Metallica announced a new annual music arts and lifestyle festival to be held this summer.  The Orion Music + More will take place at Bader Field in Atlantic City New Jersey June 23rd and 24th.  Metallica will headline and play both nights.  

Orion Music + More will feature multiple live music stages plus a lifestyle element that reflects each of Metallica’s band members many personal interests. Metallica will headline both nights of Orion Music + More and play “The Black Album” in its entirety one night Ride The Lightning in its entirety the other. This will be the only time the band will perform these albums in North America in 2012. The lineup for Orion Music + More will span multiple musical genres. From punk to country over 20 bands will perform including: Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, Liturgy, and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

In a statement from Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich;  "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".

The Metallica Met Club Fan club get first dibs on tickets, with a couple of options to choose from.  A Super Special Price at $125 including all fees for a 2-Day pass or The MET CLUB ULTRA 2-DAY PASS, which includes Front of Stage Viewing Area Access, Exclusive Ultra Lounge Access & More for $225 including all fees!

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Saturday, February 11th at 10 am (Eastern) for $150 for a 2-Day Pass including all fees. Visit to buy tickets.