So, Metallica just released this press statement on the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival, to be held at Belle Isle in Detroit on June 8 and June 9.
It says the headliners will include Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar (a fucking dubstep band), while the festival will also feature “amazing acts” including Gogol Bordello, Foals, Tomahawk, The Joy Formidable, Death Grips and local Detroit bands The Dirtbombs, Death (not sure if it’s Death To All, but I doubt it) and Battlecross.
The bill also boasts Dropkick Murphys, Silversun Pickips, The Bronx, The Dillinger Escape Plan, All Shall Perish, and Cauldron.
“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,” says 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!”
“Orion Music + More will feature more than 30 bands across five live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica’s band members many personal interests,” the release says.
Detroit will see 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 alongside the Metallica Museum and “many other fan favorite attractions.”
What can I say? I’m glad it isn’t going down on the East Coast, because while I love the Deftones, DEP, Cauldron and Tomahawk, I could give a shit about the rest of the lineup.
I hope they thicken that bill up a little bit, and pad it with some awesomeness between now and June 8.
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