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Metallica Tap Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones + More for 2013 Orion Festival

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Metallica started 2013 in a big way by revealing that they would be staging their second annual Orion Music + More Festival in Detroit on June 8 and 9. Now, the band has unveiled the bands that will join them at the two-day extravaganza. Among the acts sharing the stage with Metallica will be Red Hot Chili Peppers, DeftonesRise Against and more.

This year’s Orion Music + More festival will feature more than 30 bands across five live music stages. Other bands that are part of the lineup include Tomahawk, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Bassnectar, Gogol Bordello,Silversun Pickups, the Bronx, All Shall Perish and Dropkick Murphys, as well as Detroit natives Battlecross and Death. See the full lineup below.

The event will also consist of 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 along with the Metallica Museum and numerous other attractions just in case the many stages of music aren’t enough.

In a press release, drummer Lars Ulrich states, “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.”

Ulrich continues, “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!”

Presale starts Feb. 26 at 10AM ET and runs through Feb. 28 at 10PM ET for members of Metallica’s Met Fan Club. Options for the Met Fan Club presale are $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 and more for $225 including all fees.

The presale for Orion Music + More e-list members starts Feb. 27 at 10AM ET and runs through Feb. 28 at 10PM ET. Those subscribers can purchase $150 2-Day passes before they go on sale to the public.

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on March 1 at 10AM ET for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees. For more information on tickets, the lineup and more, go to the official  Orion Music + More website.

Check Out the Lineup Announcement for Metallica’s 2013 Orion Music + More Festival

2013 Orion Music + More Festival 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

See Our Orion 2012 Coverage

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