Live Now: The Boston Calling Interactive Lineup

3 . 14 . 2018

Favorite your must-see artists, access their Spotify playlist, and share, share, share.

It’s the age-old dilemma: when you have a festival as jam-packed with incredible talent as Boston Calling, how do you narrow down the list of who you want to see perform?

We’re here to help. In advance of set times being released in early May, we’ve launched the interactive Boston Calling lineup, where you can select and save your favorites, discover new artists you’ll want to add to your schedule, and share it all with your friends. Here’s how it works:

Access the interactive lineup. Go to the interactive lineup page on or the lineup section on the free Boston Calling app, which you can for iOS or Android for free.

Personalize your experience. Logging in with Facebook allows you to save and share your schedule.

Browse the artists. View artists by day, alphabetically, or by headliners. Favorite your no-brainers, and check out some of the artists, curated by the Boston Calling team, you may not have heard of before.

Discover new music. Each artist has a custom Spotify playlist on their interactive lineup page. Want to go deeper with some of your favorites, or check out artists you haven’t heard in the past? We have you covered on content.

Save your favorites. You’ll want to be prepared to make some hard decisions when set times are released (this is a good problem to have!). Creating your list of favorite artists now will prepare you for the inevitable friendly arguments about who you and your crew absolutely must see.

Share with your friends. You can email your list of favorites, along with the days they’re playing, to your friends right from the lineup. Get first-mover advantage by putting your must-sees out there before they do!

So what are you waiting for? The interactive lineup is live now on and in the Boston Calling app, which you can download for iOS or Android for free. Have fun, and we’ll see you in May!

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.

New Comedian Added!

2 . 14 . 2018

David Cross is known for his stand up performances as well starring in Arrested Development and HBO hit series, Mr. Show.

Boston Calling 2018 Lineup

1 . 8 . 2018

Improving your Boston Calling experience for 2018

12 . 8 . 2017

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.

Boston Calling at Harvard

1 . 12 . 2017