When and where is the festival?

When: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
May 27 – 29, 2022

Where: Harvard Athletic Complex,
65 N Harvard St, Allston MA

FESTIVAL HOURS
Box Office: 12:00PM
Gates Open: 1:00PM
Music Ends: 10:45PM

How do I get to the festival?

Main Entrance is located at 65 N. Harvard St., Allston, MA and we recommend taking the T (Red Line) to the Harvard Square station. There is no parking available on site.

Check out our transportation page for more info.

What happens if it rains?

Boston Calling is a rain or shine event. In the event of anticipated severe weather the festival will communicate any schedule adjustments via all social media channels and our official festival app.

What is Boston Calling Music Festival?

Boston Calling Music Festival is a multi-day, multi-stage, outdoor festival featuring the biggest and best acts in live music, DJs, visual arts, and more. It is held at Harvard’s Athletic Complex in Allston, MA on Memorial Day weekend. 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.

What can I bring to the Festival?
  • Sunscreen (non aerosol)
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Non-professional film and digital cameras
  • (1) Factory-sealed bottle of water (non-glass container, up to 1 gallon in size) or empty hydration pack*
    • * CamelBak-style water bladder systems are allowed empty into the Event Site, however the water bladders themselves must be capable of being removed from the carrier and must be transparent enough to allow security to visually inspect the empty bladder.
  • Factory-sealed snacks
  • Bags smaller than 12×12 (fanny packs, small purses, etc)
  • Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to purchase alcohol
  • Comfortable footwear (shoes or sandals must be worn to enter festival grounds)
What items are prohibited from the Festival?

All patrons are subject to search upon entry every time you enter the festival grounds.  Please note all items that are confiscated or voluntarily surrendered WILL NOT be held or returned.

  • Drugs, drug paraphernalia or illegal substances of any kind
  • 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.  This includes Juul’s & Vape pens
  • Outside food with exception of personal sized, factory-sealed snacks
  • Large bags/ large backpacks (bags can be no larger than 12” x 12”)
  • Weapons of any kind (or anything deemed a weapon by security)
  • Professional cameras & recording devices (no SLR/DSLR or cameras with detachable lenses)
  • Illegal substances
  • Squirt guns, misters, spray bottles, etc
  • Laser pens and similar focused-light devices
  • Chairs / Strollers
  • Cans, canteens, flasks, glass bottles (EMPTY water bottles/hydration backpacks will be allowed)
  • Pets (only approved service dogs)
  • Bicycles, scooters, personal motorized vehicles
  • Musical instruments
  • Sleeping bags, tarps, or blankets (no overnight camping)
  • Umbrellas
  • Any container of liquid other than 1 factory sealed bottle of water (plastic only)
  • Totem poles or flag sticks
  • Walkie Talkies
  • 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
  • Sunglasses
  • Lather up in sunscreen, the shade is limited to smaller parts of the festival grounds
  • Bring a hat
  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Leave the cash at home and bring a credit card or register your wristband for cashless
    • We will have a cash exchange location located at our info booth where you can pay cash and cash equivalent credits loaded on to your wristband.  Please make sure to visit the info booth at the end of the night to receive funds back for any remaining balances.

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 (non-glass) beverage container / hydration backpack to use at our free water refill station.

What forms of payment will you accept at the festival?

Credit cards and pre registered wristbands will be accepted at all vendor locations. We will have a cash exchange location located at our info booth where you can pay cash, and cash equivalent credits will be loaded on to your wristband.  Please make sure to visit the info booth for full details.

Will you have lockers available?

Yes! Lockers will be available as a safe & secure place to store your belongings while at the festival.  For your convenience, we will have lockers available both inside and outside of the festival. Reserve yours in advance here.

Will you have portable chargers available?

Portable chargers will be available through our sponsor/partner, Electric Standard Co.  Reserve your battery ahead of time to pick-up at the Electric Standard booth on-site, and receive an online discount of $5 CLICK HERE

Will you have merchandise for sale?

