The festival returns to the Ohio State Reformatory in July

Shinedown live 2022 tour
Shinedown [The Rock Revival]

This summer, Inkcarceration Festival returns to the Ohio State Reformatory. The 2024 lineup includes headliners Breaking Benjamin, Godsmack and Shinedown. Other featured acts include The Offspring, Bad Omens, Halestorm, Chevelle, Parkway Drive, I Prevail, and more. See the full lineup below.

“We are currently in the studio working on new music for Shinedown No.8,” Shinedown frontman Brent Smith confirmed. “We will only be playing a select amount of live shows this year, but when the opportunity came to us to headline this year’s Inkcarceration, and support DWP, there was no hesitation whatsoever. We are so honored to be a part of this incredible show, and to share the stage with such extraordinary artists, and the greatest fans in the world. Let’s go!”

“Inkcarceration was built on the foundation of community and passion.” says Dan Janssen, Co-Founder and GM of Inkcarceration, “We wanted to create a home for those who love all things rock, metal, and body art, and as we head into our sixth year celebrating three consecutive sold-out events, we’ve accomplished just that. We are expecting another sell-out year, let the countdown to INK 2024 begin!”

Weekend General Admission and VIP passes, as well as Single Day GA and VIP passes are on sale now starting at $10 down on layaway. Weekend GA passes start at $199.99 plus fees, Weekend VIP start at $479.99 plus fees (with a very limited number remaining), Single Day GA start at $99.00 plus fees.

Inkcarceration passes have sold out well in advance the past three years and early bird pass sales for 2024 have been record-breaking, so fans are encouraged to buy early to reserve their spot for the popular destination event that draws fans from every state and many countries around the world.

Fans looking for a full rock experience in Ohio can purchase the special SONINK pass which includes General Admission passes to both Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH (May 16-19) and Inkcarceration for seven nights of unforgettable music and memories. SONINK is available for $399.99 plus fees.

For a fully immersive weekend experience, fans are encouraged to explore the INK camping options, which include access to the Thursday Night Campground Party in the campgrounds (only available to campers). Weekend Camping Packages are available for both Car + Tent and RVs. Admission to the festival is not included in Weekend Camping Packages and must be purchased separately. Hotel packages bundling hotel nights and festival passes are also available.

Breaking Benjamin
Breaking Benjamin [The Rock Revival]

In 2023, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival brought together 75,000 music fans over three days, and it’s estimated that upwards of $10 million was invested back into the local economy of Ohio’s Richland County, with more than 40% of festival goers hailing from outside the state of Ohio. Inkcarceration is co-produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America, and Reinkcarceration LLC, a partnership that formed with the original founders of INK in 2021.

In March, Breaking Benjamin and Daughtry are mounting a tour across the United States. The hard rock mainstays will hit the road starting March 21 at the Wind Creek Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the trek will run through April 24, wrapping up at the Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater in Lampe, Missouri. Very special guests for the run will be Catch Your Breath.

The band recently wrapped up an intimate acoustic tour. The exclusive run of shows began on January 12 at The Norva in Norfolk, Virginia and wraps up on January 27 at the Beau Rivage Theatre in Biloxi, Mississippi. The trek saw the band performing special unplugged shows, with an opening solo set from guitarist Keith Wallen.

Breaking Benjamin released their last studio effort Ember back in 2018. The album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and landed at No. 1 on Top Alternative, Hard Rock, Rock, and Digital Albums charts. In 2020, they releases the compilation album, Aurora, which featured one new track, “Far Away.”

Godsmack are also set to launch an acoustic run soon. The Vibes Tour kicks off on February 15 at Hard Rock Live in Tulsa, Oklahoma and wraps up on May 5 in at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Very special guest for all shows will be Danish singer-songwriter Bastian da Cruz.

In addition to their acoustic tour dates, Godsmack will be performing a full electric set when the headline Arizona Bike Week on April 6, 2024 in Scottsdale.

In 2004, Godsmack released an acoustic EP, The Other Side (Universal/Republic). It was produced by Dave Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Stone Sour), who previously worked with the band on their 2003 hit record, Faceless. The album featured acoustic renditions of previously released songs, as well as three new tracks – “Running Blind,” “Touché,” and “Voices.” The gold-certified EP peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, with “Running Blind” and “Touché” each scoring the band a Top 10 Mainstream Rock hit. Former Godsmack guitarist Lee Richards performs on “Touché.”

Godsmack live 2023
Godsmack [The Rock Revival]

Godsmack are currently celebrating the 25th anniversary of their seminal self-titled debut album. their seminal debut album the vinyl treatment for its 25th anniversary. The band is reissuing the multi-platinum record on a special limited edition 2-LP orange vinyl, which comes with an exclusive 12″x12″ lithograph. Additionally, a standard black vinyl version is available. The band has also curated a special merchandise line surrounding the album, which includes a t-shirt, hoodie, tote bag, and exclusive foil poster.

Godsmack released their eighth studio album Lighting Up the Sky on February 24 via BMG. The record hit No. 19 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart. It is be available on CD, standard black vinyl, and limited edition blue vinyl. Fans can also purchase the album digitally.

Shinedown’s acclaimed seventh studio album Planet Zero, produced by the band’s bassist Eric Bass, arrived last July. The album debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart and the Official UK Albums Chart, and at #1 on six other Billboard charts including Top Album Sales, Rock, Hard Rock, and Alternative Albums Charts. The band as been touring hard in support of the record, with live shows that feature the biggest production of their career.

All festival passes, hotel packages, camping and parking passes can be purchased HERE