Boston Calling

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Boston deserved a big music festival, and finally its got it. Set in the heart of Boston, the two-day Boston Calling Music Festival brings a wide variety of big acts, ranging from rock, to pop, and hip-hop. Its Boston's first big music festival and it was only started this year, with the first festival being in May this year.


The 2013 Line-up includes English vocalist Bats for Lashes, electronic group Passion Pit, recently discovered rap super-star Kendrick Lemar and hot beat producer Major Lazer.


Boston is a college town, and the audience reflects this. Although the city has a vibrant music scene, it has lacked any big festivals, so the combination of a large and young audience, with big national acts creates a vibrant and energetic atmosphere.

VIP Pass

It is possible to purchase VIP passes for either individual day or the entire weekend. These passes give exclusive entrance to the venue, access to a special VIP lounge, onsite hors d’oeuvres, and access to a private bar and restaurant.


All ages are welcome and entrance for children under the age of ten is free.

Disability Access

The plaza is wheelchair accessible, with ramps connecting the various levels. There are also disability friendly toilets.


The weather in Boston is highly variable in. In September it varies between 23 and 16 degrees on average.

What to wear

September in Boston can be rainy, check the weather and be prepared to bring a rain jacket.


A basic one day ticket is $75, a basic weekend pass is $130, the one day VIP ticket is $185 and the VIP weekend pass is $130

Site Info

The ticket office opens at 11am, and the gate opens at 12pm, the concert is expected to end at 10:30pm.

The festival is connected by several different metro lines. There is also parking nearby.

Food and Drink

It is possible to bring one sealed bottle of water into the venue. Food and drink stands will be located inside the concert gates.

Volunteer or Work

The Boston Calling website has announced that it will be possible to volunteer for the festival and that application forms will be posted online soon.

Previous line-ups

In May 2013 the line-up included Marina and the Diamonds, Fun, and Of Monsters and Men.