Inkcarceration Announces Band Schedule and New Festival App | News Life & Culture

MANSFIELD — Music performance schedules were announced Monday for the nearly sold-out Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, which returns for its fourth year on Friday, July 15, Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at the historic Ohio grounds. State Reformatory in Mansfield.

The site was made famous by the movie The Shawshank Redemption.

Inkcarceration will feature a massive lineup featuring some of the biggest names and brightest new stars in rock and metal, including headliners KORN, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence and Disturbed, plus performances from Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, Lamb Of God, Three Days Grace, Seether and many more.

The weekend will feature official SiriusXM host Jose “Metal Ambassador” Mangin providing exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews, fan interactions and more.

The festival is expected to sell out in advance, but a very limited number of general admission weekend and day passes are still available at

Doors open at 11 a.m. each day.

friday july 15

2:35 p.m. From ashes to new

4:30 p.m. Sleep with the sirens

11:30 a.m. Sourblood (winner of the battle of the groups)

Saturday July 16

5:15 p.m. Dead man theory

7 p.m. Falling Upside Down

9:30 p.m. Breaking Benjamin

12:50 p.m. If I die first

6:00 p.m. Black Label Society

11:30 a.m. Sir Cadian (Winner of the Battle of the Bands)

2:30 p.m. Erase Never

Sunday July 17

12:15 p.m. Fire of the gods

12:50 Gemini Syndrome

11:30 a.m. Among the stars

12:15 DarkHorse Lounge

In addition to enjoying the diversity of the musical programming, fans will be able to book appointments with more than 60 tattoo artists and benefit from free tours of the famous Ohio State Reformatory prison.

On site there will also be gourmet food, a wide selection of beverages, camping and the return of the award-winning Haunted House Escape From Blood Prison ( attraction, as well as activations fan favorite festivals.

New for 2022, Inkcarceration campers will be able to enjoy live music, drinks and late night dining from Thursday July 14th through Saturday July 16th in an all new indoor-outdoor camp lounge and stage.

The Thursday night pre-party will be from 8-11 p.m. with Rock Capitol Live Band Karaoke and a special performance by Inimical Drive as well as a special screening of the hit movie The Shawshank Redemption (filmed at the Ohio State Reformatory).

The Friday and Saturday night camping experiences will take place from 11:30 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. with performances by Paul Bartolome, City Of The Weak, 5 Fifteen, Our Sorrows, Purge The Heretics and Alex Embler.

The historic building and grounds of the Ohio State Reformatory provide the perfect setting for Inkcarceration. This massive and impressive place, with beautiful Romanesque architecture, is recognized not only as one of the most haunted reformatories in the country, but also as a filming location for several Hollywood films.

The Reformatory has a long documented history of paranormal activity and is a prime location for genuine paranormal enthusiasts.

During Inkcarceration, the Ohio State Reformatory ( will be open for free self-guided tours for festival attendees from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visitors are invited to walk through history and discover relics of past prisons at the Ohio Statewide Corrections Museum.

Visit filming locations made famous by the most beloved film of all time, The Shawshank Redemption. See the “hole” where Andy spent time in solitary confinement, stand on the yellow line where the “new fish” stood, look through the sewer tunnel Andy crawled through to break free, and watch through the hole in the wall just like Warden Norton did when he discovered him in Andy’s cell.

Explore the living quarters where the Warden, Deputy Warden, and Chaplain raised their families in the same facility that housed up to 3,400 Ohio criminals.

Inkcarceration will also include a special Escape From Blood Prison Haunted House engagement, the only haunted hellscape in a real prison, and an annual Halloween event held in the old prison. Blood’s prison at Inkcarceration will be open from noon to 5 p.m. daily.

Visitors to Blood Prison can tour the living quarters of The Warden’s Widow and the basement of this highly haunted prison. Tickets for both attractions will be available for $15 (cash only).

Fans around the world can also tune into “That Space Zebra Show” hosted on DWPresents’ Twitch channel ( throughout Inkcarceration weekend for an immersive experience. behind the scenes every day of the festival, featuring artist interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes action.

The behind-the-scenes experience will be hosted by cast members from “That Space Zebra Show” and “The Power Hour.” Exact performances and broadcast times will be announced the week of the festival.

Musically Fed will be present at Inkcarceration. Since 2016, the Phoenix-based nonprofit has been mobilizing the music industry in the fight against hunger by working with artists, promoters, management and venues to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed veterans, the homeless and food insecure. at national scale.

To date, they have reused nearly 400,000 meals. At this year’s Inkcarceration festival, they will save unused artist and staff catering, as well as excess locker room, to provide much-needed meals to area nonprofits.

“We are grateful and thrilled to be partnering with Danny Wimmer Presents and Inkcarceration to support their sustainability efforts and help address food insecurity in the community,” Musically Fed Founder Maria Brunner said.

Musically Fed identifies opportunities, procures resources, and coordinates all aspects of food handling, transportation, and distribution, making it easy for promoters and artists to leave every city they visit with lasting positive impact.

When COVID ended the live music and event economy in 2020, Musically Fed shifted its mission to creating drive-thru distribution events in eight major cities that provided more than 150,000 meals to workers in difficulty and their families. Learn more at

Inkcarceration 2022 partners include TickPick, Anheuser-Busch, Monaco Cocktails, US Army, Bulleit, Middle West Spirits, Ohio Lottery, RV Wholesalers, Vapor Station, Revolver, Inked Mag, Mortus Viventi, Hellflower Soap Co., The Pretty Cult , Rock Me Up, Silver City Mugs, Slrrrp Shots, Blackcraft, RonzWorld, Acathla Apparel, Galaxy Glass, Plank Eyewear, The Collective Coven, Queen Bee and Parlor Root Beer.

Inkcarceration thanks nonprofit partners FXCK Cancer, Musically Fed, Save22, Take Me Home, and To Write Love on Her Arms.

Returning for its fourth year after launching in 2018, Inkcarceration nearly tripled attendance from its inaugural year in 2019, attracting 45,000 fans from nearly all 50 states, and had a record crowd of 75,000 sold out in 2021 after changing the layout of the event to allow for greater capacity.

Inkcarceration has received the Mansfield Tourism Excellence Award and has been recognized by the United States House of Representatives, Ohio Senate, Ohio State Representatives, and Proclamation of Congress.

Inkcarceration is co-produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of America’s largest independent destination music festival producers, and Daniel Janssen, one of the founders and CEO of Inkcarceration Festival.

COVID-19 policies for Inkcarceration will not require attendees to be masked, vaccinated, or tested to attend Inkcarceration.

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