Exactly one week from today, Boston Calling Music Festival will open it’s gates kicking off the 2017 edition of one of the most popular events in the City of Boston. This year the festival has moved it’s location to the athletic fields at Harvard University in lower Allston. The festival lineup is absolutely stacked and rock and metal are well represented. Bands such as TOOL, Converge, PUP, The Hotelier, Cage the Elephant, Piebald, Weezer, Car Seat Headrest and much more give rock fans a lot of reasons to be there. You can check out the full schedule for the festival HERE
The new festival location is vastly different from the downtown setting in previous years, but still very easy to get to. The easiest way is via Boston’s MBTA Redline and the festival is located near the Harvard Square stop. The 66 and 86 MBTA bus routes also pass right by festival grounds. There is very limited parking in Harvard Sq. at ProPark lots and you can reserve spots ahead of time via their website here. For a full breakdown of getting to the festival, the folks at Boston Calling have provided this handy video:
This year the festival is also introducing RFID technology in the wristbands, allowing fans to go cashless. If you already have your writstband you can register it HERE and set up cashless payment.
The festival will feature 3 stage of music, as well as a comedy stage this year and you can check out the festival map right here.
For our picks on who you should see on each day of the festival, you can re-vist our previous article from last moth HERE
The festival is also located very close to Harvard Sq, where there are dozens of options for food and drinks and shopping, to check out whats in Harvard Square head HERE