Festival t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, hats, limited edition festival posters and many other items will be sold at the main merchandise stand. Artist merchandise will also be available there.

Where should I stay?

The festival grounds is easily accessible from any of Boston’s many hotels.  For closest proximity, we recommend staying in the Cambridge / Allston areas.

Media questions?

For any media inquiries, please email our Boston Calling press team.

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.

How can I work at the festival?

Join our street team – Apply here

Work at the festival – Apply here

When and where is the festival?

When: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
May 27 – 29, 2022

Where: Harvard Athletic Complex,
65 N Harvard St, Allston MA

FESTIVAL HOURS
Box Office: 12:00PM
Gates Open: 1:00PM
Music Ends: 10:45PM

Will you have portable chargers available?

Portable chargers will be available through our sponsor/partner, Electric Standard Co.  Reserve your battery ahead of time to pick-up at the Electric Standard booth on-site, and receive an online discount of $5 CLICK HERE

How do I get to the festival?

Main Entrance is located at 65 N. Harvard St., Allston, MA and we recommend taking the T (Red Line) to the Harvard Square station. There is no parking available on site.

Check out our transportation page for more info.

What happens if it rains?

Boston Calling is a rain or shine event. In the event of anticipated severe weather the festival will communicate any schedule adjustments via all social media channels and our official festival app.

Will you have merchandise for sale?

Festival t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, hats, limited edition festival posters and many other items will be sold at the main merchandise stand. Artist merchandise will also be available there.

What is Boston Calling Music Festival?

Boston Calling Music Festival is a multi-day, multi-stage, outdoor festival featuring the biggest and best acts in live music, DJs, visual arts, and more. It is held at Harvard’s Athletic Complex in Allston, MA on Memorial Day weekend. 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.

Where should I stay?

The festival grounds is easily accessible from any of Boston’s many hotels.  For closest proximity, we recommend staying in the Cambridge / Allston areas.

What can I bring to the Festival?
  • Sunscreen (non aerosol)
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Non-professional film and digital cameras
  • (1) Factory-sealed bottle of water (non-glass container, up to 1 gallon in size) or empty hydration pack*
    • * CamelBak-style water bladder systems are allowed empty into the Event Site, however the water bladders themselves must be capable of being removed from the carrier and must be transparent enough to allow security to visually inspect the empty bladder.
  • Factory-sealed snacks
  • Bags smaller than 12×12 (fanny packs, small purses, etc)
  • Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to purchase alcohol
  • Comfortable footwear (shoes or sandals must be worn to enter festival grounds)
Media questions?

For any media inquiries, please email our Boston Calling press team.

What items are prohibited from the Festival?

All patrons are subject to search upon entry every time you enter the festival grounds.  Please note all items that are confiscated or voluntarily surrendered WILL NOT be held or returned.

  • Drugs, drug paraphernalia or illegal substances of any kind
  • 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.  This includes Juul’s & Vape pens
  • Outside food with exception of personal sized, factory-sealed snacks
  • Large bags/ large backpacks (bags can be no larger than 12” x 12”)
  • Weapons of any kind (or anything deemed a weapon by security)
  • Professional cameras & recording devices (no SLR/DSLR or cameras with detachable lenses)
  • Illegal substances
  • Squirt guns, misters, spray bottles, etc
  • Laser pens and similar focused-light devices
  • Chairs / Strollers
  • Cans, canteens, flasks, glass bottles (EMPTY water bottles/hydration backpacks will be allowed)
  • Pets (only approved service dogs)
  • Bicycles, scooters, personal motorized vehicles
  • Musical instruments
  • Sleeping bags, tarps, or blankets (no overnight camping)
  • Umbrellas
  • Any container of liquid other than 1 factory sealed bottle of water (plastic only)
  • Totem poles or flag sticks
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Fake IDs – they will be confiscated and your wristband will be cut without refund.
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.

