INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival Announces Massive 3-Day Line Up

The wait is over! The INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival has announced the massive line-up scheduled to perform at its second annual event, set to feature colossal rock headliners Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch! Quickly becoming one of the nation’s premier rock festivals, INKCARCERATION – taking place this year on July 12, 13 and 14 at the historic Ohio State Reformatory, a.k.a. Shawshank Prison, in Mansfield, OH – will feature over 30 bands on two outdoor stages, 70 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks and for the first time, the haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison!

This year’s electrifying line-up also includes +Live+, Taking Back Sunday, Seether, Skillet, I Prevail, Starset, Red Sun Rising, Motionless in White, Fozzy, Buckcherry, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Andrew W.K., P.O.D., Stabbing Westward, Light the Torch, From Ashes to New, Smile Empty Soul, Eyes Set To Kill, Awake at Last, The Funeral Portait, Kerbera, Raven Black, Beyond Unbroken, Rivals, Impending Lies and The Everyday Losers, plus special performances by The Monster Dolls.

Field, Camping and VIP tickets are on sale NOW via here!

Once again, INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will take place at one of the most unique festival settings in the country – the Ohio State Reformatory. Considered one of the most haunted buildings in the country and the setting of the 1994 cinematic classic/IMDB’s highest rated movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption (celebrating its 25th anniversary his year), the Reformatory is centrally located about an hour away from Cleveland, Columbus, and Canton/Akron, Ohio and within a three-hour driving distance of Toledo, Dayton, Cincinnati, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, northern West Virginia, Michigan and southern Ontario. This is the perfect destination festival! Additionally, INKCARCERATION features tent and RV camping for a true outdoor festival experience! See below for more details.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon regarding tattoo artists, gourmet food trucks, and more!

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival promoters promise an epic year. “Building off such a strong inaugural year, we are so stoked to give our fans even more in year two. With Billboard chart-topping bands such as Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch leading the way, tattoo artists from around the globe, and the historic backdrop of the haunted Shawshank Prison, INKCARCERATION 2019 will be the don’t miss rock event of the summer in the Midwest!”

It’s Halloween in July at INKCARCERATION 2019!

Mentioned above, Escape from Blood Prison is the annual Halloween haunted house attraction hosted at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH. It typically runs from the end of September through early November every year, but INKCARCERATION will make this spooky attraction available for festival goers to experience all weekend long in 2019! Once Blood Prison takes over the reformatory, the enormous facility is filled with bloodthirsty inmates waiting for victims to enter and try and make it through the facility alive!

“It’s an honor to be able to open the doors of Blood Prison a couple months early and give the guests of INKCARCERATION a few scares in July! The warden, his family and the Blood Prison inmates are all excited to meet the fans at INKCARCERATION,” says Vic Amesquita, manager of Blood Prison.

INKcarceration Music and Tattoo festival make new announcements!

Last week, the inaugural INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival was officially announced, presenting fans with aone-of-a-kind event experience. At INKCARCERATION, not only will attendees rock out to three days of live music from 30+ of today’s greatest rock bands, they can also be tattooed by acclaimed local and regional artists, tour one of the most famous haunted reformatories of all time, enjoy tasty treats and refreshments from 15+ food trucks onsite, browse goods from a number of vendors, experience a full rock n’ roll circus sideshow (brought to you by Hellzapoppin – learn more here), and more.

 

Due to instant popular demand, first tier weekend tickets and VIP completely sold out within 24 hours of the festival’s announcement! Beginning today, INKCARCERATION is offering single day tickets starting at just $55, which include an entire day’s worth of activity for an affordable price. Single day ticket holders will have access to the concert portion of the event, the tattoo festival, self-guided reformatory tours, the circus sideshow, and more. Single day ticket VIP, starting at $145, is also available and will also include access to the air-conditioned VIP lounge offering lunch, dinner, and a private bar, in addition to the listed activities above.

 

Second tier weekend tickets and VIP are still available, as well as tent and RV camping packages. Visit www.inkcarceration.com for all ticket options and more information.

 

This just in – INKCARCERATION is thrilled to announce that two more premier artists have joined this year’s outstanding line-up – Billboard-charting heavy metal icons DevilDriver, and emerging hard rockers Dead Girls Academy.

 

DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara says, DevilDriver are proud to be part of INKCARCERATION! Tattoos and music combined together, plus all these killer bands along for the ride make this a not-to-be-missed festival. Come support DevilDriver and let’s get down!”

 

Michael Vampire of Dead Girls Academy says, “I’m excited to announce my band Dead Girls Academy have been added to theINKCARCERATION Festival in Ohio! It’s always been a dream of mine to share the stage with Bush. Excited to mark this off my bucket list. We will be bringing an intense live show and look forward to meeting all our fans. See you there!”

 

Previously announced artists set to perform at INKCARCERATION include 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 TBD. Individual performance times and stages will be announced leading up to INKCARCERATION.

 

INKCARCERATION is proud to be teaming up with ReverbNation to select up to five up-and-coming bands to perform throughout the event! Bands interested in performing at INKCARCERATION can enter their submission for FREE today here, but hurry – submissions close on April 16 and artists chosen to perform will be announced on May 1. ReverbNation is an American online platform that is home to over 3.8 million musicians, fans venues and labels in more than 190 countries worldwide. It helps artists grow lasting careers by introducing them to music industry partners, exposing them to fans, and building innovative tools to promote their success.

 

INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will take place July 13-15 in Mansfield, Ohio at the eerie, enormous Historic Ohio State Reformatory (100 Reformatory Rd.). 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 Hollywood legends Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.During INKCARCERATION, attendees can take part in self-guided reformatory tours, exploring the prison independently at their own pace while learning about the history of the facility and the many unique Hollywood and paranormal connections.

 

More information on the tattoo festival portion of INKCARCERATION – which will include over 70 booths featuring local and regional tattoo artists – will be announced soon.Interested in tattooing at INKCARCERATION? Applications are still open. Emailcontact@inkcarceration.com for more information and details, and please provide your name, company name, website and phone number in the email.

 

Stay tuned for more information coming soon regarding INKCARCERATION activities. Additional ticket and camping information, parking details, event hours, and other important FAQ’s can be found at www.inkcarceration.com.