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Deftones, Tomahawk, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc. Confirmed For Metallica’s ‘Orion Music + More’ Festival

The official lineup is out for this years edition of Metallica‘s “Orion Music + More festival. The even will be held at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI on June 08th and 09th and feature:

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

Both an official press release and new trailer for the fest can be found below:

“Los Angeles, CA – February 25, 2013 – Metallica, in conjunction with their friends C3 Presents, are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival, to be held at Belle Isle in Detroit, MI on June 8 and 9. Headliners will include Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones and Bassnectar, while the festival will also feature amazing acts including Gogol Bordello, Foals, Tomahawk, The Joy Formidable, Death Grips and local Detroit bands The Dirtbombs, Deathand Battlecross.

“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!”

Orion Music + More will feature more than 30 bands across 5 live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica‘s band members many personal interests. 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.

The inaugural Orion Music + More was held in 2012 in Atlantic City, NJ with headliners Metallica, Arctic Monkeys and Avenged Sevenfold. The 2-day festival was met with praise from both fans and critics alike: “Orion Music and More Fest was curated to be a tremendously fan-friendly experience,” said Rolling Stone. The Village Voice said “the way that the band left its stamp on all aspects of the festival (particular the big-tent aspect of the musical lineup) gave it a charge of intimacy and care that was much more present than at other multi-band, multi-day extravaganzas I’ve attended in recent years.”

The Metallica Met Club fan club presale starts February 26th at 10am (Eastern) and runs through February 28th at 10pm (Eastern). Met Club members get first dibs on buying festival tickets with a couple of options to choose from:

– A Super Special Price at $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 & More for $225 including all fees!

Orion Music + More E-list members will get a chance to purchase $150 2-Day Passes before they go on-sale to the public. This presale starts February 27 at 10am (Eastern) and runs through February 28th at 10pm (Eastern).

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on March 1 at 10am (Eastern) for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees. Visit www.orionmusicandmore.com to buy tickets.”


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    • Remember when you were a kid and you’d run to the Christmas tree hoping to find a new Green Ranger action figure, and then you open it up and you get the Blue Ranger?

      Yeah, well we just got Billy. Fuck Billy.

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    • RUREADY2JIGGLE?     February 25, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      Don’t know how anyone can hate on a line-up as diverse and solid as this one. Silversun Pick-Ups and The Joy Formidable with RHCP and Deftones? Fuck all y’all, sign me up!

      I wish there were more shows/tours in this vein. So tired of boring ass package tours with 3 or 4 bands that sound the same. I realize boring metalheads have tunnel vision when it comes to music, but I like to think more people crave variety.

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      • Silversun Pickups are meh at best, Cage the Elephant and/or Arctic Monkeys blow them out of the water. I guess I was hoping for a line-up as good as last year’s, but this year does not come close. Letlive., Kyng, Suicidal Tendencies, TBDM, The Sword, Volbeat, Gary Clark Jr., A7X, and Metallica headlining BOTH nights destroys what they have this year without contest.

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        • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)     February 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

          They haven’t announced the metal stage yet genius, they didn’t release suicidal tendancies, Ghost, Sepultura until after like a month.

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        • Who’s to say there’s going to be a metal stage, genius? Different location = different logistics, genius.

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        • as it says above, there will be 5 stages. last year there were 3. metal specific stage or not, clearly there are many more bands to be announced, so you kinda cant fully compare it to last years lineup yet. genius.

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      • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)     February 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm

        I agree this line up, to me, is far better than last years. Love me some Chili Peppers, Deftones, Gogol Bordello, Silversun, Tomahawk, Dillinger, Death Grips, the bronx and Japandroids, mainly because I’m partly hipster.

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        • In about three years you hipsters are gonna look back and laugh at your former hipster ways. I already am.

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        • A lot of this “hipster” shit you speak of will stand the test of time and most metal bands that have surfaced in recent years will not.

          I love metal to death but there’s way more exciting and creative shit going on in other genres at the moment. Some good metal albums have come out in the past year or so but most came from veteran bands. I can’t remember the last time a new metal band came out and made me shit my pants.

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        • ^^most ridiculous shit I’ve heard in ages. this hipster shit is just a phase, a fad. It’s just the next “cool” thing for “cool” people to be. none of that nonsense will stand the test of time.