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
  • Sunglasses
  • Lather up in sunscreen, the shade is limited to smaller parts of the festival grounds
  • Bring a hat
  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Leave the cash at home and bring a credit card or register your wristband for cashless
    • We will have a cash exchange location located at our info booth where you can pay cash and cash equivalent credits loaded on to your wristband.  Please make sure to visit the info booth at the end of the night to receive funds back for any remaining balances.

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 (non-glass) beverage container / hydration backpack to use at our free water refill station.

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.

What forms of payment will you accept at the festival?

Credit cards and pre registered wristbands will be accepted at all vendor locations. We will have a cash exchange location located at our info booth where you can pay cash, and cash equivalent credits will be loaded on to your wristband.  Please make sure to visit the info booth for full details.

How can I work at the festival?

Join our street team – Apply here

Work at the festival – Apply here

Will you have lockers available?

Yes! Lockers will be available as a safe & secure place to store your belongings while at the festival.  For your convenience, we will have lockers available both inside and outside of the festival. Reserve yours in advance here.

I rolled over my tickets from 2020 to 2022. Do I need to do anything?

If you bought tickets for our 2020 festival and opted to rollover, your tickets will automatically be transferred to our 2022 festival. Check out bostoncalling.com/rollover for more details on rollover credits.

What are the differences between General Admission (GA), VIP and Platinum passes?

Please find full details about all ticket types on our tickets page.

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). Wristbands ship in early May.

FESTIVAL HOURS
Box Office: 12:00PM
Gates Open: 1:00PM
Music Ends: 10:45PM

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, three day passes are shipped as ONE wristband and are only valid for one attendee, all three days.

Can I buy passes on Craigslist, StubHub or any other 3rd party seller?

Only wristbands purchased through Boston Calling ticketing website are guaranteed to be authentic.  Each festival, dozens of attendees are turned away at entry due to an invalid pass.  In almost all cases it was counterfeit or already used and purchased from a third party.  Our box office can’t provide assistance to anyone but the original purchaser and they must have a valid photo ID that matches the order name.  If you want to be sure of no issues, always buy your tickets from bostoncalling.com/tickets

 

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.  Register for cashless here.

When will wristbands be shipped?

All wristbands begin shipping in late April. You will receive your wristbands in your mailbox within 1-3 weeks before the festival. You will receive an email from Front Gate Tickets with your tracking number once your package ships. If you do not receive your wristbands in the mail before the event you will be able to pick them up at the Box Office. Please be sure to bring a government issued ID with you to pick up your wristband at the Box Office.  Check out our registration page once you receive your wristband.

How can I update my shipping address?

You can update your shipping address on the Tickets page until the cutoff date when shipping begins. If you aren’t available at the shipping address you provided and don’t have a different address, you can cancel the shipment by calling 1-888- 512-SHOW and pick up your replacement wristband at the event in Will Call. If you can’t receive the package after it’s been shipped to the provided address, please proceed to Will Call with a copy of your original order confirmation email and a photo ID. We’ll get you set up. In all cases, shipping fees are non-refundable.

Click here for instructions.

I received my tracking information but I never received my wristband?

Shipping Status is not updated in the ticket buyer’s account. An email, with tracking will be sent by Front Gate when the order is shipped. Call Front Gate’s Support team at 1-888- 512-SHOW to have your tickets moved to will call.

I rolled over my tickets from 2020 to 2022. Do I need to do anything?

If you bought tickets for our 2020 festival and opted to rollover, your tickets will automatically be transferred to our 2022 festival. Check out bostoncalling.com/rollover for more details on rollover credits.

Can I buy passes on Craigslist, StubHub or any other 3rd party seller?

Only wristbands purchased through Boston Calling ticketing website are guaranteed to be authentic.  Each festival, dozens of attendees are turned away at entry due to an invalid pass.  In almost all cases it was counterfeit or already used and purchased from a third party.  Our box office can’t provide assistance to anyone but the original purchaser and they must have a valid photo ID that matches the order name.  If you want to be sure of no issues, always buy your tickets from bostoncalling.com/tickets

 

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 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.  Register for cashless here.

