INKcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival
For those of you who have been following along, the INKcarceration festival is getting closer and closer. You’ve got six weeks, until July 13-15, to secure your tickets and camping sites for what is shaping up to be the best live music fest of the summer. With bands like Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Bush, Black Label Society, Clutch, Our Lady Peace, Suicidal Tendencies, Fuel, Hatebreed, Sevendust, Living Colour, Of Mice and Men, Corrosion of Conformity, Lit, Life of Agony, Alien Ant Farm, ’68, Soil, Adelitas Way, JennCity, Bad Omens, Fear The Fallen, Akadia, Through Fire, All About A Bubble and a bunch more playing on two stages over the three days, there’s enough with just music to keep you busy the entire time.
The tattoo lineup has been released, and includes nearly seventy (!) artists, both local and of national fame. The shops represented include: Invisible NYC, Drawn to the Surface, Studio Vitruvius, Living Dead Tattoo Co, Twisted Metal, Waves Raditattoo, Pins and Needles, Artful Impressions, Hardcore Ink, Bitter Hearts, Bad Boy Tattoo, Eves Ink, Resurrection Tattoo, Flesh to Fantasy, Bulldog Custom Tattooing, Engine House, H&A Tattoo, Studio 413 Tattoos, Twistyle, Hard Knox, Goodfellaz Ink, The Inkeeper’s Tattoo Parlor, and Blue Byrd Tattoo. The one and only Mistress Juliya will be judging the tattoo competitions alongside Krazy Ken Phillips and Troy Denning.
Ticketing info can be found at the INKcarceration ticketing page and those ticket prices run weekend GA tickets start at $165, single day GA starting at $65, Weekend VIP from $329, single day VIP from $180, single day premium VIP from $389, parking passes from $20, and camping packages from $175. The weekend premium VIP passes sold out early, and I suspect the rest of the tickets will too. So buy your tickets soon, or you’ll be forced to miss out.
Included in the price of your ticket is the opportunity to have a self guided tour of the venue itself – the one and only Historic Ohio State Reformatory, home of the “Shawshank Prison”. Attendees can take part in self-guided reformatory tours, exploring the prison independently at their own pace while learning about the history of the facility and the many unique Hollywood and paranormal connections. And you also get to experience the Hellzapoppin circus sideshow! Hellzapoppin is a world-renowned theatrical rock n’ roll circus stunt-show where some of the most death-defying stunts in live entertainment are performed to a live audience along with emphatic rock music. Spectators will experience one of the world’s last authentic circus sideshows with performances including fire eating, fire breathing, the razor-sharp machete walk, acrobatic stunts, sword swallowing, knife-throwing, and archery using human targets, as well as illusions like the Chinese blade box of death, and human oddities and curiosities. Hellzapoppin has been featured on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, in the Guinness Books of World Records and beyond. Learn more at www.hellzapoppin.com.