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Boston Calling 2023

MAY 26-28, 2023


Coming off a year fraught with COVID cancellations and emergency evacuations, Boston Calling is returning to Beantown with a reputation to redeem.

Thirteen years since its inception, Boston Calling has made a name as the state’s largest music festival, bringing marquee names like Eminem, Lorde, Travis Scott and Twenty One Pilots to the Northeast. The festival had somewhat of a disastrous 2022 run though, with its three headliners and one replacement headliner all dropping out of the performance. Nine Inch Nails stepped in, only for the massive crowds to get escorted out of the grounds due to an emergency weather evacuation midday.

Now, Boston Calling is searching for redemption with a star-studded lineup featuring Paramore, Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, Niall Horan and Maren Morris. In between the four stages, you can expect a lineup of food and brew, from slow-cooked barbecue to beers, and life-sized games scattered across the grounds. Take a selfie with the festival mascot, an absurdly large — and dapper — Boston Terrier or look at the city skyline atop the 100 foot Ferris Wheel. 

Despite its setbacks, Boston Calling has been deemed a “must-see music festival.” At its heart, Boston Calling is a microcosm of its city: rich with good music and food, a little too large for its size and unabashedly loud.

The Specs

  • Around 40,000 people attend annually.
  • Tickets are available for GA, GA Plus, VIP and Platinum.
  • 1-day GA tickets cost $195, and 3-day GA tickets cost $410. 
  • See more ticket pricing at the rest of the tiers here.

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BY Riya Misra