Boston Calling Music Festival is a Boston-based music festival that takes place twice a year, May and September, attracting 20-22,000 fans with each edition. It first debuted in May, 2013. Such outlets as Rolling Stone and The Boston Globe have praised Boston Calling for its versatile lineup and its quality of production. It was also named one of the Top 10 Festivals in the U.S. by Consequence of Sound.
Boston’s Calling’s line-up is co-curated by Aaron Dessner of The National. Performers of past Boston Callings have included The National, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Of Monsters and Men, Fun., Kendrick Lamar, Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, Modest Mouse, Airborne Toxic Event, and Lake Street Dive.
Set on a hill in Downtown Boston and with the city’s skyline as its backdrop, Boston Calling calls City Hall Plaza home. There are two performance stages, with non-overlapping sets, a festival-wide beer experiences, and a food pavilion. Boston Calling is produced by Crash Line Productions, a Boston-based entertainment production company which also produces Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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