Limp Bizkit, Weezer + Blink-182 to Headline 2020 Inkcarceration Festival
The Inkcarceration Festival is back for its third year, returning to Mansfield, Ohio's Ohio State Reformatory (aka the Shawshank Prison) and there's a killer lineup coming to rock out. Limp Bizkit, Weezer and Blink-182 will headline the 2020 festival, taking place July 10-12.
There will be more than 40 bands playing the two outdoors stages, while 60 tattoo artists will be on hand to help you with some fresh ink should you choose to add to your body art. The festival will also have tours of the reformatory, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks and the return of the popular haunted house attraction, Escape From Blood Prison.
In addition to the three headliners, the 2020 lineup features a diverse bill that includes Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Falling in Reverse, Candlebox, Badflower, Atreyu, Static-X , Puddle of Mudd, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Emmure, Attila, Stick to Your Guns, New Years Day, Escape the Fate, Cold, Carnifex, The Aquadolls, Band-Maid, Stitched Up Heart, September Mourning, Damn Nation, Paralandra, Along Came a Spider, A Killers Confession, MissYou, Sink the Ship, Dread Engine, Mollo Rilla, Saving Escape and more. Additional bands and the reveal of the participating tattoo artists will be announced soon, so stay tuned.
“We are extremely humbled by the support the fans put behind this festival in 2019 and wanted to bring them something even bigger in 2020,” the Inkcarceration Festival team says. “For year three, we put together an extremely eclectic lineup that brings together all forms of rock. This festival is becoming known as the most unique event in the country, so we wanted to construct a lineup as unique as the venue itself! And, of course, it's still the only rock festival held at a famous haunted prison! Expect lots of site upgrades from VIP to camping. We can't wait for everyone to see what we have in store!”
The historic building and grounds of the Ohio State Reformatory provide a perfectly eerie setting for Inkcarceration. The massive, awe-inspiring locale is recognized not only as one of the most haunted reformatories in the country, but also as the filming location for multiple Hollywood films including the 1994 classic, The Shawshank Redemption.
And just for the festival, it will be a bit of Halloween in July as the Escape From Blood Prison haunted house will be open for festival goers. The annual haunted house typically runs from late September through early November at the Ohio State Reformatory, but will be open all weekend long.
“We here at the Reformatory are thrilled to be the home of the Inkcarceration Festival again for year three,” says Dan Smith, Associate Director, Ohio State Reformatory. “The festival continues to bring some of the best music fans and tattoo enthusiasts from all over the world back to Mansfield! We can’t wait to share what will be the best Inkcarceration Festival yet!”
Tickets for the 2020 Inkcarceration Festival are now available. You can also check into tent and RV camping packages and lodging options. Head to the Inkcarceration Festival website for all questions and details about the 2020 event.
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