Legendary metal act Metallica are headlining a new festival called Orion at Atlantic City’s Bader Field on June 23 and 24 according to an announcement on the band’s website. Metallica will play both nights and will perform The Black Album in its entirety for the first time on U.S. soil on one night if the event and Ride The Lightning in full on the other night.
Here’s the list of the acts that will play at Orion besides Metallica…
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 • A Place to Bury Strangers • Liturgy
2-day passes will be available for $125 through the band’s Met Club fan club, while tickets will cost $150 for the general public when they go on sale on February 11 at 10AM ET. Metallica has a long history of performing at festivals across the globe, but this is the first time they are involved with curating and running the festival themselves.
The Metallica event is one of four for which promoter Starr Hill Presents has obtained permits. Two of the four are scheduled to take place in September, while the other – set for June 15 – 17 – will feature Phish according to Press of Atlantic City columnist Pinky Kravitz (who previously pegged the dates as June 22 and 23 so don’t go booking any non-refundable arrangements).