Metallica Announce Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Gary Clark Jr.

After decades spent headlining the biggest festivals around the world, Metallica will finally be headlining one that they can call their own. On June 23, the band will launch a twoday music and arts extravaganza at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ.

Named Orion Music + More, the festival will contain multiple music stages for at least 22 bands and a myriad array of events that the band has termed “lifestyle elements” relating to each member’s particular interests.

Tickets for the event, which is being put on in conjunction with promoters C3 Presents, go on sale this Saturday Feb. 11 for $150 for a 2-day pass. Metallica will headline both nights of the fest, playing the Black Album in its entirety one night and Ride The Lightning all the way through the other. The rest of the eclectic, indie- rock-leaning lineup announced Tuesday ranges from indie rockers like Arctic Monkeys and Best Coast to blues-rocker Gary Clark, Jr. and psychedelic pioneer Roky Erickson, as well as fellow metal bands Avenged Sevenfold.

Bands Announced for Orion Music + More
Arctic Monkeys
Avenged Sevenfold
Modest Mouse
The Gaslight Anthem
Cage The Elephant
Fucked Up
Best Coast
Hot Snakes
Titus Andronicus
Gary Clark, Jr.
Roky Erickson
The Black Angels
The Sword
A Place to Bury Strangers

Source: Billboard Magazine