Boston Calling 2019

BOSTON CALLING MUSIC FESTIVAL
CELEBRATING ITS 10th EDITION

TWENTY ONE PILOTS, TRAVIS SCOTT,
AND TAME IMPALA TO HEADLINE

ALSO FEATURING ODESZA, LOGIC, GRETA VAN FLEET, 
ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS, HOZIER, 
JANELLE MONÁE, BRANDI CARLILE, LORD HURON,
CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS, BIG RED MACHINE,
AND MANY MORE

THE ANNUAL THREE-DAY FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT
THE HARVARD ATHLETIC COMPLEX IN ALLSTON, MA
MAY 24 – MAY 26, 2019

 

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Boston, MA – Boston Calling, the internationally acclaimed music festival and locally growing tradition, is celebrating its 10th edition this year. The festival is set to take place at Harvard Athletic Complex on Memorial Day weekend, May 24 – 26, 2019. Boston Calling presents over 55 musical acts from musicians, bands, and comedians performing across four stages. Headlined by Twenty One Pilots (Friday), Tame Impala (Saturday), and Travis Scott (Sunday), the festival’s musical lineup represents multiple genres created for a fun and diverse audience. Beyond the musical landscape, the festival’s indoor stage will come alive showcasing an all-star lineup of comedy headlined by Michael Che, Jenny Slate, and Fred Armisen. Overall, the lineup boasts four 2019 Grammy award winners including Anderson .Paak, Brandi Carlile, Greta Van Fleet and Mura Masa. In a unique collaboration, the festival will also see stunning performances from Boston Ballet, one of the world’s most renowned dance companies.

Friday’s music performances at Boston Calling will celebrate classic rock revival, funk, indie pop, and hip-hop with Janelle Monáe, Christine and The Queens, and Black Star (Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli). Among the artists performing on Saturday are electronic powerhouse Odesza, blues inspired Hozier, King Princess, and the exciting and experimental collaboration between musicians Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National – Big Red Machine. Helping to close out the festival on Sunday will be Logic, Sheck Wes, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Marina, and Boston’s own Guster.

Boston Calling would not be complete without its comedy and entertainment lineup, featuring several all-star comedians and dancers performing in the festival’s indoor arena. On Friday, Saturday Night Live veteran Fred Armisen and Boston hometown favorite Sam Jay will perform. On Saturday, the arena will host the wildly popular Jenny Slate while Michael Che, current co-host of SNL’s Weekend Update, and fellow SNL cast member Melissa Villaseñor will keep the laughs going on Sunday.  Grammy winning singer-songwriter and spoken word star Imogen Heap, along with Boston Ballet, one of the world’s most iconic dance companies, will both perform in the arena on both Saturday and Sunday. Local comedian Lamont Price will take to the mic all three days.

Consistently expanding the parameters of what a music festival should offer, Boston Calling has teamed up with one of the most well-respected and beloved dance companies in the world, Boston Ballet, to plan a series of scheduled performances throughout the festival weekend.

Boston Calling’s 2019 day-to-day lineup is as follows (lineup and artists are subject to change). Performance times are to be announced.

Friday May 24, 2019

Twenty One Pilots

Greta Van Fleet

Janelle Monáe

Lord Huron

Christine and The Queens

Black Star (Yasiin Bey & Talib Kweli)

Tank and The Bangas

Mura Masa

Yaeji

Gang of Youths

Turnstile

Pale Waves

Naeem

Adia Victoria

Arena:

Fred Armisen

Sam Jay

Lamont Price

Saturday May 25, 2019

Tame Impala

ODESZA

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

Hozier

Big Red Machine

King Princess

Mitski

Clairo

Denzel Curry

Princess Nokia

Young Fathers

Superorganism

Shame

Pile

White Reaper

Sasha Sloan

Dessa

Sidney Gish

Arena:

Jenny Slate

Imogen Heap

Boston Ballet

Marina Franklin

Lamont Price

 

Sunday May 26, 2019

Travis Scott

Logic

Brandi Carlile

Sheck Wes

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Marina

Guster

Chromeo (DJ Set)

Snakehips

Snail Mail

SOB x RBE

Ravyn Lenae

Cautious Clay

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Kilo Kish

SKEGSS

Easy Life

Arena:

Michael Che

Imogen Heap

Boston Ballet

Melissa Villaseñor

Lamont Price

Images of 2019 Boston Calling artists and highlight images from the previous nine festivals can be found here.

