Metallica have revealed that they will be starting up their own festival this summer.
The Orion Music + More festival, which is set to take place in New Jersey on June 23-24, will be headlined by Metallica and will also include performances from Arctic Monkeys, The Gaslight Anthem and Best Coast.
Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, Liturgy are also on the line-up.
Lars Ulrich explained: "We've had the idea of doing our own lifestyle festival with lots of diverse music and fun and games for years. Finally this year all the practical ducks lined up in a row, and we are beyond psyched to bring Orion to our fans, friends and the curious.
"After the most incredible of weeks ever in December 2011 celebrating our 30th anniversary at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, bringing the spirit of that week, the looseness of that week, the possibilities of that week, the fan interactive elements of that week, and the (fill in your own blank here) of that week to a festival setting is so exciting we can hardly contain ourselves."
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