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Inkcarceration Festival 2020 Update

This year’s Inkcarceration Festival, originally scheduled for July 10 through 12, 2020 at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH has been canceled.

The cancellation comes with this statement from the festival organizers:

“It is with extremely sad hearts that we must announce the cancellation of Inkcarceration Festival 2020. We’re sure this doesn’t come as a major surprise given the number of festivals and concerts our industry has already lost and will continue to lose this year.

Let us be clear, this is heartbreaking for us. Ohio is our home and this festival means so much to us and we know it means a lot to you, as well. We held out as long as we could and worked extremely hard to find a way to make Inkcarceration happen this year - including exploring the possibility of a fall festival - but with the uncertainty of COVID-19, we must put the safety of fans, workers, and bands first and follow the advice of health officials.

Rest assured that festivals WILL come back and Inkcarceration isn’t going anywhere. Mark your calendars for our return on July 16, 17 & 18 in 2021! We will be getting to work right away to provide you all with the best Inkcarceration Festival yet. Thanks for your support and we can’t wait to see you all at a much-needed INK family meeting next July!”

For all ticket refund options, you can visit the Inkcarceration website. An email was also said to have been sent out to all ticket purchasers on Monday, May 4, 2020.

This year’s Inkcarceration was scheduled to include 40 bands on two outdoors stages, 60 tattoo artists, reformatory tours and much more. Used as the location for the filming of Shawshank Redemption and rumored to be haunted, this massive building that holds a tremendous amount of history has been the location for one of the most unique and exciting rock and tattoo festivals we have come across. Last year, Inkcarceration nearly tripled the inaugural year’s attendance numbers, drawing 45,000 fans from nearly all 50 states and worldwide.

For more information, visit www.inkcarceration.com.