Boston Calling has established itself in the North-East as a premiere three-day festival twice a year for the last two years. On Tuesday night the festival dropped 11 clues as to who was playing this coming May 22-24 at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston. Vinyls with the band names glued on them were hidden in spots and tracked down by fans and once found the bands were announced officially by the festival. As an added bonus, those who found the vinyl could go to one of two Tasty Burger locations in Boston to be given a pair of GA tickets to the festival. The interactive lineup announcement is becoming a trend in the industry and it is great to see people embracing it. The festivals’ facebook, twitter, and instagram accounts were seeing a lot of traffic by curious festival goers.
Having put on fantastic festivals both last September and May, they are ready for another three day party in the heart of the city. The festival has battled some weather troubles in the past, but has always come out on top of the rain, lightening and wind gusts that have tried to hamper festival-goers good times. The organizers of Boston Calling have continuously improved the festival with each iteration and this year should be no different. The headliners for the three nights are My Morning Jacket, Beck, and The Pixies. Other notable acts include St. Vincent, Tv on the Radio, Tenacious D, and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. The full lineup can be seen below as well as a video recap of last September. Tickets are on sale now and are expected to go quickly.