Fans were given a sneak peek of the kind spectacle that was in store for the 2021 installment of the Inkcarceration Music and tattoo Festival set for September 10-12th when Mudvayne confirmed their reunion after 12 long years and set the festival as one of four exclusive performances on the year.
Now, the full line-up for the congregation of counter culture has arrived and it has immediately become the hottest ticket for 2021. Headlining the three-day event is none other than the masked nine of Slipknot, who will resume the interrupted trek they began in support of their sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, before being forced to halt their tour due to Covid restrictions and a global shutdown.
Anchoring the three-night spectacular are headlining sets from Slipknot on September 10th, Mudvayne holding down Saturday September 11th, and closing out the festival on Sunday is the one and only Rob Zombie – completing what will certainly be one of the genre’s biggest events after a historic drought.
The complete line up for each day can be found below.
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
In addition to three days of thee best in heavy music, the festival will also feature a curated line up of some 75 of the world’s most revered tattooers from an international pool of talent. Attendees will get the chance to get tattooed while taking in the festival in the ultimate convergence of cultures. Among the respected destinations participating in the tattoo portion of the festival include, Rich Gallery, Black Label Custom Tattooing, Primitive Addiction Tattoo Studio, Kit Marlow Ink, 1st Order Tattoo, Tommy Gunns Tattoo, Wave’s Radditattoo Me Tattoo & Repair, Denver Ink, Envious Ink, American Crow, Paragon Tattoo, Straight Eight Tattoos, Only Forever Art Studio, Ventura Tattoo, N8V Ink, Bad Boy Tattoo, Gulf Coast Ink Studio 251, Ink Slingas, Jammer Joint Tattoo, Casually Tragick, Custom Tattoo, Artful Impressions, Bareknuckle Tattoo, Silver Fox Tattoo, Eve’s Ink Tattoo and Permanent Makeup, Imperial Tattoos, Aisle 9 Tattoo, Touch of Grey Tattoo Studio and Iron Rose Tattoo.
Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival takes place on the hallowed grounds of the Ohio State Reformatory’s historic building. The sprawling space has become infamous for it’s lore as one of the most haunted reformatories in the country. The location is best known as the setting for the 1994 film, The Shawshank Redemption.
Clown from Slipknot weighed in on the announcement, “After 20+ years on the road, it’s always wonderful to experience new things. We are excited to be a part of Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival. It will be great to get back out there and be with our family again. Stay safe and see you soon.”
Festival producer and heavy music authority Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, discussed the new partnership with the creators of Inkcarceration, “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. 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.”
Tickets to the 2021 installment of Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival can be purchased – HERE