One of America’s most unique events — Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival — returns to historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio for its sixth year July 19-21 with a music lineup packed with top rock acts, more than 115 tattoo artists and haunted attractions.
Following three consecutive years of sellouts, Inkcarceration will feature three stages with three full days of music from bands, including headliners SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK and BREAKING BENJAMINas well as tons of fan favorites like THE OFFSPRING, BAD OMENS, HALESTORM, PARKWAY DRIVE, I PREVAIL, CHEVELLE, DROPKICK MURPHYS, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, MACHINE HEAD, SEVENDUST, THE HU and many more. Inkcarceration also marks CHIMAIRA‘s first US festival appearance in 14 years, several other reunions and rare performances and will be one of a limited number of SHINEDOWN shows in 2024.
Brent Smith of SHINEDOWN said: “We are currently in the studio working on new music for SHINEDOWN #8. We will only be playing a select amount of live shows this year, but when the opportunity came to us to headline this year’s Inkcarcerationand support Danny Wimmer Presents, there was no hesitation whatsoever. We are so honored to be a part of this incredible show, and to share the stage with such extraordinary artists, and the GREATEST fans in the world. LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Inkcarceration was built on the foundation of community and passion,” says Dan Jansenco-founder and GM of Inkcarceration. “We wanted to create a home for those who love all things rock, metal, and body art, and as we head into our sixth year celebrating three consecutive sold-out events, we’ve accomplished just that. We are expecting another sell-out out year, let the countdown to INK 2024 begin!”
During the festival, Inkcarceration Attendees have the opportunity to get inked at the onsite tattoo convention
hosted inside the world-famous historic prison made famous by the film “The Shawshank Redemption”. In addition,
Fans can take self-guided tours of the historic and reportedly haunted Ohio State Reformatory for free during INK, and this is the only time outside the Halloween season that the award-winning haunt Blood Prison is open. Blood Prison is available to Inkcarceration pass holders onsite for an additional fee.
In order to capture some of the supernatural experiences at Ohio State Reformatory, with the help of bands who’ve played Inkcarceration, DWP launched the paranormal investigative Youtube series “Voices Of Paranormal Prison” in 2023. The first season features artists such as PANTHER, Corey Taylor, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and GWAR exploring the haunted prison. Episodes can be watched on DWP‘s Youtube channel.
The full music lineup for Inkcarceration 2024 is as follows:
SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
POISON THE WELL
AS I LAY DYING
FROM ASHES TO NEW
AFTER THE BURIAL
UPON A BURNING BODY
FIT FOR A KING
I SEE STARS
DEVOUR THE DAY
ANOTHER DAY DAWNS
ALL SHALL PERISH
VEIL OF MAYA
THE WORD ALIVE
THE ACACIA STRAIN
BRAND OF SACRIFICE
FIGHT FROM WITHIN
LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES
LIONS AT THE GATE
HUNT THE DINOSAUR
AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE
KINGDOM OF GIANTS
THE BEHEST OF SERPENTS
NAILED SHUT MA
Weekend General Admission and VIP passes, as well as Single Day GA and VIP passes are on sale now starting at $10 down on layaway. Weekend GA passes start at $199.99 plus fees, Weekend VIP start at $479.99 plus fees (with a very limited number remaining), Single Day GA start at $99.00 plus fees. Purchase festival passes and parking at www.inkcarceration.com.
INK passes have sold out well in advance the past three years and early bird pass sales for 2024 have been record-breaking, so fans are encouraged to buy early to reserve their spot for the popular destination event that draws fans from every state and any countries around the world.
Fans looking for a full rock experience in Ohio can purchase the special SONINK pass which includes General Admission passes to both Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH (May 16-19) and Inkcarceration for seven nights of unforgettable music and memories. SONINK is available for $399.99 plus fees.
For a fully immersive weekend experience, fans are encouraged to explore the INK camping options, which include access to the Thursday Night Campground Party in the campgrounds (only available to campers).
Weekend Camping Packages are available for both Car + Tent and RVs. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately. Hotel packages bundling hotel nights and festival passes are also available. Details on all festival passes, including hotel packages, camping and parking passes can be found at https://inkcarceration.com/passes/.
Inkcarceration is co-produced by Danny Wimmer Presentsone of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America, and Reinkcarceration LLCa partnership that formed with the original founders of INK in 2021.
For more information on Inkcarcerationvisit www.inkcarceration.com.