Inkcarceration Festival lineup announced

Official press release:

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 ShinedownGodsmack 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:

Taking Back Sunday
I Prevail
Red Sun Rising
Motionless In White
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Andrew W.K.
Stabbing Westward
Light the Torch
From Ashes to New
Smile Empty Soul
Eyes Set To Kill
Awake At Last
The Funeral Portrait
Raven Black
Beyond Unbroken
Impending Lies
The Everyday Losers
plus special performances by The Monster Dolls

Field, Camping and VIP tickets are on sale NOW via

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 ShinedownGodsmack 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! 

Vic Amesquita, manager of Blood Prison, says:

“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.”

Inkcarceration 2019 Ticketing Details:

All available via! 

Weekend Field Passes:

– 3-day General Admission
– Field Passes to the concert for the entire weekend
– Self guided reformatory tours 
Starting at: $139 

Weekend VIP:

– 3 day VIP wristband
– Field Passes to the concert for the entire weekend
– Self guided reformatory tours
– Air-conditioned VIP lounge w/seating & tables
– Free catering (dinner) Friday, (Lunch & Dinner) Saturday & Sunday
– Private bar
– Dedicated bathrooms
– Raised viewing platform
– Dedicated entrance to the event 
Starting at: $299 

Weekend Camping Packages:

Tent Camping
– General Weekend Tent Camping includes 1,000 sq. ft. space for your car and up to 3 tents.
– 2 cars and 2 tents can also fit. 1000 sq ft is yours to work with. 

RV Camping
– General Weekend RV camping includes hookups for electric & water. 

Both camping packages include:*
– Access to showers and bathrooms
– Shuttle service to and from the festival (shuttles run every half hour)
– Small fires are permitted, see camping info for more details
*Admission must be purchased separately

Weekend Tent camping: $175
Weekend RV camping: $299