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Metallica announces Orion Festival lineup

Monday, February 25, 2013 5:49 AM PT


Official press release:

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!"

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 Stone. The Village Voice said "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."

Full lineup:

Metallica
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rise Against
Deftones
Bassnectar
Dropkick Murphys
Gogol Bordello
FLAG
Silversun Pickups
Foals
Tomahawk
Destroid
The Joy Formidable
Datsik
Borgore
Japandroids
Dillon Francis
Adventure Club
12th Planet
Death Grips
Dillinger Escape Plan
Dirtyphonics
The Dirtbombs
Death
Fu Manchu
The Bronx
FIDLAR
All Shall Perish
The Orwells
Battlecross
Cauldron


37 comments


anonymous
2/25/2013 5:54:20 AM
death?

anonymous
2/25/2013 5:55:19 AM
Wheres Lil B The BasedGod ??

anonymous
2/25/2013 5:57:34 AM
GHEEEEEEYYYYYYY

anonymous
2/25/2013 6:00:35 AM
SO EPIC! no...

anonymous
2/25/2013 6:06:45 AM
HOLY SHIT! BATTLECROSS! This band is ON FIRE!!

anonymous
2/25/2013 6:08:28 AM
Death is a funk/rock band.....not the one you know...no troll

anonymous
2/25/2013 6:11:33 AM
Wow, Death is on the bill?? Can't wait to ask Chuck where he has been hiding all of these years. I

anonymous
2/25/2013 6:25:16 AM
C3? Does this mean that Austin gets a Metallica date this summer?

anonymous
2/25/2013 7:07:05 AM
$150 for both days? I'd much rather spend $150 to watch my mother get beatd by a trio of black dudes.

anonymous
2/25/2013 7:07:25 AM
Everyone at this festival will get AIDS.

anonymous
2/25/2013 7:15:50 AM
KWAME GUNNA BE THERE?

anonymous
2/25/2013 7:29:43 AM
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2/25/2013 7:53:21 AM
It could be worse..It could be better.

2/25/2013 7:55:55 AM
Honestly, I'm kind of surprised to see some decent acts on this. Deftones? Tomahawk? Bassnectar? Death? What the fck...I actually want to go to this.

anonymous
2/25/2013 7:56:54 AM
RHCP and Tomahawk on the same bill. That should be interesting. Let's see if the Peppers are still butt hurt and try to get Tomahawk booted off.

anonymous
2/25/2013 8:03:21 AM
Did you say Bassnectar was decent? What the fck is wrong with you? Since when is some tweeny brostep king who presses play on his pre-recorded Ableton mix while pretending to tweak the sound considered talent??

anonymous
2/25/2013 8:09:20 AM
Megadeth is not stoked.

anonymous
2/25/2013 8:12:42 AM
emmure should be on this

2/25/2013 8:16:24 AM
lol...Destroid

bet i know what they sound like...

anonymous
2/25/2013 9:17:11 AM
Lineup actually isn't bad apart from the obligatory fake dubstep crap. Why do promoters assume rock / metal fans have a preference for brostep when utter comes to electronic music, nobody likes that shit

2/25/2013 9:23:15 AM
death grips

awesome

anonymous
2/25/2013 9:34:48 AM
i want to go to this. this would be fun. wish they had a west coast date of it

anonymous
2/25/2013 9:37:41 AM
The Detroit proto-punk Death is awesome.

2/25/2013 9:58:57 AM
Master of Profits

2/25/2013 10:33:16 AM
How the fck did death grips end up on this?

anonymous
2/25/2013 10:55:15 AM
We Came On Romans should be on this.

2/25/2013 11:07:49 AM
PainINtheTIGHTpants1 hour ago
Master of Profits

LOL

anonymous
2/25/2013 11:32:15 AM
Dads are stoked

2/25/2013 11:53:50 AM
Why the fck is Bassnectar headlining at a Metallica festival? I blame Lars Ulrich. Greedy douche is just trying to make his stacks bigger. This is stupid.

anonymous
2/25/2013 12:17:02 PM
shawn whitaker is a druggy piece of shit user backstabbing gay, fck you shawn whitaker take that lil b shit and shove it up your crackhead white ass you shit disgrace to fcking metal

2/25/2013 1:49:47 PM
fck all of you dumbass lambgoaters I will for sure be attending this!

anonymous
2/25/2013 9:33:28 PM
This lame line up isn't worth $70 a ticket! Metallica and the rhcp gays on the same bill....what a joke! Now I'll have more money to blow on fireworks for the 4th!

2/25/2013 10:56:24 PM
Dubstep is badass bro. I'm not trollin. Bassnecter sucks but Borgore and Datsik are good. Aside from that fck those ticket prices just to see Deftones and ASP. suckfest

anonymous
2/26/2013 6:57:17 AM
bassnectar...? like no troll..?

2/26/2013 8:56:09 AM
DEATH from Detroit is actually really good
http://en.wikipedia.org/wi ki/Death_(protopunk_band)

anonymous
2/26/2013 10:10:21 AM
the line-up kinda sucks.

anonymous
3/2/2013 2:23:44 PM
Anthony Kiedis and Mike Patton on the same bill? Wow, music officially sucks.