Shinedown, Godsmack & Breaking Benjamin headline Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival

USA Inkcarceration Festival Ohio 2024 news

One of America’s most unique events, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival returns to historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio for its 6th year, July 19th – 21st with a music lineup packed with top rock acts, more than 115 tattoo artists and haunted attractions.

Following three consecutive years of sellouts, Inkcarceration will feature three stages with three full days of music from bands including headliners SHINEDOWN, GODSMACK and BREAKING BENJAMIN, as well as tons of fan favorites like THE OFFSPRING, BAD OMENS, HALESTORM, PARKWAY DRIVE, I PREVAIL, CHEVELLE, DROPKICK MURPHYS, SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, MACHINE HEAD, SEVENDUST, THE HU and many more. Inkcarceration also marks Chimaira’s first U.S. festival appearance in 14 years, several other reunion & rare performances and will be one of a limited number of Shinedown shows in 2024.


We are currently in the studio working on new music for SHINEDOWN #8. We will only be playing a select amount of live shows this year, but when the opportunity came to us to headline this year’s INKCARCERATION, and support DWP, there was no hesitation whatsoever. We are so honored to be a part of this incredible show, and to share the stage with such extraordinary artists, and the GREATEST fans in the world. LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!

Brent Smith, Shinedown
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Inkcarceration was built on the foundation of community and passion. We wanted to create a home for those who love all things rock, metal, and body art, and as we head into our sixth year celebrating three consecutive sold-out events, we’ve accomplished just that. We are expecting another sell-out year, let the countdown to INK 2024 begin!

Dan Janssen, Co-Founder and GM of Inkcarceration

During the festival, Inkcarceration attendees have the opportunity to get inked at the onsite tattoo convention hosted inside the world-famous historic prison made famous by the film The Shawshank Redemption. In addition, fans can take self-guided tours of the historic and reportedly haunted Ohio State Reformatory for free during INK, and this is the only time outside the Halloween season that the award-winning haunt Blood Prison is open. Blood Prison is available to Inkcarceration pass holders onsite for an additional fee.

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