Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival announces 2022 dates

75K fans converged for sold out 2021 event

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the dates for Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival 2022. The event will be held the weekend of July 15-17, once again returning to the hallowed grounds of the The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH — a site made famous by The Shawshank Redemption. Passes are available now for just $10 down via Ticketmaster.

The news follows the festival setting a new record for the event this past weekend as 75,000 music fans rocked out at the sold out event in Ohio. After originally selling out the event in only three weeks, festival co-producers Danny Wimmer Presents were able to release a limited amount of additional passes to the public to allow in as many fans as possible to attend the anticipated event. More than 95% of festivalgoers arrived with proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test – and others were able to receive convenient rapid testing onsite in order to access the event without delay.

Inkcarceration also marked Danny Wimmer Presents’ return to Ohio, where it also hosts Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival and formerly co-produced Rock On The Range, both held in Columbus.

Inkcarceration featured a massive lineup with some of the biggest names and brightest new stars in rock and metal, including headliners Slipknot, Rob Zombie and Mudvayne (in their first show in over 10 years), as well as A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Halestorm, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Steel Panther, Fever 333, The Hu, Pop Evil and many more.

Other highlights included a rousing set from Slipknot on Friday night, Rob Zombie’s high-octane performance full of hits on Sunday night, the debut of Steel Panther’s new bass player Silky Pocket, a fully instrumental set from Badflower after singer Josh Katz lost his voice but went on with the show and Saving Escape vocalist Kayla Rose offering a moving performance of the National Anthem ahead of Pop Evil’s set on Saturday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.

Many artists also expressed their overwhelming emotion upon returning to a festival stage after two years including Ash Costello from New Year’s Day who was brought to tears after helping get the festivities started on Friday.

In addition to enjoying the diverse music lineup, fans were able to book appointments with more than 50 tattoo artists and participate in nightly tattoo competitions, as well as receive complimentary tours of the famous Ohio State Reformatory prison. There was also a wide selection of gourmet food, a wide selection of beverages, camping and the return of the award-winning Haunted House attraction Escape From Blood Prison.

The Ohio State Reformatory’s historic building and grounds provided a perfect setting for Inkcarceration and attendees were able to take part in self-guided tours. The massive, awe-inspiring locale featuring beautiful Romanesque architecture 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 Reformatory has a long, documented history of paranormal activity and is a premier location for authentic paranormal enthusiasts.

Default image
Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.
Articles: 11266