MANSFIELD — Good news, festival fans.
The lineup for the INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival at the Ohio State Reformatory this summer was released Thursday.
The festival, from July 13 to 15, will include performances from more than 30 bands on two stages, 70 tattoo artist booths, tours of OSR, more than 15 food trucks, vendors and a rock 'n' roll circus sideshow.
"We are very excited to host the 2018 INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival," OSR executive director Paul Smith said in a press release. "They plan to bring next-level entertainment to our venue, and we hope to have a long and prosperous relationship with them that helps benefit and secure the future of our organization, the historic site itself and the community."
Friday's lineup includes Rise Against, A Day to Remember, Of Mice and Men, Lit, Life of Agony and Bad Omens.
Saturday's lineup includes Bush, Our Lady Peace, Living Colour, Fuel, Alien Ant Farm, '68, Through Fire, Akadia and All About A Bubble.
Sunday's lineup includes Black Label Society, Clutch, Hatebreed, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Corrosion of Conformity, Adelitas Way, JennCity, SOiL and Fear the Fallen.
"We just finished our new album, and now it will be fun to get back out and play some shows," Clutch drummer Jean-Paul Gaster said in the press release.
Weekend tickets, which include the concert portion, self-guided prison tours, tattoo festival and circus sideshow, start at $89 per person.
Weekend VIP tickets start at $321 per person and include everything in a weekend ticket plus access to the air-conditioned VIP lounge offering lunch, dinner and a private bar.
Premium VIP tickets start at $1,210.50 per person and include everything in the weekend VIP tickets plus side-stage access for premium viewing of the concert portion, a t-shirt and an exclusive festival laminate, according to the press release.
Single-day ticket and VIP options are coming soon, according to the press release.
RV weekend camping packages are $1,053.50 for four people and include four weekend tickets to the festival and available hookups for water and electric.
Weekend tent camping packages are $803.50 for four people and include four weekend tickets to the festival and a 20-foot-by-20-foot camping space.
All RV and tent camping will be located under five miles from the festival, at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Shuttle service to and from the venue will be available, according to the press release.
"INKCARCERATION brings a powerhouse lineup to the historic Ohio State Reformatory, home of the Shawshank Prison, for a summer weekend festival that's sure to be an amazing experience for the fans and our partner brands," INKCARCERATION marketing lead Susan Fisher said in the press release.
Weekend VIP tickets and RV and camping packages are on sale now. For tickets, visit inkcarceration.com.
Tattoo artists interested in tattooing at the festival can email email@example.com with their name, company name, website and phone number.
INKcarceration LTD and Blueprint/Forward Entertainment are producing the festival. OSR acts only as a rental facility and is not involved in the planning of the events.
Ink in the Clink, which was held at OSR each summer since it first started in 2015, is no longer taking place at the reformatory after OSR officials elected not to renew the contract for 2018, with Smith saying the Ink in the Clink organizers "weren't in line with our goals or our mission at this point."
OSR creative marketing director Dan Smith said in January OSR moved forward with the new festival because OSR staff "definitely knew there was still a market ... that people were still interested in doing that out here, so it was something that we wanted to kind of continue in a different way. "
Ink in the Clink's future remains unclear, as a contract between the festival and the Richland County Fairgrounds was terminated in January and its owners face a lawsuit from a Medina man who says they owe him money he loaned them for the festival.