Boston Calling celebrates its seventh edition this spring — and it decided to properly represent music in the process. From Friday, May 27th through Sunday the 29th (aka Memorial Day Weekend), the music festival will see a flood of pop, electronic, indie rock, rap, and R&B acts take over City Hall Plaza. The headliners? Some little people you haven’t heard of like Sia, Disclosure, and Robyn. It’s casual.
The stacked bill doesn’t stop there. Sufjan Stevens, HAIM, Janelle Monáe, Courtney Barnett, Vince Staples, Battles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Miike Snow, ODESZA, City and Colour, Elle King, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinairies, The Vaccines, The Front Bottoms, BØRNS, and Christine and the Queens will perform. Kicking things off are local heros Palehound and Michael Christmas, too.
Out of all the music festival lineups announced so far this year, Boston Calling’s takes the cake for representation. The bill is split pretty much 50/50 when it comes to gender, proving that, yes, there are just as many women in music as men and, yes, they’re just as big of a deal. We don’t need to remind you who runs the world, do we?
If you want to buy tickets, wake up early tomorrow morning. GA and VIP three-day passes go on sale Friday, January 15th at 10:00 AM. EST for $170 and $349 respectively. On Saturday the 16th, prices get bumped up to $185 for GA and $375 for VIP. Our advice? Snag them now. This lineup is a guaranteed good time in (what we hope will be) the springtime sun.
The news doesn’t stop there. Festival organizers say a third stage will be added this year for comedy and other performances. Who knows what to expect. We could see names as big as Amy Schumer and Louis CK or local favorites like Tricia Auld and ex-coast-pat Jamie Loftus. Stay tuned to DigBoston for more info.
Check out the lineup announcement video below as well as the official poster: