Metallica just announced that they'll be launching a music and comedy festival called Orion Music + More.

The inaugural festival will take place on June 23 and 24 Bader Field in Atlantic City, N.J. More than just music, the festival will also feature a lifestyle element showcasing the band's individual interests - and allowing fans to interact directly with each of the band members.

Metallica will headline both nights of the festival. The thrash vets will also be playing their 1991 self-titled album in its entirety for the first time in North America.

Joining Metallica will be Avenged Sevenfold, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage the Elephant, Arctic Monkeys, Best Coast and many more musical acts. Check out the full list of announced acts below and stay tuned to Noisecreep for more details as they come in.

Orion Music + More musical acts:


Arctic Monkeys

Avenged Sevenfold

Modest Mouse

The Gaslight Anthem

Cage the Elephant

F---ed Up

Best Coast

Hot Snakes

Titus Andronicus

Gary Clark, Jr.


Roky Erickson

The Black Angels

The Sword

A Place to Bury Strangers


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