Metallica Confirm Orion Festival

It’s no surprise that Metallica’s inaugural Orion Music + More Festival earlier this year in Atlantic City, N.J., was a major success, and now the legendary metal act has announced plans for the 2013 edition of the concert event.

The second annual Orion Music + More will be held in Detroit on June 8-9, 2013. Even though no acts have been revealed just yet — aside from headliners Metallica, of course — if 2012’s Orion was any indication, then next year’s lineup should be impressive.

When we recently spoke to Kirk Hammett about a second Orion Music + More Festival prior to it being officially announced, he had this to say, “The intention is to definitely do another one. We’re kind of getting our thoughts together on how that might be, where it might be and what our approach to it will be.”

Hammett continued, “It was just so much fun. But as for details on the fest, you know, it’s too early in the process right now. I can assure you of one thing, there is going to be another ‘Kirk’s Crypt.’ Bigger and better, two stories this time!”

The 2012 Orion Festival was complete with numerous stages of music, a car show, Kirk Hammett’s Horror Crypt, a skate ramp and much more. The massive event was held at Bader Field in Atlantic City and featured an eclectic mix of hard rock and indie acts.

Check out our coverage of Day 1 and Day 2 of the 2012 Orion Fest.

The 2013 teaser video below shows highlights from Orion 2012, as Metallica rocked New Jersey so hard, it likely shook the whole East Coast.

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