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Performers Revealed For Metallica’s 2013 Orion Music Festival

February 25, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

billboard has revealed the lineup for the second annual Orion Music Festival, which was created by Metallica. Metallica will also headline the event. It takes place June 8 and 9 at Belle Isle in Detroit. Other lead acts include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar.

The official name of the event is the Orion Music + More Festival. It is run by C3 Presents and will feature over thirty bands on five stages, curated by Metallica. Other elements 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.

Last year’s event was held in Atlantic City. Ulrich said: “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!

Tickets go on sale March 1 on the event’s website for $150 for a 2-Day Pass.

Here’s the 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

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