Last year around this time, the internet was abuzz with the sound of bitching from elitists and metalheads alike as Metallica lifted the veil on the lineup to their inaugural Orion Music and More festival. “Not metal enough,” most metal fans said upon seeing a lineup that included Modest Mouse, the Arctic Monkeys and Eric Church. “Too many metal bands,” said the indie rockers that had to buy a ticket to the festival to see The Gaslight Anthem, Cage the Elephant and Titus Andronicus. At the end of the day, more metal bands were announced, the festival was run amazingly well, and anyone that ventured to Atlantic City had a great time.
Yet on Monday (25), another round of bitching will likely begin anew, as that’s when Metallica will announce who’s playing this year’s festival, set to take place in Detroit on June 8th and 9th. By now, the shock of a festival that features indie rock, comedy, and metal alike presented by Metallica has likely worn off, but the internet being the internet, people will still find a reason to bitch about the lineup. We’ll keep an open mind – if we’re going to complain about anything, it’s that the festival is in Detroit this year. Of course we’ll bring you the lineup as soon as it’s announced, but you can also find out via Metallica’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and whatever other social media they’re on – probably even Pinterest.