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Inkcarceration Announces Festival Lineup

21 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, Inkcarceration

Get ready to rock, Richland County!

The Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival announced its 2021 official lineup on Tuesday, and its full of names you know.

The event is now set for September 10-12 at OSR.

Headlining the show will be Slipknot, Rob Zombie and Mudvayne (marking their first appearance since 2009). The three days will also feature performances by A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Halestorm, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Fever 333, All That Remains and many more. More…

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Early Bird Inkcarceration Tickets Go On Sale Friday

24 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Organizations of the 2021 Inkcarcreation at OSR shared the following announcement on Wednedsay:

“Due to the overwhelming high demand for tickets right now and a lot of requests for an early bird pre-sale, we are releasing a limited amount of early bird general admission and VIP tickets this year.”

You can beat the rush by getting tickets now for just $20 down and the lowest possible cost.

Ticket sales begin on Friday, March 26 for the 2021 event, which will take place on September 10-21. More…


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Inkcarceration Announces Change In Dates

9 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

In website and social media announcements on Monday afternoon, Inkcarceration Festival 2021 organizers confirmed that the “show will go on” this year and a new set of dates.

In fact, it will take place during a different season of the year!

The announcement shared: “Although we expect summer to be open for business, we want to be able to provide ALL you Ink fans with the full festival experience you’ve come to know and love, not dictated by limitations. With that said, we will be holding the Festival this fall to ensure we can reunite in rock for 2021. Our new, FINAL, confirmed dates will be September 10-12, 2021 and our lineup/onsale dates will be coming in April.” More…

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Inkcarceration Sets 2021 Dates

20 Jan , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The folks at Inkcarceration made a major announcement on Tuesday.

The annual music and tattoo festival is officially back for 2021, and will be held in Mansfield on July 23, 24, and 25. Lineup and ticket information will be available soon.

In its announcement, organizers stated that the festival will adhere to all COVID-19 protocols in place for outdoor music festivals this summer and present plans are to operate at a limited capacity, pursuant to anticipated local and state health restrictions.

More information and an email list signup is available on the Inkcarceration website — click here to access.

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Inkcarceration Festival Cancelled; Plans To Return In 2021

2 May , 2020  

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. More…

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Inkcarceration To Announce Festival Details Friday

29 Apr , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

In a Facebook post on Monday, the organizers behind the phenomenally successful Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival have shared that a major announcement will be forthcoming on Friday about this year’s event.

Headlined by a powerful collection of musical acts set to appear, the dates of the Festival are July 10 through July 12 at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. The event has grown into one of the largest and most unique rock festivals in the country with major bands and solo artists from rock, alternative, and metal joining ink artisans and much more. More…

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Inkcarceration Announces 2020 Lineup

18 Dec , 2019  

Limp Bizket. Weezer. Blink-182. Papa Roach. These and many other musicians are heading to Inkcarceration 2020, coming to OSR on July 10-12, as announced by the festival on Wednesday morning. The complete lineup is available here

Photo: Creative Commons License

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INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival Announces Daily Set Times and Stages

7 Jun , 2019  

The INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will return to the historic Ohio State Reformatory, a.k.a. Shawshank Prison, in Mansfield, OH, on July 12, 13 and 14.

This year’s massive line-up will be led by none other than colossal rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, and Five Finger Death Punch. Quickly becoming one of the nation’s premier rock festivals, INKCARCERATION 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.

INKCARCERATION has now announced the daily set times and stages for performing bands. More…

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Inkcarceration Announces Lineup

16 Jan , 2019  

It’s a day that rock music fans have been looking forward to for some time.

The second annual Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival is set for July 12 through 14 at the Ohio State Reformatory, and the lineup of music and artists has been announced.

The Festival will feature over 50 tattoo artists willing to make their talent available to attendees, and this year over 30 groups will be on hand to rock out the crowd on two stages. Headliners this year include Shinedown, Godsmack, and Five Finger Death Punch. More…

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INKCARCERATION Back At OSR For A Second Year; Dates Announced

16 Nov , 2018  

Numerous sites reported on Thursday that the INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will be back for a second year this coming summer, again at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. More…

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8 Jul , 2018  

The inaugural INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival (July 13-15 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory) kicks off in less than a week! 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 get 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), and more. More…