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        • wurst, I could go back decades and pick out music that would fall under the category of “hipster shit.” I’m not sure of what fad you speak of or who these cool people are but if I had to guess, I’d say one time you met a few poofy-haired kids listening to The Shins and they didn’t like you.

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        • Dude I already said it. A hipster is someone who has poofy hair and listens to The Shins.

          Nah really, in the context of music, I’ve always just used that word to describe someone who is particular about what they listen to, maybe even a bit snobby about it. Someone who tends to reject the mainstream. By my definition, a lot of us are hipsters of the metal variety, considering we praise shit like Between the Buried and Me and Every Time I Die and badmouth the Five Finger Death Punches and Disturbeds of the world.

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      • RUREADY2JIGGLE?     February 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

        To each his own, but I wish people could appreciate a line-up with diversity for once. I’d go to this if I were nearby, even without Metallica.

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        • RUREADY2JIGGLE?     February 25, 2013 at 5:54 pm

          Looks quality to me (minus a few acts sprinkled throughout). Better this than some butt-rock fest with Seether, Three Days Grace, Avenged Sevenderp and Five Fisted Donkey Punch.

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        • Avenged is cool. One of the best live bands I’ve seen. The rest of those bands suck but I’d still rather be forced to watch them over this Orion shit.

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        • I’ll vouch for Seether. Them + A7X > the majority of this line-up put together that are not on the first two or last line on the website.

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      • +Rise Against, -Gogol Bordello and you have mine. I listened to a song by Death (from Detroit), sounded pretty good. I tried a few others like The Dirtbombs and Death Grips and no fucking thank you.

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        • Side note – I’m seeing ASP + BC tomorrow, and I saw Deftones 2x and Rise Against 1x last year so that is probably another reason why this line-up really isn’t doing it for me…

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    • America is really hurting in the metal fest department. Why don’t we have a fucking epic metal fest like they do overseas? I’m not talking about ozzfest or the cockstar energy mayhem shit either. I wanna go to a 3 day fest that isn’t in some gay cop infested amphitheater that’s named after my bank. Say what you want about hippie music, but they know how to fucking cut loose like Americans should. I’m talking about an isolated camp ground to rage where I’m not worried about driving my car home at the end of the night.

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        • Dude the gathering of the juggalos was created by the CIA to confine all the meth heads in Illinois to one area. That isn’t a festival, it’s a fuckin stake out.

          You guys seriously need to open your minds to the hippie fests. That was what rock and roll in America was founded on, community, partying, and music. This money trap Metallica is trying to jam down everyone’s throats is for the birds. A fucking gay independent film tent? What?? Why would I want to sit in a tent and watch a movie at a music fest? This is just another one of Lars’ horseshit artsy ideas.

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    • I initially thought the lineup was intriguing. Now that I see wurst, adam and kturl think it sucks, I’m liking it even more. This is a really diverse bill. I could do without the electronic shit but It was expected and computer farts tend to attract easy women, so whatever.

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      • Say what you will, but there are some huge misses here with the local music scene. Dropkick Murpheys? Cool if it’s St. Paddy’s Day or I’m watching The Departed, but other than that give me Flogging Molly – whom, by the way, recorded their last album in Detroit, have a song about Detroit, and Bridget is from Detroit.

        Where’s Iggy Pop? Alice Cooper? Wayne Kramer? The Suicide Machines? Halloween? Grand Funk Railroad? Child Bite? Hell, even Sponge? You could even through some hip hop in there like Royce da 5’9″, Obie Trice, and Esham. Good to see them give Battlecross a nod, but other than Death (intriguing) and The Dirtbombs (no thanks) nothin’.

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        • Would you really want to see Grand Funk Railroad in 2013? The only original members are the drummer and the bass player. They’re a cover band now, like Skynryd. Suicide Machines circa 1991 would have been badass. They are also a completely different band now. I would prefer Flogging Molly but there’s nothing wrong with Dropkick Murphys either. Iggy and the Stooges is the only band you mentioned that could really make the festival better.

          This lineup isn’t mind-blowing but there’s a decent selection of different stuff and it’s still better than any of the butt rock fests. I’m sure more bands will be added too.

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