The legendary R&B star Janelle Monae announced Tuesday morning that she will be unable to perform at this year’s Boston Calling Music Festival due to a scheduling conflict. However, the festival has already announced that the indie-rockers of Chrvches will replace her.
“Sadly, due to a scheduling conflict, I am unable to perform at 2019 Boston Calling,” Monae said in a statement. “All my love to my fandroids, and best of luck to the Boston Calling organizers on a sure to be amazing festival.”
Boston Calling is set to run from May 24 to 26 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Boston. Monae was set to perform on Friday, May 24; this would have been her first time performing at the festival.
The festival announced in a tweet that they’ve added Chrvches to their Friday lineup. Chrvches, the trio hailing from Scotland, are best-known for 2013’s “Mother We Share” and 2015’s “Leave A Trace.” With lead vocalist Lauren Eve Mayberry’s unique vocals and syth-pop beats, the group has made a name for themselves in the industry, scoring a spot at this year’s Coachella while on their Love Is Dead Tour.
This year’s festival will include performances from headlining artists Tame Impala, Twenty One Pilots, and Travis Scott. Other acts like Greta Van Fleet, Odesza, Hozier, Mitski, Princess Nokia, Logic, and Brandi Carlile are set to make an appearance during the three-day event.
Three-day and single day passes are still available for this year’s festival. Grab your tickets here.