Field Guide: Boston Calling Music Festival, Spring 2017


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Boston Calling Music Festival returns this weekend (May 26, 27, 28), and there’s a lot going on. The three-day music and arts festival boasts its most impressive performer lineup in its four-year history, with an expanded food and drink offering all stretched out over a new location at the Harvard Athletic Complex. After seven fests at City Hall plaza in downtown Boston, the party shifts to the open acreage of Lower Allston, upgrading its overall layout from a condensed six acres surrounded by buildings to about 17 acres along the Charles River. We’ve been covering the news of this expanded and enhanced Boston Calling since organizers held meetings with Allston officials last fall, so here’s a quick recap and rundown of where we stand today at the Boston Calling gates set to swing open this afternoon. To recap all our Boston Calling coverage, click here.

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Who is playing?

As usual, the biggest draw of Boston Calling is its lineups. Previous fests packed roughly 20 bands over two days at the concrete enclave of City Hall Plaza, but with its move to the 17-acre Harvard Athletic Complex site, and making Friday its own full day of performances (rather than just a nighttime warm-up, like previous years), this year’s lineup boasts 45 bands and artists and 13 comedians. Headliners are Chance The Rapper (Friday), Mumford & Sons (Saturday), and Tool (Sunday), with Hannibal Buress hosting the laughs. It’s a lot to take in, so check out the lineup broken down by day below (scroll on for set times).

BstonCalling 2017 Updated May 25

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