One of summer’s most unique and anticipated festivals is back for it’s biggest year yet in 2023. Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival is returning July 14th-16th and will feature an incredible run of headliners in Slipknot, Pantera, and Limp Bizkit.
Returning to the historic grounds of the Ohio State Reformatory (made famous by The Shawshank Redemption), the lineup will be rounded out by bands like Megadeth, Volbeat, Lamb of God, Bush, In This Moment, Motionless In White, Underoath, Flyleaf with Lacey Sturm, and many more.
Additionally, as usual with Inkcarceration, there will be more than 65 tattoo artists on site and haunted attractions.
“We’re celebrating our 5th anniversary with a killer lineup representing each year of Inkcarceration, as well as over 50 bands who are new to the festival,” says Dan Janssen, General Manager and Co-Creator of Inkcarceration. “This year is all about serving an incredible experience to our fans that show up for us year after year, and we can’t wait to celebrate together with them in July!”
The full lineup for Inkcarceration can be seen below.
Passes for both 2021 and 2022 sold out within weeks of the festival announcements, leading to record-breaking crowds of over 75,000 people each year. Fans are encouraged to buy early for 2023 to reserve their spot.
Nightly tattoo competitions will be hosted by musician and Big Brother alum Jenncity and judges will be tattoo artists Caleb Neff, Brian Adamson and Mat Helton. Complimentary tours of the famous Ohio State Reformatory prison will be held all weekend. Onsite, there will also be gourmet food, a wide selection of beverages, camping and the return of the award-winning Haunted House attraction Blood Prison for additional purchase.
Single day, weekend general admission and VIP passes for Inkcarceration are on sale now, starting as low as $10 down. Weekend and single day VIP passes are available in extremely limited quantities. Many fans purchased early during the festival’s early bird pre-sale, so festival goers are encouraged to buy now to guarantee access. A limited number of specially priced passes for military personnel are on sale now via GovX.
Weekend Camping Packages are available for both Car + Tent and RVs. General Weekend Tent Camping includes 500 square feet of space for two people, with breakfast, lunch and drinks available for purchase, dedicated shuttles to and from the festival, re-entry during the festival via the camping shuttles, access to Camping Hydration Station, and access to showers and restrooms. General Weekend RV Camping includes the same amenities as Tent Camping. RV sites with hookups for electric and water are also available for purchase. All Thursday – Monday campers will have exclusive access to a Thursday Night Campground Party. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately.
Hotel packages, bundling hotel nights and festival passes into one purchase, are also available. All festival passes, including Hotel Packages and Camping, may be purchased at here.
Friday, July 14: Limp Bizkit, Volbeat, Highly Suspect, Coal Chamber, Hatebreed, P.O.D., Slaughter To Prevail, We Came As Romans, Fit For A King, Chelsea Grin, Kublai Khan TX, Vended, Mothica, A Killer’s Confession, Thousand Below, Fox Lake, Violent New Breed, Dark Signal, Lonewolf, Sid Stratton, Southbound Beretta, Bittersweet Revenge
Saturday, July 15: Pantera, Lamb Of God, In This Moment, Motionless In White, Underoath, The Ghost Inside, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Mushroomhead, Fire From The Gods, The Violent, Varials, Woe Is Me, Like Moths To Flames, Uncured, Heartsick, Asava, Set For Tomorrow, Fight From Within, Half Heard Voices, Harmless Habit, Ghostatic
Sunday, July 16: Slipknot, Megadeth, Bush, Flyleaf with Lacey Sturm, Asking Alexandria, Wage War, GWAR, Crown The Empire, 10 Years, Fame On Fire, Dayseeker, Gideon, Eva Under Fire, Slay Squad, Last Of Our Kind, Clifford, Nerv, Scarlett O’Hara, More Than Never, Traverse The Abyss, Frayle, God Of Nothing, Darkhorse Saloon