Further details on Boston Calling’s visual art, as well as more information about the festival’s food and drink components, will be shared in the coming months.

Boston Calling is proud to have Delta Air Lines, Samuel Adams, Miller Lite, JBL, Barefoot Wine, 47 Brand, and Vans as sponsors for this year’s festival.

TICKETS

 

TIER 2 – SINGLE DAY PASSES

General Admission Passes will be available for a limited time for $114; these tickets offer access to a variety of acts across four stages, admission to daily comedy and entertainment in the arena, access to dozens of food vendors, a wide selection of craft beer and wine offerings, an array of fun outdoor games and attractions, sponsor exhibits, and more surprises to be announced. Pricing of $109 per ticket is only available for a limited time.

VIP Passes will be available for $229; these tickets offer a dedicated fast pass entrance to the festival, premium viewing areas at each outdoor stage, access to an onsite VIP staff and an exclusive 20,000 square foot VIP Lounge featuring expanded beverage options including a full bar, comfortable lounge seating, and private air-conditioned restrooms. Pricing of $219 per ticket is only available for a limited time.

Platinum VIP Passes will be available for $629; these offer all VIP amenities plus access to a platinum viewing experience featuring incredible elevated views of the two main stages, a premium food & beverage package that includes a full specially priced bar featuring beer, wine and craft cocktails; complimentary daily gourmet bites throughout the day and complimentary soft drinks, water and other non-alcoholic options; a complimentary on-site parking pass for each day (one pass per transaction) and access to the exclusive gifting suite, featuring complimentary festival and partner merchandise exclusively available to platinum attendees each day. Pricing of $619 per ticket is only available for a limited time.

TIER 2 – THREE DAY PASSES

General Admission Three-Day Passes are available for $279; these tickets offer access to more than 55 acts across four stages, admission to all comedy and entertainment in the arena, access to dozens of food vendors, a wide selection of craft beer and wine offerings, an array of fun outdoor games and attractions, sponsor exhibits, and more surprises to be announced. Prices will increase slightly as each tier level sells out.

VIP Three-Day Passes are available for $639; these offer a dedicated fast pass entrance to the festival, premium viewing areas at each outdoor stage, access to an onsite VIP staff and an exclusive 20,000 square foot VIP Lounge featuring expanded beverage options including a full bar, comfortable lounge seating, and private air-conditioned restrooms. Prices will increase slightly as each tier level sells out.

Platinum VIP Three-Day Passes are available for $1139; these offer all VIP amenities plus access to a Platinum viewing experience featuring incredible elevated views of the two main stages, a premium food & beverage package that includes a full specially priced bar featuring beer, wine and craft cocktails; complimentary daily gourmet bites throughout the day and complimentary soft drinks, water and other non-alcoholic options; a complimentary on-site parking pass for each day (one pass per transaction) and access to the exclusive gifting suite, featuring complimentary festival and partner merchandise exclusively available to platinum attendees each day. Prices will increase slightly as each tier level sells out.

Payment plans are available in increments of three for both Single Day and Three-Day Passes.

Getting There: Boston Calling is best accessed by the T on the Red Line’s Harvard Square stop; from there, it is a short walk to the festival’s main entrance.  Boston Calling will also be coordinating with taxi and rideshare programs for safe and easy pickup and drop off points. There will also be bike racks available onsite.  Onsite parking is available only to Platinum VIP package purchasers.

Boston Calling is produced by Boston Calling Events LLC (BCE) which is owned by Crash Line Productions and The Madison Square Garden Company.

Crash Line Productions is a Boston-based entertainment production company that owns and produces dozens of events each year.  Formed in 2012 by Brian Appel and Mike Snow, Boston Calling Events continues to build its event platform around Boston Calling Music Festival.

Boston Calling Events is part of The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com