In Photos: 2021 Inkcarceration Festival Fueled by Slipknot, Mudvayne, Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Halestorm, and More

The three-day extravaganza too place at the Ohio State Reformatory, best known as the Shawshank Redemption prison

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Mudvayne, Slipknot, Rob Zombie (photos by Amy Harris)

The 2021 Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival took place this past weekend at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. The three-day event was headlined by Slipknot, a reunited Mudvayne, and Rob Zombie.

The Ohio State Reformatory is best known as the Shawshank Redemption prison, providing a macabre setting to the massive rock festival. Mega-promoter Danny Wimmer Presents signed on as a co-producer of Inkcarceration this year, and the sold-out extravaganza featured an overall attendance of 75,000 over the three days.

Slipknot headlined the Friday night (September 10th) bill, with singer Corey Taylor sporting his new mask. The masked metal band’s set was preceded by performances by Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, The Hu, Steel Panther, and more.


Mudvayne’s Saturday night set marked the band’s first show in 12 years, following an extended hiatus. Also on that day’s bill were A Day to Remember, Chevelle, Pop Evil, and more.

And Rob Zombie closed out the festival with his Sunday night gig, ending a day of performances that also featured Halestorm, Beartooth, Motionless in White, Fever 333, Tetrarch, and more.

With the 2021 fest wrapped up, organizers have already announced that the 2022 edition of Inkcarceration will take place July 15th-17th, with tickets already available here.


Until then, check out our exclusive day-by-day photo galleries of Inkcarceration 2021 from our photographer Amy Harris below.

Inkcarceration 2021 Day 1 (Friday) Photos (click to enlarge and scroll through):

Inkcarceration 2021 Day 2 (Saturday) Photos (click to enlarge and scroll through):


Inkcarceration 2021 Day 3 (Sunday) Photos (click to enlarge and scroll through):

All photos by Amy Harris (@thefirst3songs)

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