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Box Office Opens: 12:00pm
Gates Open: 2:30pm
Music Ends: 11:00pm
Box Office Opens: 11:00am
Gates Open: 12:00pm
Music Ends: 11:00pm
Main Entrance is located at 65 N. Harvard St., Allston, MA and we highly recommend taking the T (Red Line) to the Harvard Square station. From there it’s an easy 10 minute walk to the main entrance. Find your best MBTA route HERE.
Please note that there is no street parking in the surrounding communities, and city officials will be very strict with ticketing and towing. For the easiest travel experience to/from the festival, please leave your vehicle at home and take the T, take UBER or a taxi, or ride your bicycle. The festival will have bicycle parking on site. We will be updating this leading up to the festival, check this page and social media frequently if you have questions.
Bus routes that stop at Harvard Stadium: 66 & 86 Routes
If you must drive, then be sure to reserve your spot in advance at a Propark parking lot in Harvard Square. This is the only way to guarantee a spot when you arrive!
Reserve a spot at 41 Church St. lot
Reserve a spot at 1350 Massachusetts Ave lot
Boston Calling is a rain or shine event.
Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage festival featuring the biggest and best acts in live music, comedy, and visual arts. It is held at Harvard’s Athletic Complex in Allston, MA on May 26, 27, & 28, 2017. The event will provide easy access to all performance areas, incredible concessions, indoor theatre and many surprises to be announced. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 26, 27 & 28
Where: Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston Massachusetts
No tickets will be issued for this event. All attendees will receive RFID wristbands mailed to the address provided on your Eventbrite order or picked up onsite at our Box office. Please see Box Office hours above.
Please bring a photo ID (license, passport) for pickup at the Box Office.
Please visit bostoncalling.com/registration to register and view our registration FAQs
You will be able to activate cashless through an Eventbrite registration page, and easily link your credit or debit card or a card from your Eventbrite wallet (e.g., the same credit card you used to buy your ticket). You’ll set a PIN number that will be used at each transaction. Each time the wristband is used to purchase, the credit/debit card will be charged for the amount paid.
Yes, you can use your registered wristband, cash or credit/debit cards to purchase items with select vendors at the event.
You’ll need to go to the registration page to register for cashless using the wristband ID number located on the back of the wristband. You will need to create or login to your Eventbrite account in order to register.
You can go to the registration page, login with the same Eventbrite account that was used to register the wristband and choose “Manage Registration”. If their credit card information is listed, you have registered for cashless.
I lost my wristband that had cashless setup. I need a new one and still want to use cashless. You may get a replacement wristband at the Box Office, automatically transferring your cashless profile onto the new wristband. The old wristband will no longer be recognized at access points or point of sale terminals. Don’t sweat, you do not need to re-register for cashless.
The RFID wristband will be replaced and you will have an entirely new order in Eventbrite, which will automatically deactivate the original wristband for access control and cashless. You will need to register the new wristband for cashless. You can do that by going to the registration page, logging into your existing Eventbrite account, selecting the “First-time registration” option and using the new wristband ID number located on the back of the new wristband. The existing debit/credit card will still be saved in their profile when you log-in to the registration page and can be simply applied to the new wristband.
You can go to the registration page, login with the same Eventbrite account that was used to register your wristband and choose “Manage Registration”. There is an option to “Deactivate Cashless” for each wristband that has been registered and setup for cashless.
You can login to their Eventbrite account and go to My Tickets to deactivate the wristband and that wristband will immediately be unusable for access control or cashless onsite. If you do not remember your password or have the ability to go to My Tickets, then under some exceptions (with proof of ID) the Box Office can ‘remove’ the wristband from their order via Eventbrite Organizer.
You can visit the wristband a href="registration.html">registration page, login as the same Eventbrite user that was used during first-time registration, and choose “Manage Registration”. There is an option to change which card is linked, and an option to change your PIN number.
