Boston Calling has once again proven that sometimes quality is better than quantity. While many of the major festivals this year have featured lineups packed full of commercial pop acts, Boston Calling’s 2017 lineup instead trims the fat, offering patrons a chance to see some of the most anticipated acts touring this year. It’s not surprising considering the lineup is assembled by Aaron Dessner, founding member of The National.
Taking place Memorial Day Weekend May 26-28, 2017 the festival has moved to the fields of Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, MA. The new location will bring some much needed expansion to the music festival which boasts 45 acts across 3 stages along with a film experience that will feature actress, producer, and director Natalie Portman.
Headlining this year will be Tool, Mumford & Sons, and Chance The Rapper. Other highlights include Bon Iver, The XX, Solange, Weezer, Sigur Ros, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats, Sylvan Esso, Run The Jewels, Cage The Elephant, Francis and the Lights, Tegan and Sara, Majid Jordan, Flatbush Zombies, Wolf Parade, Mac Demarco, Oh Wonder, Danny Brown, Frightened Rabbit, Modern Baseball, Car Seat Headrest, Mitski, Deerhoof, Whitney, Strand of Oaks, Hiss Golden Messenger, and tons more.
“Between our location and lineup, 2017 will undoubtedly be the most exciting Boston Calling yet. We are really in awe of the support and success the festival has seen thus far, and we are more excited than ever by the future. At the same time, we remain committed to our roots and very clear on the elements that make Boston Calling so special,” said Boston Calling Events, LLC (BCE), Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Brian Appel.
A limited number of 3-Day Early Bird tickets are on sale now for $245 and can be purchased here. New this year, organizers will also be offering a monthly payment plan. Be sure to follow Boston Calling on Facebook and Twitter for future announcements. See the full 2017 spring lineup below.