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Published: 2013/02/25

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bassnectar, Gogol Bordello, Foals and More Set for Metallica’s Orion Festival

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar are among the acts slated to join Metallica at their second annual Orion Music + More Festival. The eclectic music event will take place at Detroit, MI’s Belle Isle on June 8 and 9. Other acts confirmed to appear include: Gogol Bordello, Foals, Tomahawk, The Joy Formidable and Death Grips. The Dirtbombs and DEATH and BATTLECROSS will present the local Detroit music scene.

“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!”

The first Orion Music + More Festival look place in Atlantic City last year. In addition to over 30 bands spread across five stages, this year’s event will include: 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.

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