INKcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival returning next weekend with ‘biggest lineup’ yet

A representative for this year’s INKcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival calls this year’s lineup “the biggest we’ve had.”

Limp Bizkit, Pantera and Slipknot will be the headliners of this year’s event, which takes place July 14-16 at the Ohio State Reformatory.

“This will be the third year in a row of selling out,” said Chamie McCurry, chief marketing officer for Danny Wimmer Presents. “We have some bands that the fans are really, really excited to see.”

She said only a “very limited” number of tickets remain for the festival, which draws 25,000 visitors a day.

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In addition to the all-star hard rock and metal lineup, fans can enjoy more than 65 tattoo artists and haunted attractions at the historic grounds of the old Reformatory.

“Tattoo artists are coming from all over the country. They book up very quickly,” McCurry said. “That’s what makes the festival special.”

Nightly tattoo competitions will be hosted by musician and “Big Brother” alum Jenncity. Judges will include tattoo artists Caleb Neff, Brian Adamson and Mat Helton.

Campers will have exclusive access to certain entertainment and amenities in the new indoor-outdoor Parole in the Campgrounds lounge and stage.

Festival attendees also can go through Escape from Blood Prison, the only haunted attraction in a real prison and a yearly Halloween event at the old Reformatory.

OSR will be open for free, self-guided tours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. INKcarceration also will offer a variety of food and beverage options at the Commissary.

McCurry referred people to for more information.

“We definitely would hope for all of our fans to check out our website,” she said. “We want our fans to come prepared, to know what they can and can’t bring into the festival.”

Danny Wimmer Presents is America’s largest independent festival producer. Plans already are underway for INKcarceration 2024.

“Our talent team works around the year,” McCurry said. “We already have offers out for next year. We always want to be bigger and better.”

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