Today Metallica announced that they will headline their own festival Orion Music + More on June 23 – 24 at the Bader Field, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The line-up (except for Metallica) is basically awful, shit, crap (…fill in whatever word you want it to be) Metallica will however headline both of the festivaldates, and on one of the days they will play the Black Album in it entirety for the first time in the USA. Other bands that are confirmed are Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, The Gaslight Anthem, The Black Angels and The Sword to name a few
For more information about the festival check out http://www.orionmusicandmore.com/
“We’ve had the idea of doing our own lifestyle festival with lots of diverse music and fun and games for years,” said Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. “Finally this year all the practical ducks lined up in a row, and we are beyond psyched to bring Orion to our fans, friends and the curious. After the most incredible of weeks ever in December 2011 celebrating our 30th anniversary at the Fillmore in San Francisco, California, bringing the spirit of that week, the looseness of that week, the possibilities of that week, the fan interactive elements of that week, and the (fill in your own blank here) of that week to a festival setting is so exciting we can hardly contain ourselves.”