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Metallica Announces Lineup for 2nd Annual Orion Music + More Festival at Belle Isle in Detroit June 8 & 9

Metallica To Headline with

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar 

 

James and Metallica performing The Black Album - Sunday, June 24, 2012 ~ Orion Stage. Photo by Cambria Harkey, courtesy of facebook.com/orionmusicmore

James and Metallica performing The Black Album – Sunday, June 24, 2012 ~ Orion Stage. Photo by Cambria Harkey, courtesy of facebook.com/orionmusicmore

Metallica, in conjunction with their friends C3 Presents, are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival, to be held at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI on June 8 and 9.   Headliners will include Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar, while the festival will also feature amazing acts including Gogol Bordello, Foals, Tomahawk, The Joy Formidable, Death Grips and local Detroit bands The Dirtbombs, Death and Battlecross.

“Last year’s Orion Music + More Festival was hands down the highlight of the Metallica calendar. A great time was had by all, especially the band members,” said Lars Ulrich. “The fact that it also resonated with enough of our fans and friends that it warrants another go-around in ’13 is beyond exciting. I can think of no better place than the Motor City, with its rich and diverse history of music, for the second ride on our Orion festival train. Bring it the fuck on!”

2012 Car Show ~ photo courtesy of orionmusicandmore.com/carshow

2012 Car Show ~ photo courtesy of orionmusicandmore.com/carshow

Orion Music + More will feature more than 30 bands across 5 live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica’s band members many personal interests.  Detroit will see the return of James Hetfield’s Custom Car & Motorcycle Show, Kirk Hammett’s Crypt, Lars Ulrich’s Hit the Lights Film Tent and Robert Trujillo’s Vans Vert Ramp alongside the Metallica Museum and many other fan favorite attractions. 

The inaugural Orion Music + More was held in 2012 in Atlantic City, NJ with headliners Metallica, Arctic Monkeys and Avenged Sevenfold.  The 2-day festival was met with praise from both fans and critics alike:  “Orion Music and More Fest was curated to be a tremendously fan-friendly experience,” said Rolling StoneThe Village Voice added, “…the way that the band left its stamp on all aspects of the festival (particular the big-tent aspect of the musical lineup) gave it a charge of intimacy and care that was much more present than at other multi-band, multi-day extravaganzas I’ve attended in recent years.

  

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ORION MUSIC + MORE FESTIVAL 2013 LINEUP

Metallica

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Rise Against

Deftones

Bassnectar

Dropkick Murphys

Gogol Bordello

FLAG

Silversun Pickups

Foals

Tomahawk

Destroid (Excision + KJ Sawka + Downlink)

The Joy Formidable

Datsik

Borgore

Japandroids

Dillon Francis

Adventure Club

12th Planet

Death Grips

The Dillinger Escape Plan

Dirtyphonics

The Dirtbombs

Death

Fu Manchu

The Bronx

FIDLAR

All Shall Perish

The Orwells

Battlecross

Cauldron

TICKETS

The Metallica Met Club fan club presale starts February 26th at 10am (Eastern) and runs through February 28th at 10pm (Eastern).  Met Club members get first dibs on buying festival tickets with a couple of options to choose from:

 

          A Super Special Price at $125 including all fees for a 2-Day Pass OR

-           The MET CLUB ULTRA 2-DAY PASS, which includes Front of Stage Viewing for Metallica’s set, Exclusive Ultra Lounge Access & More for $225 including all fees!

Orion Music + More E-list members will get a chance to purchase $150 2-Day Passes before they go on sale to the public.  This presale starts February 27 at 10am (Eastern) and runs through February 28th at 10pm (Eastern).

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on March 1 at 10am (Eastern) for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees.  Visit www.orionmusicandmore.com to buy tickets.

 

Watch the Festival’s video HERE!  

Stay tuned for additional Orion Music + More announcements! 

More About Metallica

Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored almost a dozen multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the best-selling album in history of Soundscan, scanning over 16 million albums in the United States alone, and nearly 30death mag million worldwide.  In October 2008, their album, Death Magnetic, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and in 27 additional countries around the world.  Metallica have garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy® Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards.  They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.  In December 2011, Metallica celebrated its 30th anniversary, performing four shows at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA, exclusively for members of their fan club, the Metallica Club.  In 2012, they announced the launch of Orion Music+More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band.  This past summer, Metallica unveiled a brand new stage in Mexico City that featured iconic elements that spanned its 30-year career.  They played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City.   Later that month the band performed four shows on the same stage in Canada, two in Edmonton and two in Vancouver, during which they shot their upcoming Nimród Antal directed 3D feature film, Through the Never, which will be released on August 9, 2013.

More About C3 Presents 

C3 Presents creates, books, markets and produces live experiences, concerts, events, and just about anything that makes people stand up and cheer. C3 produces the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza in Chicago.  Along with these multi-day, multi-stage festivals, C3 books and promotes more than 1,000 concerts in arenas, theaters, casinos, and clubs across the US. In 2011, C3 was the number three promoter by sales in the US, and the number seven worldwide. In addition to event creation and booking, C3 manages the careers of select artists.

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One Comment

  1. Have not seem Metallica in 10 years. I have 300 help…..