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Metallica stage Orion Music Festival in Atlantic City

on February 07, 2012, 5:50pm

metallica04 Metallica stage Orion Music Festival in Atlantic City

Photo by Robert Kidd

Following in the footsteps of Dave Matthews Band, Metallica will stage their very own music festival in Atlantic City this summer. Set for June 23-24th at Bader Field, the Orion Music + More festival will feature 22 hand-picked acts, with Metallica headlining each night. The metal legends promise “special setlists,” including full performances of The Black Album and Ride The Lightning.

Joining Metallica will be a rather indie-centric batch of acts, including Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Fucked Up, The Gaslight Anthem, Best Coast, Titus Andronicus, Cage the Elephant, A Place to Bury Strangers, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, Hot Snakes, and Gary Clark Jr. On the metal side, The Sword, Liturgy, and Avenged Sevenfold will also play. Unfortunately, Lou Reed is in Europe that weekend.

A Metallica Met Club pre-sale begins Friday, February 8th, with a public on-sale following on February 11th. Visit the festival’s website for more information.