The Orion Music + More was a touring music festival created by American thrash metal/heavy metal band Metallica. On February 7, 2012, the band announced plans to launch the festival, which took place at Bader Field in Atlantic City on June 23 and 24, 2012. The second installment took place at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, on June 8 and 9, 2013. The festival was a financial disaster, which led to its cancellation after only two installments.
It was announced that Belle Isle would be the site of the Orion Music + More Festival in 2013. On December 26, 2012, Detroit Councilman Ken Cockrel Jr. confirmed rumors that the city is in the process of confirming 2014 and 2015 as well to take place at Belle Isle. However, on December 2, 2013, it was announced that Metallica would be "taking a year off" from the festival in 2014.
Every year, Metallica brings many bands and artists from many different genres to play at the Orion. In addition to the musical features, Orion Music and More had numerous additional attractions, including: "Custom Car + Motorcycle Show", Ulrich's speech at "Hit The Lights Films", Kirk’s Crypt which contains his huge horror collection and the "Metallica Museum" (which featured classic Metallica guitars) among others.