Orion Music Festival Heads to Detroit With Metallica, Chili Peppers
For the second year, Metallica will headline the rock-heavy Orion Music Festival, to be held June 8 and 9 at Belle Isle in Detroit. Other lead acts include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar.
Dubbed the Orion Music + More Festival by C3 Presents, the event will feature more than 30 bands across 5 stages and and Metallica-curated elements throughout Belle Isle, including 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.
Ulrich said in a statement that last year's Orion, held in Atlantic City, left a good taste in their mouths.
"The fact that it also resonated with enough of our fans and friends that it warrants another go-around in '13 is beyond exciting," he said. "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!"
Other acts on the bill include Dropkick Murphys, Silversun Pickups, the Joy Formidable, Datsik, Japandroids and Death Grips.
Tickets go on sale March 1 on the event's website for $150 for a 2-Day Pass.
ORION MUSIC + MORE FESTIVAL 2013 LINEUP
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Destroid (Excision + KJ Sawka + Downlink)
The Joy Formidable
The Dillinger Escape Plan
All Shall Perish