Boston Calling takes over Boston’s City Hall Plaza twice this year. The festival has grown since its first year to now be a 3 day festival twice a year instead of a 2 day festival twice a year. Making multiple stages on the plaza, the festival lets Boston shine in the background of all the groups performing. Although there is no camping, the city has so many hotels in the area that it should be fairly easy to find lodging.
The May portion of the festival is taking place over Memorial Day weekend from May 23rd to the 25th. Acts scheduled to play include Jack Johnson, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, Bastille, Tegan & Sara, and Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls. Tickets are on sale now in various formats including single day, weekend only, all three days and VIP.
Today Boston Calling announced their September portion taking place from the 5th to the 7th. Taking the stages over that weekend will be The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, The Hold Steady, Lake Street Drive, White Denim, and Girl Talk. This is also looking likely to be one of the last east coast dates for Neutral Milk Hotel for the foreseeable future. Tickets for the fall festival go on sale tomorrow.
With these eclectic lineups, Boston Calling is spearheading the festival scene in the Northeast with something for everyone with a great mixture of – indie, rock, hip-hop, and EDM. Get your tickets for these now as they will likely sell out much sooner than later.