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Orion Music + More Festival @ Belle Isle (Detroit)
June 8, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - June 9, 2013 @ 11:00 pm| $150 - $750
Orion Music + More is the first ever two day metal and electronic music festival that will be held in Detroit, Michigan on June 8th and 9th, 2013 and created by American thrash metal/heavy metal band, Metallica. Last year’s festival was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey and included bands from a wide variety of genres, ranging from thrash metal and black metal, even to punk, indie and experimental rock. The festival was so successful that they decided to bring it back for its sophomore year with a special treat; an EDM stage. In an interview with Blabbermouth.net, Lars Ulrich the drummer of Metallica stated:
When we played at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco in August, both Hetfield and I went over to the… OK, now I’m lying. Our kids dragged us over to the electronic tent. [laughs] And I stood on the side of the stage and watched 20-25,000 14-year-old kids go absolutely fucking apeshit to Skrillex. And the energy and the whole spectacle with the lights and the sound, it was just such a fucking vibe. And so we both stood there with our kids and were like, You know what? We’ve got to bring some of that to the Orion festival. And Bassnectar is awesome. He’s one of these dudes within that whole world, and he’s actually one of the local Northern California dudes and we hear he’s a bit of metal fan. So he’s headlining the whole electronic tent.
This year’s festival features quite the amazing list of artists as the likes of Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Silversun Pickups, Bassnectar, Destroid, Dillon Francis, Adventure Club, Datsik, Borgore, 12th Planet and more will showcase their music on Detroit’s Belle Isle. The great thing about this festival is that you can snag two day passes for only $150 with no service charges. Don’t miss out on a festival that is stepping out of the box by bringing electronic and metal music together to create an experience that has never been done before.
6925 E Jefferson Ave