The Ohio State Reformatory will host the annual INKcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival on July 14-16, with headliners including Slipknot, Pantera, and Limp Bizkit.

Megadeth, Lamb of God, Bush, and Flyleaf with Lacey Sturm are just a few of the other hard rock/metal big hitters who will be performing during the course of the three-day event.

On the opening night of the event, Fred Durst and his band Limp Bizkit will perform as the main attraction. ‘Nookie’ is the band’s signature song and their biggest commercial success to date.

Phil Anselmo (vocals), Rex Brown (bass), Zakk Wylde (guitar), and Charlie Benante (drums) have reformed as Pantera for a handful of shows in 2023. (drums).

After guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul, the Abbott brothers, passed away, the band has reunited and will be the headliners on the second night.

After appearing as one of the headliners at INKcarceration in 2021, Slipknot will return to headline the last night this time around.

The ancient OSR grounds will also feature over sixty-five tattoo artists and terrifying attractions.

The event is the latest in a long line of collaborations between INKcarceration and America’s greatest independent festival producer, Danny Wimmer Presents.


Fans turned out in record numbers for both INKcarceration 2022 and INKcarceration 2021.
Within weeks of the festival announcements for 2021 and 2022, tickets sold out, resulting in record-breaking crowds of over 75,000 people each year. Fans who want to guarantee themselves a seat in the 2023 show are urged to purchase now.

Dan Janssen, INKcarceration’s general manager and co-creator, said, “We’re celebrating the fifth anniversary with a terrific lineup representing each year of INKcarceration, as well as over 50 bands who are new to the festival.” This year is all about giving our loyal fans an unforgettable show, and we look forward to sharing our joy with them in July.

Singer and former Big Brother houseguest Jenncity will host nightly tattoo contests. Tattoo artists Mat Helton, Caleb Neff, and Brian Adamson will serve as judges.

This weekend, visitors can take free tours of the infamous Ohio State Reformatory. In addition to the award-winning haunted house attraction Blood Prison, there will be a broad variety of food and drinks available for purchase, as well as camping and other activities, all available on site.

A pass to INKcarceration 2023 is currently on sale, with deposits as low as $10.
Tickets to INKcarceration are already on sale, with single-day general admission tickets starting at just $10 and weekend general admission and VIP passes starting at just $20. VIP passes for the weekend or individual days are available, but only in extremely few numbers. The early bird pre-sale sold out quickly, so fans who want to attend the festival should obtain tickets as soon as possible.

Military members can get one of a limited number of discounted tickets through GovX right now. Packages for a weekend in the great outdoors are available for those travelling by vehicle, tent, or RV. The standard weekend camping package for a tent sleeps two people in a 500 square foot space and provides them with access to a hydration station, showers, and restrooms, as well as dedicated shuttles to and from the festival, as well as re-entry via the camping shuttles at any time during the festival.

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