured  
3:45 PMHeartsick  
3:00 PMAsava  
2:15 PMSet for Tomorrow  
1:30 PMFight from Within  
12:45 PMHalf Heard Voices  
12:00 PMHarmless Habit  
11:15 AMGhostatic

Sunday, July 16
Inkmates StageInked Stage
9:25 PMSlipknot6:50 PMAsking Alexandria
7:40 PMLamb of God5:30 PM10 Years
6:00 PMBush4:15 PMGWAR
4:50 PMFlyleaf with Lacey Sturm2:55 PMDayseeker
3:30 PMWage War1:35 PMGideon
2:10 PMCrown the Empire12:25 PMSlay Squad
1:00 PMFame on Fire11:15 AMClifford
11:50 AMEva Under Fire  
Reformatory Stage  
4:30 PMLast Of Our Kind  
3:45 PMNerv  
3:00 PMScarlett O’Hara  
2:15 PMMore Than Never  
1:30 PMTraverse the Abyss  
12:45 PMFrayle  
12:00 PMGod of Nothing  
11:15 AMDarkhorse Saloon

In addition to enjoying the music lineup, fans will be able to partake in the Inkcarceration on-site 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 include tattoo artists Caleb Neff, Brian Adamson and Mat Helton.

Campers will have exclusive access to campground-only entertainment and amenities, including live music, a movie, drinks and late-night eats from Thursday, July 13, through Saturday, July 15, in the new indoor-outdoor Parole in the Campgrounds lounge and stage. Daily entertainment in the campgrounds includes:

  • Thursday: Camping Pre-Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. with performances from Rock Capitol (live band karaoke), Silly Goose and Southbound Beretta
  • Friday (11:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.): performances from The Phoenix Within, The Other LA, Alyxx
  • Saturday (11:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.): performances from To Us Below, Critic City, The Mendenhall Experiment
  • Sunday (11:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.): performances from Titans in Time, Nameless Anonymous

Festival attendees are encouraged to explore the Inkcarceration Yard and check out the fun experiences available to all “Inkmates.” The Inkcarceration Yard includes:

  • Escape from Blood Prison: The only haunted hellscape in a real prison, and a yearly Halloween event held at the former prison. Blood Prison at Inkcarceration will be open from noon to 5 p.m. daily. Visitors to Blood Prison can tour the Warden’s Widow’s living quarters and the basement of this very haunted prison. Tickets to both attractions will be available for $20 at the center entrance of the building (cash only).
  • Ohio State Reformatory Tours: During Inkcarceration, The Ohio State Reformatory will be open for free self-guided tours for festival attendees from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visitors can stroll the halls and visit the cells of some of history’s toughest criminals, tour the intact set of “The Shawshank Redemption,” explore the prison’s paranormal history, and bask in the beautiful Romanesque architecture. Visit for more information.
  • Take Me Home: A not-for-profit volunteer animal foundation that has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. The donations raised at Inkcarceration help to fund mobile veterinary hospitals that travel to under-served areas to provide free spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchipping and administer medical care for animals in desperate need. Take Me Home also supports local animal charities. Visit the booth to learn more, buy a shirt or signed merchandise and enter a raffle.
  • Warden Jose Mangin: Inkcarceration official host SiriusXM’s Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin will conduct exclusive backstage interviews, interact with Inkmates and more.
  • On-site beverage experiences and lounges include: BeatBox Beverages (non-carbonated, gluten-free, and resealable), Bud Light Seltzer (crisp, cool refreshments) and the Bud Light Seltzer cube facing the main stage where fans can stay cool and sample some of the innovative new products, Bulleit Bourbon (hang out with the Bulleit ambassador team and sip on signature cocktails inspired by a family tradition that dates back to the 1800s), Middle West Spirits (handcrafted cocktails curated using OYO Vodkas, Straight Rye Whiskey or Vim & Petal Gin), Monaco Cocktails (visit Monaco at the top of the hill for a quick refresh in between sets, with many flavors to choose from), The Blackened Whiskey Bar (featuring the super premium blend of straight bourbons and ryes created by the late, legendary Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and the almighty Metallica).

Inkcarceration will offer an incredible variety of food and beverage options at the Commissary. Inkmates will enjoy a taste of Ohio’s best, as well as tried and true festival favorites, all curated by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Participating food vendors include: Athens Greek Truck, Avo-Rrito Street Cuisine, BBQ Highlife, Buckeye Chocolate Company, Bulgogi Catering, Burger Boyz, Chicken Mac Truck, Dirty Franks Hot Dog Palace, Dos Bros Birria Tacos and Ramen, Event Specialists, Fistfull of Tacos, Gringo’s Cantina Truck, Grunts Grub Truck, Hai Poke, Island Noodles, Mad Meltz Truck, MD Creative Blends, Pie Baby Pizza, Ponti Rossi Pizza, Pooja’s Market, Rice Rice Baby, Rock A Burger Truck, Spicy Pie Pizza and Twisted Tots

Visit for complete details on festival experiences.

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