The iconic headbanging band Metallica has just announced a two day festival this June in Atlantic City. Taking place at the abandoned A.C. airport's Bader Field on June 23rd & 24th, the Orion Music + More fest will feature Metallica on both nights, as well as a lineup that so far includes 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, and Liturgy. And on each night Metallica will play either Ride the Lightning or The Black Album in their entirety.

According to an announcement on the fest's website, Metallica is inviting "22 of their favorite artists from across the music and comedy spectrum to the inaugural Orion Music + More. More than just music, the festival will also feature a lifestyle element showcasing the band's individual interests - and allowing fans to interact directly with each of the band members." Presale General Admission tickets for both days cost $125, and the promoters are also selling advanced VIP tickets that will guarantee a reserved d-bag section right in front of stage for $225.

It doesn't look like there will be camping at Orion, but Bader Field is within walking distance of the boardwalk, and there is no shortage of hotels in Atlantic City. (Which might explain why camping isn't being offered as an option.) Dave Matthews Band produced a festival at the site last year, and this year Phish is heavily rumored to be organizing some sort of three day festival on the weekend of June 16th. (The local city council has approved a three day festival for those dates, but not said who would perform.) [H/T @ptthreadofday]