Boston Calling, one of the city’s most iconic events and one of the world’s largest metropolitan music festivals has announced it’s monster line-up for 2018. The internationally acclaimed and locally grown music festival returns for its ninth edition and will take place for the second consecutive year at the Harvard Athletic Complex in on Memorial Day Weekend.
Headliners include hip-hop artist Eminem, who hasn’t performed in New England since 2005, chart toppers The Killers, and the multi-talented and 12-time Grammy award-winner Jack White, who recently announced he will release his new album, Boarding House Reach, in 2018. These juggernaut performers are small taste of what Boston Calling will deliver this year, including 54 performances from musicians, bands, and comedians across its three stages and the festival’s indoor arena.
True to form as years past, the festival has crafted a lineup that celebrates both heavy hitters and breakout stars while consistently expanding parameters of the music a festival should offer. This years lineup features Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Paramore, Tyler The Creator, Khalid, Bryson Tiller, Portugal. The Man, Fleet Foxes, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Brockhampton, Maggie Rogers, Royal Blood, Manchester Orchestra, Daniel Caesar, Thundercat, Stormzy, Pussy Riot, Julien Baker, and many more.
Local and regional acts will include Boston’s 90s alt-rock favorites Belly, indie rock trio Weakened Friends from Portland, Maine, and hip-hop up-and-comer STL GLD. Both Weakened Friends and STL GLD recently took home honors at the 2017 Boston Music Awards.
Boston Calling’s comedy and entertainment programming, held indoors at the festival’s arena, will expand with the addition of two wildly popular and politically charged podcasts: Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It. The good times will roll with star-studded comedians Jenny Slate, a Boston local, Bridgett Everett, Cameron Esposito, Tony Hinchliffe, Jo Firestone, Max Silvestri, and Martin Urbano.
A limited number of Early Bird tickets to Boston Calling are available today, Thursday, January 4, 2018, at www.bostoncalling.com and regular priced tickets will be available after Early Bird tickets sell out.
2018 Music Lineup
Queens of the Stone Age
Tyler, The Creator
Portugal The Man
Thee Oh Sees
(Sandy) Alex G
Westside Gunn & Conway
This Is The Kit
2018 Comedy & Entertainment
Pod Save America
Lovett or Leave It