By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; Inkcarceration Festival
The team behind Inkcarceration, one of the foremost rock festivals in the country, has had a difficult few weeks as they considered the fate of this year’s July festival held annually at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield.
Earlier in the week, they shared that news would be forthcoming on Friday. This morning, we received the following notice:
“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.
Letus 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 calenders for our return on July 16, 17 & 18 in 2021! We will be getting to work right away to provide you with the best Inkcareceration Festival yet. Thanks for your support and we can’t wait to see you all at a much-needed INK family meeting next July!
PLEASE NOTE: All ticket refund options will be posted on our website and emailed to ticket purchasers this Monday, May 4 at Noon EST.”