With more and more everyday people getting the COVID-19 vaccine, music festivals are once more becoming a reality once more. Now, one of rock’s biggest American fests, Danny Wimmer’s Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, has announced its dates and line-up for 2021, and man, they aren’t pulling any punches.
This year’s three-day Inkcarceration Festival will go down September 10th through 12th at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. Each night of the fest promises a pretty epic headliner: Friday night will close with Slipknot, Saturday will close with the newly-reunited Mudvayne, and Sunday night ends with Rob Zombie.
“We know firsthand what it’s like to grow a high concept festival from scratch, and the challenge of taking a great event to the next level,” says Wimmer. “It always starts with the music, but you also need to create a great experience. We’ve been so impressed with Inkcarceration, and how quickly it became a must-see show on the festival calendar. Tattoos are such a central part of the rock n’ roll lifestyle – something that fans are always talking about on our own socials – and it’s such a unique location. I’ve toured the Ohio State Reformatory, and it’s an experience you don’t want to miss. DWP is excited to have the opportunity to bring Inkcarceration to that next level.”
Here’s the full line-up of each day of the festival:
Friday, September 10: Slipknot, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Steel Panther, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Badflower, Escape The Fate, New Years Day, Local H, Currents, Spite, Reach NYC, Damn Nation, Mollo Rilla, To Us Below, Dead Bundy, Berklee College of Music, Paul Bartolome
Saturday, September 11: Mudvayne, A Day To Remember, Chevelle, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, August Burns Red, Crown The Empire, Bad Omens, Fame on Fire, Diamante, Saul, September Mourning, Dead Girls Academy, Along Came A Spider, Sink the Ship, Eclipsica, Ghosts Of The Sun, Dead Engine, Atimera
Sunday, September 12: Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Fever 333, All That Remains, The Devil Wears Prada, Wage War, Attila, Fire From The Gods, Cory Marks, Stitched Up Heart, A Killer’s Confession, The Convalescence, Silent Theory, The Phoenix Within, Junexa, Saving Escape, Harmless Habit, Amun
Single-day and weekend passes for Inkcarceration are available via the fest’s website.
Words by Chris Krovatin