Limp Bizkit, Weezer and Blink-182 to Headline Third Annual Inkcarceration Festival at Ohio's 'Shawshank' Prison in July

The fest returns to Mansfield, Ohio (between Columbus and Cleveland) July 10, 11, and 12

click to enlarge Fred Durst and Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit - PHOTO: QUINTIN SOLOVIEV (CC-BY-4.0)
Photo: Quintin Soloviev (CC-by-4.0)
Fred Durst and Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit

Yesterday, promoters of Inkcarceration, the annual metal festival that takes place at the Ohio State Reformatory that’s also known as the Shawshank prison in Mansfield, Ohio (between Columbus and Cleveland) on July 10, 11, and 12, announced that Limp Bizkit, Weezer and Blink 182 will headline the third iteration of the festival.

“We are extremely humbled by the support the fans put behind this festival in 2019 and wanted to bring them something even bigger in 2020,” the production team says in a statement. “For year three, we put together an extremely eclectic lineup that brings together all forms of rock. This festival is becoming known as the most unique event in the country, so we wanted to construct a lineup as unique as the venue itself! And, of course, it's still the only rock festival held at a famous haunted prison! Expect lots of site upgrades from VIP to camping. We can't wait for everyone to see what we have in store!”

The festival will feature more than 40 bands on two outdoors stages, and 60 tattoo artists will be on hand as well. There will be reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, camping and the return of the popular haunted house attraction Escape from Blood Prison.

Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Falling in Reverse, Candlebox, Badflower, Atreyu, Static-X , Puddle of Mudd, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came as Romans, the Devil Wears Prada, Emmure, Attila, Stick to Your Guns, New Years Day, Escape the Fate, Cold, Carnifex, The Aquadolls, Band-Maid, Stitched Up Heart, September Mourning, Damn Nation, Paralandra, Along Came a Spider, A Killers Confession, MissYou, Sink the Ship, Dread Engine, Mollo Rilla and Cincinnati's own Saving Escape are all slated to perform as well.

Tickets are on sale now.

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