METALLICA “Contracted” To Hold Two Additional Orion Music + More Festivals In Detroit

Thursday, 31st October 2013

Detroit City Council member James Tate told MLive on Wednesday METALLICA has two years left on its contract with the city to host the Orion Music & More Festival on the 982-acre park Belle Isle, and terms of the deal haven’t changed.

“It’s contracted,” Tate said, “And I think since it was a event so well-suited for the venue – for the type of event it was – it was perfect.”

The Orion festival in Detroit, held June 8-9, could still have an uncertain future in the Motor City because Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told a Dallas radio station last month the event’s status in the city “remains to be seen.”

“Yes we are; we’re going to have another next year and I can’t wait,” Hammett told Dallas station 97.1 The Eagle. “I had so much fun (in Detroit), and the year before that (in Atlantic City) I had so much fun.

“And it’s … it’s … I think it’s something that we’re beginning to look forward to now because we have two (festivals) under our belts. So let’s just say Orion Fest 2014 – definitely.”

How Hammett responded when station host Cindy Scull asked if the Orion Festival will stay in Detroit or move to a city like Dallas: “Well, that remains to be seen.”