Boston Calling Music Festival will celebrate its 10th edition in 2019, and although the fest just took place last weekend, next year’s show has already been announced.
The festival will take place Memorial Day Weekend 2019 from Friday May 24 through Sunday May 26. For the third year, Boston Calling will commence at Harvard’s Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts. Tomorrow, a limited number of pre-sale three-day passes will be available at 10 a.m. EST. Price points include: three-day admission passes for $210, three-day VIP for $510 and three-day Platinum passes for $1,010. Single-day passes will be released later on.
Fans can expect the festival’s 2019 line-up early next year.
This year’s festival, which just took place last weekend, was a major upgrade from previous years. It included a new layout, five stages, more food and drink options, film programming by Natalie Portman, and an array of activities on the grounds. Headliners The Killers, Jack White, and Eminem took the stage throughout the weekend. As always, the festival kept the lineup diverse, showcasing an eclectic group of musicians to fit the audience’s separate music tastes. Big-name artists like Paramore, The National, and Khalid performed, while up-and-coming artists like Weakened Friends, Citizen, and Belly were featured.
Since its debut in 2013, Boston Calling has hosted huge acts like Mumford & Sons, Weezer, Sia, Alt-J, Lorde, Vampire Weekend, and Kendrick Lamar. Crowd sizes doubled to around 40,000 in 2017 after the location change, and this year’s IKEA addition was a pleasant surprise. The Swedish furtniture store provided the dance music aspect to the festival, with a pop-up stage hosting DJs and comforable hammocks and chairs for guests.
“The Ikea installation and dance party that took place all weekend, that’s something the audience fell in love with and was like a little hidden gem of a festival,” festival producer Brian Appel of Crash Line Productions told the Cambridge Day. “That’s something we want to develop further.”
Visit Boston Calling’s website to find more information about the 2019 festival and to purchase pre-sale passes.
Last Updated on May 31, 2018 by Olivia Perreault