Multi-day tattoo, music festival gearing up for July event at OSR

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MANSFIELD — The Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival has announced this year’s line-up.

The three-day event is July 12-14 at the Ohio State Reformatory in Manfield. Headliners include Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch. The growing party will feature more than 30 bands on two outdoor stages, 70 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks and for the first time, the haunted house attraction, Escape from Blood Prison!

Others expected to play include: +Live+, Taking Back Sunday, Seether, Skillet, I Prevail, Starset, Red Sun Rising, Motionless in White, Fozzy, Buckcherry, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Andrew W.K., P.O.D., Stabbing Westward, Light the Torch, From Ashes to New, Smile Empty Soul, Eyes Set To Kill, Awake at Last, The Funeral Portait, Kerbera, Raven Black, Beyond Unbroken, Rivals, Impending Lies and The Everyday Losers, plus special performances by The Monster Dolls.

Field, camping and VIP tickets are on sale at

The Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival promoters promise an epic year.

“Building off such a strong inaugural year, we are so stoked to give our fans even more in year two. With Billboard chart-topping bands such as Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch leading the way, tattoo artists from around the globe, and the historic backdrop of the haunted Shawshank Prison, Inkcarceration 2019 will be the don’t miss rock event of the summer in the Midwest!”

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