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The 9 Top Upgrades to the Boston Calling 9 Experience

2 . 15 . 2018

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You think you know Boston Calling, but you have no idea.

This year, with a lineup featuring The Killers, Jack White, Eminem, and special programming from the likes of Natalie Portman, Pod Save America, and more in The Arena, the Boston Calling Music Festival celebrates our ninth year bringing a next-level music experience to the East Coast.

It’s also our second year at the Harvard Athletic Complex, which was triple – triple! – our previous site’s size. We had some growing pains, we listened to you, and we learned a lot. SO! Here are the top 9 upgrades you can expect to this year’s Boston Calling Music Festival experience.

FOOD We’re adding 50% more vendors this year, and most of them will accept Boston Calling’s speedy and convenient cashless payment wristbands.

ENTRY LINES We’ve added more real estate and doubled the number of entry lanes to cut down on the time it takes to get into the venue and get your Boston Calling on.

BATHROOMS Long lines be gone! We’ll have more bathrooms in better locations with dedicated maintenance teams.

SOUND Major upgrades here. Seriously, expect the Lamborghini of sound systems at all stages. Wait ‘til you hear the clarity!

BETTER CONNECTIVITY Snap that thing up! The entire site will have better connectivity so you can tweet, Insta, Facebook, text, or snap to your heart’s content.

MORE STUFF TO DO Obviously, there are more than enough killer artists on the lineup to keep you highly entertained, but we’ll also have more activations and art installations throughout the space.

NEW AND ECO-FRIENDLY WASTE PLAN  We’ve completely redone the trash plan, including better recycling capabilities and increased capacity.

SIGNAGE AND INFORMATION EVERYWHERE With a site triple our previous size – yeah, signage is important. There will be signage and people to answer any questions you have everywhere! Really! Maybe even too much! (OK, it won’t be too much.)

UPGRADES TO THE UPGRADES We’ve added a 20,000 square foot VIP and Platinum Lounge, as well as an all-new Platinum viewing experience. Did we mention that Sunday’s Platinum passes have already sold out? If you’re thinking about getting on VIP or Platinum, get on it already!

We can’t wait to welcome you to the new and massively upgraded Boston Calling Music Festival experience, May 25-27, 2018, at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, MA. The link to buy tickets, you ask? Oh, it’s right here. You’re welcome.

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As recently announced, Boston Calling will create an exciting new layout, along with some new features and improvements, including more entrance lanes, stronger wi-fi, double the number of restrooms, more activations and art installations, bigger video screens, enhanced sound, dozens of additional food vendors, a brand new 20,000 square foot VIP & Platinum Lounge, and an all new Platinum Level viewing Experience.  We appreciated your feedback in 2017 and we can’t wait to show you all of our hard work.

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