In the second installment of their Orion Festival, Metallica have yet again booked an eclectic assortment of bands. It's not just a metal festival as one might expect. Aside from Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers have been booked as co-headliners. Other acts appearing on the bill include acts as diverse as the DJ Bassnectar, Dropkick Murphys, and indie rockers Japandroids. Said Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich to Rolling Stone
: "Our idea was to bring North America the kind of festival experience you get in Europe, which is all about diversity and new experiences."