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Orion 2013: Music festival takes over Belle Isle

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James Hetfield and Metallica will take the main stage Sunday evening. James Hetfield and Metallica will take the main stage Sunday evening.
A look down at one of the five stages at this weekend's Orion Music + More festival. A look down at one of the five stages at this weekend's Orion Music + More festival.
Detroit's Belle Isle is being turned into a metal playground this weekend. Detroit's Belle Isle is being turned into a metal playground this weekend.
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Detroit is the place that transformed metal into cars. Now a metal band is transforming a Motor City jewel into an island of music and more.

Metallica will play host to Orion Music + More, a two-day festival June 8-9 on Detroit's Belle Isle. "The history of music in Detroit is huge and very deep," said Metallica frontman James Hetfield.

Click the video player to watch a preview from FOX 2's Amy Andrews and hear more from Hetfield with FOX 2's M.L. Elrick.

Appearing on the five stages throughout the weekend: Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Deftones, BASSNECTAR, Dropkick Murphys, Rocket from the Crypt, FLAG and many more.

Click here to view the full schedule.

Fans can purchase tickets in the form of one and two-day passes. Prices start at $90 and go up to $750 for VIP treatment. Click here to purchase tickets.

According to the festival's web site, no parking will be allowed on Belle Isle, nor will there be any drop-off areas on the island. Festival organizers instead recommend using their free shuttle service from Cobo Center. Continuous shuttles will begin running at 11 a.m. Click here for full details.

Fans will treated to plenty of extras as well like film, food, a museum, record store, and a monster show called "Kirk's Crypt that promises "Too Much Horror." A Vert Ramp is featured on the Vans Damage Stage. A custom car and motorcycle is also available for festival goers. Click here for a complete list of extras.

Follow the action and stay up to date with Orion events and happenings via social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

For everything else, log on to www.orionmusicandmore.com for complete details. An app is also available as a place to check-in and win prizes.

Enjoy the event, Detroit rocks!

NOTE: If you're a band be sure to enter the FOX ROCKS CONTEST for a chance to open for Bon Jovi at Ford Field on July 18. Click here to register.

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