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). Wristbands ship in early May.

FESTIVAL HOURS
Box Office: 12:00PM
Gates Open: 1:00PM
Music Ends: 10:45PM

When will wristbands be shipped?

All wristbands begin shipping in late April. You will receive your wristbands in your mailbox within 1-3 weeks before the festival. You will receive an email from Front Gate Tickets with your tracking number once your package ships. If you do not receive your wristbands in the mail before the event you will be able to pick them up at the Box Office. Please be sure to bring a government issued ID with you to pick up your wristband at the Box Office.  Check out our registration page once you receive your wristband.

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.

How can I update my shipping address?

You can update your shipping address on the Tickets page until the cutoff date when shipping begins. If you aren’t available at the shipping address you provided and don’t have a different address, you can cancel the shipment by calling 1-888- 512-SHOW and pick up your replacement wristband at the event in Will Call. If you can’t receive the package after it’s been shipped to the provided address, please proceed to Will Call with a copy of your original order confirmation email and a photo ID. We’ll get you set up. In all cases, shipping fees are non-refundable.

Click here for instructions.

I purchased a 3-day pass. Will I receive 3 wristbands?

No, three day passes are shipped as ONE wristband and are only valid for one attendee, all three days.

I received my tracking information but I never received my wristband?

Shipping Status is not updated in the ticket buyer’s account. An email, with tracking will be sent by Front Gate when the order is shipped. Call Front Gate’s Support team at 1-888- 512-SHOW to have your tickets moved to will call.

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 with any questions and someone from our ADA services team will get back to you soon: ada@bostoncalling.com

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 with any questions and someone from our ADA services team will get back to you soon: ada@bostoncalling.com

Health / Safety

Based on current government guidelines, guests are not required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or wear a mask, in order to attend Boston Calling. Government mandates, venue protocols and event requirements are subject to change, so be sure to continue to check back here for the latest information prior to the festival.

Please be aware of your surroundings and if you see something, say something. Lock up all valuables in a locker and stay close to friends. Keep yourself hydrated all weekend long and take advantage of our water refill stations.

Will there be designated nursing locations?

Nursing or pumping moms are welcome to come by our information tent located close to the main entrance arch. Privacy stations will be available and the staff working at our info tent can provide you with locations.

Sexual Harassment

Boston Calling has a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind. It is our philosophy that our guests should be able to enjoy our event in a safe and non-threatening environment.

Boston Calling has a policy requiring that action be taken should anyone appear to be in an unsafe situation and to investigate and resolve all reports of harassment that occur at our event. Employees, vendors, artists and guests are encouraged to report any interaction that makes them uncomfortable in any way.

Guests should report any allegations of harassment to the nearest event staff.

Health / Safety

Based on current government guidelines, guests are not required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or wear a mask, in order to attend Boston Calling. Government mandates, venue protocols and event requirements are subject to change, so be sure to continue to check back here for the latest information prior to the festival.

Please be aware of your surroundings and if you see something, say something. Lock up all valuables in a locker and stay close to friends. Keep yourself hydrated all weekend long and take advantage of our water refill stations.

Sexual Harassment

Boston Calling has a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind. It is our philosophy that our guests should be able to enjoy our event in a safe and non-threatening environment.

Boston Calling has a policy requiring that action be taken should anyone appear to be in an unsafe situation and to investigate and resolve all reports of harassment that occur at our event. Employees, vendors, artists and guests are encouraged to report any interaction that makes them uncomfortable in any way.

Guests should report any allegations of harassment to the nearest event staff.

Will there be designated nursing locations?

Nursing or pumping moms are welcome to come by our information tent located close to the main entrance arch. Privacy stations will be available and the staff working at our info tent can provide you with locations.