Boston Calling, New England’s premier music festival, announced its 2017 lineup today. This year, Boston Calling will more than double its number of music acts with an exciting collection of 45 performances, which once again have been assembled by founding member of The National, Aaron Dessner. Metal legends Tool, folk rock giants Mumford & Sons, and red hot rapper Chance the Rapper will headline the festival.
Among the other acts on the bill are Weezer, The 1975, Cage the Elephant, Modern Baseball and many more. 2017’s lineup is far and away Boston Calling’s strongest, as well as most diverse lineup since it’s inception in 2013.
This year also marks a historic change for Boston Calling; it will be held for the first time at the fields of Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28, 2017. The new location allows Boston Calling to greatly expand as a multi-disciplinary festival: this year, in addition to its 45 act lineup performing across three outdoor stages, it will add a film experience curated by Academy Award-winning actress, producer, and director Natalie Portman, along with comprehensive food, drink, and visual arts components – details on each of these are forthcoming. A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available today, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:00am EST at www.bostoncalling.com and regular priced tickets will be available when Early Bird tickets are gone.
Artist rendering of the 2017 festival setup by Alina Daragon
“Between our location and lineup, 2017 will undoubtedly be the most exciting Boston Calling yet. We are really in awe of the support and success the festival has seen thus far, and we are more excited than ever by the future. At the same time, we remain committed to our roots and very clear on the elements that make Boston Calling so special,” said Boston Calling Events, LLC (BCE), Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Brian Appel.
Boston Calling 2017 Lineup:
Tool Mumford & Sons Chance the Rapper Bon Iver The xx Major Lazer Weezer The 1975 Sigur Rós Solange Cage the Elephant
Run the Jewels Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Tegan and Sara Brandi Carlile Sylvan Esso Majid Jordan
Flatbush Zombies Wolf Parade Mac Demarco Oh Wonder Danny Brown Piebald Frightened Rabbit
Modern Baseball Car Seat Headrest Buffalo Tom Cousin Stizz Mitski Russ Francis and the Lights Deerhoof Pup Whitney
Strand of Oaks Hiss Golden Messenger Moses Sumney Kevin Morby The Hotelier Lucy Dacus Vundabar Xylouris White Tkay Maidza Alexandra Savior Mondo Cozmo