The Boston Calling Music Festival is fast approaching. Music fans across New England should come and venture to enjoy a wide variety of acts at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. The popular festival has a spring date set for May 23rd, 24th, and the 25th. The Memorial day weekend festivities include music from Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, Brand New and Modest Mouse. The average ticket price for Friday is set at $106, Saturday, $326, and $136 for Sunday. It is a better deal however to go for the weekend passes. A 3-day pass has an average price of $189 and a Sat/Sun only pass can go for $123. Now for fans who can’t make Boston Calling this month the festival is coming back this fall on September 5th, 6th, and 7th with a completely new lineup which includes The National and Nas. Tickets are still available for that weekend on the Boston Calling website. A complete list of artists for both weekends can be found below:
Those with Boston Calling tickets for this year’s fall festival can start looking forward to an eclectic mix of pop, hip-hop and rock following the confirmation of Lorde, Nas and The National as three of its as headliners for the September set.
Co-curated by the latter’s guitarist Aaron Dessner, the fourth edition of the event will return to the historic City Hall Plaza over the weekend of September 5-7 – three day passes for which are available on TicketIQ at a get-in price of $296 and an average price of $678.
Alongside The National, who helped to sell out the inaugural Boston Calling last May, Lorde, who will play Lollapalooza on August 1 ($158/$248) and Nas, who will be joined on stage by Grammy-winning neo-soul outfit The Roots, the three-day feast of music will also welcome reunited alt-rock pioneers The Replacements, Donald Glover’s hip-hop alter-ego Childish Gambino and mash-up maestro Girl Talk.
Indie-pop quintet Gentleman Hall will fly the flag for the city’s local music scene, with Sky Ferreira, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, The 1975, Volcano Choir, Twenty One Pilots, The War On Drugs, The Hold Steady, Lake Street Dive, Bleachers, White Denim, Future Islands, Sam Fermin, S. Carey and CliffLight completing the impressive line-up.
Boston Calling tickets are also available on TicketIQ for the spring festival which takes place at the same venue on Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25) and includes the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Jack Johnson, Modest Mouse, Tegan & Sara, The Neighbourhood, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Bastille on its bill.
As well as two-day passes ($84/$150) and three-day passes ($63/$223), festivalgoers can also get their hands on single day Boston Calling tickets for May 23 ($63/$158), 24 ($83/$149) and 25 ($82/$152).
Full May lineup & schedule below:
Jack Johnson, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Brand New, The Head and the Heart, Tegan & Sara, Bastille, Jenny Lewis, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, The Neighbourhood, Phosphorescent, Built to Spill, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Walk off the Earth, Warpaint, Cass McCombs, Maximo Park, The Districts, TigermanWOAH!, Magic Man
Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros
Death Cab For Cutie
The Head and The Heart
Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Walk Off The Earth
Tegan & Sara
Built to Spill
Kurt Vile and the Violators
The Box Tiger
Full September lineup & schedule below:
The National, Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Replacements, Nas with The Roots, Spoon, Childish Gambino, Girl Talk, The War on Drugs, The Hold Steady, Future Islands, Volcano Choir, Sky Ferreira, White Denim, The 1975, and San Fermin. The lineup was co-curated by The National’s Aaron Dessner. Here's the May lineup as well.
Neutral Milk Hotel
The Hold Steady
Nas and The Roots
Twenty One Pilots
Lake Street Dive
The War On Drugs