The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Detroit's own Dirtbombs will be among the 30 acts joining Metallica for its 2013 Orion Music + More festival taking place June 8-9 at Detroit's Belle Isle.
Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith is a Detroit native and graduate of Bloomfield Lahser High School. Also on the eclectic bill will be Rise Against, deftones, Bassnectar, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Silversun Pickups, Foals, FLAG, Fu Manchu and the Dillinger Escape Plan. The full lineup can be found at www.orionmusicandmore.com.
In addition to the five stages of music, Orion will also feature several lifestyle attractions, 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. In a statement, drummer Ulrich said that, "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. 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 f*** on!"
Tickets are currently on sale to Metallica's Met Club members, with members of the festival's E-list getting a crack starting Wednesday (February 27). General public tickets go on sale March 1 for $150.
The Orion festival debuted last year in Atlantic City, N.J.. If all goes well this year Metallica is reported to be planning to hold its third Orion festival back at Belle Isle in 2014.
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