Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival will return to the Ohio State Reformatory in 2022 with a lineup headed by Korn, Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, and more. The annual heavy metal festival will take place in Mansfield, OH July 15th–17th at the filming site of The Shawshank Redemption.
The festival’s opening day will see performances by Korn, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, I Prevail, Sleeping With Sirens, Code Orange, Lacuna Coil, From Ashes To New, Born of Osiris, DED, Oxymorrons, Spoken, and more. Inkcarceration will continue on Saturday with Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Falling In Reverse, Black Label Society, Theory Of A Deadman, Avatar, Spiritbox, Saint Asonia, Ayron Jones, Volumes, Solence, Siiickbrain, If I Die First, Widow7, and more. Finally, Sunday will close out with Disturbed, Lamb Of God, Seether, Black Veil Brides, Jelly Roll, Nothing More, 10 Years, Sick Puppies, John 5, Butcher Babies, Fire From The Gods, Veil of Maya, Gemini Syndrome, and others.
“We are thrilled to be playing on the historic and hallowed grounds of the Ohio State Reformatory for our first Inkcarceration,” David Draiman of Disturbed said. “Ohio, Are You Ready?”
After making its debut in 2018, Inkcarceration has become a central Ohio institution. Last year saw the event chart its biggest gathering yet with over 75,000 attendees. This was made possible by a revamp of the festival grounds, allowing for more fans. Event organizers also partnered with Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest production companies in the United States and the producer of Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, fellow Ohio metal festival Sonic Temple, and more.
“The 2022 edition will be, by far, our most ambitious year yet,” Inkcarceration co-founder Daniel Janssen says. “The partnership with the Danny Wimmer Presents team has really enhanced all aspects of the festival and fan experience. Seeing the excitement this event continues to bring to this state and city of Mansfield, along with the fan support from all over the country, makes me so proud to call Ohio my home.”
In addition to three days of music, Inkcarceration attendees will have access to a consortium of the tattoo industry. The tattoo convention allows fans to book onsite appointments with over 30 artists and shops. Nightly tattoo competitions will be judged by musician Jenncity, actor Robert LaSardo, and tattooist Caleb Neff. Tours of the historic Ohio State Reformatory are also included with the price of admission.
Tickets for Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival 2022 are on sale now. Scroll down to see the lineup and promotional video, with one more major artist to be announced.
Inkcarceration Festival 2022 Lineup Announced