The anticipated 2013 lineup for Orion Music + More Festival was announced on Feb. 25. Following a much heralded first-year, two-day event that took place in Atlantic City last year, this year's dates will occur on June 8 and 9 at Belle Isle in Detroit, Mich. In addition to Metallica, headliners will include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar. It's a lineup that transcends boundaries and will bring together several generations of music lovers.
Metallica have reached the point in their career where they can pick and choose when and where they perform. In 2011 they turned the music world upside down by celebrating their 30th anniversary at San Francisco's Fillmore. It was a four-day event in their hometown that brought together all facets of their career, rekindling old ties (Dave Mustaine and Jason Newsted participated) and guest appearances with many of their influences (Rob Halford, Geezer Butler and Lou Reed to name but a few). It was a dream event for the fans and artists alike. Fast forward to 2012 and they brought us a first taste of Orion with Avenged Sevenfold and Arctic Monkeys and a wealth of other talent.
Presale ticket sales will begin on Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. through Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. for Metallica Met Club members. Tickets range from $125 for a two-day pass to $225 for the Met Ultra two-day pass, the latter provides front of stage viewing for Metallica's set, exclusive lounge access and more. Orion Music + More E-list members will get access to $150 two-day passes on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. through Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. General public tickets begin on March 1 at 10 a.m. All times are Eastern and all prices include all taxes and fees.
In addition to live music played across five stages, the festival will include a lifestyle element that reflects personal interests of each member of Metallica--the "+ More" component. 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 will exist alongside additional attractions.
The complete lineup includes the following artists, exact dates and times of individual performances has yet to be announced: 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 and Cauldron.