The pin you chose is stored securely, so if you forget your pin you will need to create a new one. You can visit the wristband registration URL, login as the same Eventbrite user that was used during first-time registration, and choose “Manage Registration”. There is an option to change the pin number.
Sorry, you cannot re-register a wristband. You will need a new wristband to register under your name and card. Visit the Box Office to see if they will provide them with a new wristband.
You will need to contact their bank to understand why your card was declined, like with any other declined card purchase. If your want to try and load a different credit/debit card to your wristband, you can do so by visiting the wristband registration page, login as the same Eventbrite user that was used during first-time registration, and choose “Manage Registration”. There is an option to change which card is linked for cashless.
No, multi-day passes are shipped as ONE wristband and are only valid for one attendee.
If you choose to link a credit or debit card with your wristband before the event, you will be able to purchase beer, wine, water, soda and merchandise just by tapping the wristband at the payment point. There will be some food options to purchase with your wristband, and we recommend having cash or a card with you to fully enjoy all the food the festival has to offer.
Click here for instructions. You will be able to update your shipping address until 4/15/17.
Our onsite box office will be able to issue you a new one day of show. There’s a $20 replacement fee and we require a photo ID so we can verify that you are the original purchaser.
The entire site is ADA accessible. ADA restrooms are also available. ASL interpreters are only available upon request. Feel free to reach out to our ADA services team with any questions: ADA@bostoncalling.com
Please find full details about all of ticket type on our tickets page.
Non-professional film and digital cameras
(1) Factory-sealed bottle of water (non-glass container)
A small clear plastic bag (no backpacks are allowed inside the festival)
Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to purchase alcohol
Cigarettes, Cigars, Lighters or Tabaco of any kind – Boston Calling is a No Smoking Festival. Due to the composition of some of the fields, cigarettes will not be permitted on site and will be confiscated.
Large bags/backpacks (bags can be no larger than 12” x 12”)
Weapons of any kind
Professional cameras & recording devices (no SLR/DSLR or cameras with detachable lenses)
Squirt guns, misters, spray bottles, etc
Laser pens and similar focused-light devices
Chairs / Strollers
Cans, canteens, flasks (empty water bottles will be allowed)
Bicycles, scooters, personal motorized vehicles
Sleeping bags (no overnight camping)
Any container of liquid other than 1 factory sealed bottle of water
Totem poles or flag sticks
Fake IDs – they will be confiscated and your wristband will be cut without refund.
We suggest preparing for the event as follows:
Dress in cool, lightweight clothing
Lather up in sunscreen, the shade is limited to smaller parts of the festival grounds
Bring a hat
Wear comfy shoes
Stay hydrated! Drink water before you get to the event and enjoy the beverage offerings of the many vendors at the festival.
Many ATMs will be located around the festival grounds.
We are excited to feature a tremendous variety of food choices this year including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options from over thirty food vendors, with a full food lineup announce coming soon. Samuel Adams, Miller Lite, Angry Orchard, and Henry’s Hard Soda will be featured in all beer vending areas as well as in the VIP section. There will be a specially curated craft beer garden serving all kinds of local and rare beer offerings. Beer and wine will be available to those who are 21+. Please make sure to bring proper ID and grab a wristband from one of the ID Check tents by the main entrance.
Festival t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, limited edition festival posters, hats, and many other items will be sold at the main merchandise stand. Artist merchandise will also be available there. Limited event merchandise is available before the festival so check by clicking the Shop link above.
If you are interested in being considered, please email us with your company/business name, full contact and company information, and detailed information on the food items and dishes you would like to sell.
Email us with your full info and someone from our team will be in touch soon after!
If your company is interested in supporting or participating at the festival, please email us with as much info as possible on your company, as well as your contact info, and one of our partnership representatives will be in touch shortly.
In the event a single day or multiple days of the festival are cancelled, ticket holders will be notified of cancellation and refund policy. Artist lineup is subject to change including in the event of weather.
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