Metallica Announce the ‘Orion + More Festival’ 23rd & 24th June, 2012 – Atlantic City

Metallica’s big announcement is that they’ve gone into festival production and are launching the “ORION & MORE FESTIVAL” in Atlantic City on the 23rd & 24th of June, 2012.

The band will headline both nights playing 2 complete albums – RIDE THE LIGHTNING (1984) and the BLACK ALBUM (1991). Rolling Stone’s Stacey Anderson reports:

“The Orion Music + More Festival is the metal group’s first foray into festival production. Said drummer Lars Ulrich in a statement, “We’ve had the idea of doing our own lifestyle festival with lots of diverse music and fun and games for years. 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.” 

Weekend passes are $125 for general admission or $225 for VIP access, or $150-$175 in the “early bird” sale beginning February 11th. Fan club presale begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. EST.

Initial lineup for the Orion Music + More Festival:

  • •Arctic Monkeys
  • •Avenged Sevenfold
  • •Modest Mouse
  • •The Gaslight Anthem
  • •Cage The Elephant
  • •Fucked Up
  • •Best Coast
  • •Hot Snakes
  • •Titus Andronicus
  • •Gary Clark Jr.
  • •Lucero
  • •Roky Erickson
  • •The Black Angels
  • •The Sword
  • •A Place to Bury Strangers
  • •Liturgy