Box Office Opens: 12:00 pm
Gates Open: 2:30 pm
Music Ends: 11:00 pm
Box Office Opens: 11:00 am
Gates Open: 12:00 pm
Music Ends: 11:00 pm
Lineup and set times are subject to change.
All ages welcome. Children under 10 are free.
In and outs allowed throughout the day with your festival wristband.
See the Festival grounds HERE
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, any ride-share service, 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
What happens if it rains?
Boston Calling is a rain or shine event.
What is Boston Calling Music Festival?
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 25, 26, & 27, 2018. The event will provide easy access to all performance areas, incredible concessions, indoor performances and many surprises to be announced. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free.
When and where is it held?
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 25, 26 & 27
Where: Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston Massachusetts
Will I get a ticket mailed or emailed to me?
No tickets will be issued for this event. All attendees will receive RFID wristbands mailed to the address provided on your Front Gate Ticketing order or picked up onsite at our Box office (for international orders only). Please see Box Office hours above.
If I am picking up my wristband onsite what will I need to show at the Box Office?
Please bring a photo ID (license, passport) for pickup at the Box Office.
I purchased a 3-day pass. Will I receive 3 wristbands?
No, multi-day passes are shipped as ONE wristband and are only valid for one attendee, all three days.
What can I purchase with my RFID wristband?
For the speediest festival experience, we HIGHLY recommend linking a credit or debit card with your wristband before the event. You will be able to purchase food, beer, wine, water, soda and merchandise just by tapping the wristband at the payment point.
I need to update my mailing address for my RFID wristband shipment.
Click here for instructions. You will be able to update your shipping address until 4/15/18.
I lost / damaged my RFID wristband. How can I get a new one?
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.
Is the Festival accessible to people with disabilities?
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
What are the differences between General Admission (GA), VIP and Platinum passes?
Please find full details about all ticket types on our tickets page.
What should I bring to the Festival?
Sunscreen (non aerosol)
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
The following items are prohibited:
Cigarettes, Cigars, Lighters or Tobacco 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.
Any tips on preparation for a day at Boston Calling Music Festival?
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. You are welcome to bring a factory sealed water bottle or an empty beverage container.
Are there ATMs available if I run low on cash?
Many ATMs will be located around the festival grounds.
What will be available in the food/beer areas?
We are excited to feature a tremendous variety of food choices this year including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options from over forty food vendors, with a full food lineup announce coming soon.
Will you have merchandise for sale?
Festival t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and hats from our friends at 47 Brand, limited edition festival posters 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 out our 47 Brand online store here.
How can I apply for press credentials?
Email us with your full info and someone from our team will be in touch soon after!
How can my company become a Partner?
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.
What happens if the event is cancelled?
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.
BUY TICKETS IN GROUPS AND SAVE!
Get a group of 10 or more guests and buy in one order to save up to 20% off. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW CAN I WORK AT THE FESTIVAL?
Thanks for your interest in joining the team, our work program is currently full.