INKcarceration lineup announced: Headliners will be Slipknot, Pantera and Limp Bizkit
Slipknot, Pantera and Limp Bizkit will headline this year's edition of the INKcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival, to be held July 14-16 at the Ohio State Reformatory.
The three-day event will feature a number of other heavy hitters in the hard rock/metal genre, including Megadeth, Lamb of God, Bush and Flyleaf with Lacey Sturm.
Limp Bizkit, led by frontman Fred Durst, will headline the first night of the festival. The band is best known for its hit single, "Nookie."
Pantera has reunited for some 2023 dates, with original members Phil Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bassist) joined by Zakk Wylde (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums).
The band will headline the second night, reforming after the deaths of guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul, the Abbott brothers.
Slipknot will make its return to INKcarceration to headline the final night after being one of the headliners in 2021.
In addition, more than 65 tattoo artists and haunted attractions will be available at the historic grounds at OSR.
The event continues the ongoing partnership of America’s largest independent festival producer, Danny Wimmer Presents, and the creators of INKcarceration.
INKcarceration drew record crowds the last two years
Passes for both 2021 and 2022 sold out within weeks of the festival announcements, leading to record-breaking crowds of more than 75,000 people each year. Fans are encouraged to buy early for 2023 to reserve their spot.
"We're celebrating the fifth anniversary with a killer lineup representing each year of INKcarceration, as well as over 50 bands who are new to the festival," said Dan Janssen, general manager and co-creator of INKcarceration. "This year is all about serving an incredible experience to our fans that show up for us year after year, and we can’t wait to celebrate together with them in July!”
Nightly tattoo competitions will be hosted by musician and Big Brother alum Jenncity. Judges will be tattoo artists Caleb Neff, Brian Adamson and Mat Helton.
Complimentary tours of the famous Ohio State Reformatory prison will be held all weekend. Onsite, there will also be gourmet food, a wide selection of beverages, camping and the return of the award-winning haunted house attraction Blood Prison (bloodprison.com) for additional purchase.
Passes on sale, as low as $10 down
Single-day, weekend general admission and VIP passes for INKcarceration are on sale now, starting as low as $10 down. Weekend and single-day VIP passes are available in extremely limited quantities. Many fans purchased early during the festival’s early bird pre-sale, so festival goers are encouraged to buy now to guarantee access.
A limited number of specially priced passes for military personnel are on sale now via GovX. Weekend camping packages are available for both car and tent and RVs. General weekend tent camping includes 500 square feet of space for two people, with breakfast, lunch and drinks available for purchase; dedicated shuttles to and from the festival; re-entry during the festival via the camping shuttles; access to camping hydration station; and access to showers and restrooms.
General weekend RV camping includes the same amenities as tent camping. RV sites with hookups for electric and water are also available for purchase. All Thursday-Monday campers will have exclusive access to a Thursday night campground party.
Admission to the festival is not included in weekend camping packages and must be purchased separately.Hotel packages, bundling hotel nights and festival passes into one purchase, are also available.
All festival passes, including hotel packages and camping, may be purchased at inkcarceration.com/passes.VIP passes include a commemorative VIP laminate and wristband; dedicated entrance lanes into the festival and entrance into the VIP area, which includes an elevated and shaded viewing deck, an air-conditioned lounge with comfortable furniture and audio, and video streams of the main stages.
Other VIP amenities include: a dedicated festival merchandise stand, dedicated VIP locker rental with charging capabilities (for additional purchase), air-conditioned and flushable restrooms, and premium food and drink offerings (for additional purchase).
Ohio State Reformatory’s historic building and grounds provide a perfect setting for INKcarceration. The massive, locale is recognized as not only one of the most haunted reformatories in the country, but also as the filming location for multiple Hollywood films. The most famous of these is the 1994 classic and IMDB highest-rated movie of all time, "The Shawshank Redemption."
After launching in 2018, INKcarceration nearly doubled its inaugural year’s attendance in 2019, drawing 45,000 fans from nearly all 50 states, and welcomed record-breaking crowds of more than 75,000 in 2021 and 2022 after changing the layout of the event to allow for greater capacity.
INKcarceration has been awarded Mansfield’s Tourism Award of Excellence and has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate, as well as earning a Congressional proclamation.For more information on Inkcarceration please visit: Website: Inkcarceration.com, Facebook: facebook.com/Inkcarcerationfestival, Twitter: twitter.com/InkcarFestival, Instagram: instagram.com/inkcarcerationfestival/Hashtag: #inkcarceration.
This article originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal: INKcarcetation returning for fifth year at Ohio State Reformatory