Boston Calling Music Festival 2017

Boston Calling Music Festival 2017

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017


Boston Calling Music Festival is a Boston-based music festival. Debuting in May 2013, Boston Calling previously took place twice a year, May and September, at City Hall Plaza. It attracted 20-22,000 fans with each edition. In May 2016, Boston Calling announced it would move to the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston in May 2017 and transition to one festival per year.[1] The new festival space will feature more music stages than in previous years and performances by stand-up comedians.

Such outlets as Rolling Stone and The Boston Globe have praised Boston Calling for its versatile lineup and its quality of production.[2] It was also named one of the Top 10 Festivals in the U.S. by Consequence of Sound.[3]

Boston's Calling's line-up is co-curated by Aaron Dessner of The National. Performers of past Boston Callings have included Sia, The National, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Of Monsters and Men, Fun., Kendrick Lamar, Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, Modest Mouse, Airborne Toxic Event, and Disclosure.

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.

The name of the festival is a reference to the phrase "London calling..." which often introduced BBC radio broadcasts during World War II.(Citation needed; Clash Song?)

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Chancelor Johnathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist[3] from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.[4][5] In 2013, he began to gain recognition following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap.[6] Apart from his solo career, he is also a member of the Chicago collective Save Money (along with frequent collaborator Vic Mensa), and has worked as the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment. They released the widely lauded album Surf in May 2015.

In May 2016, Bennett released his third mixtape Coloring Book to further critical acclaim. It earned him three Grammy awards, including for Best Rap Album. Coloring Book was the first streaming-only album to ever receive and win a Grammy nomination.[7]


Mumford & Sons are an English rock band from London, formed in 2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford (lead vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboard, piano, synthesizer), Winston Marshall (vocals, electric guitar, banjo) and Ted Dwane (vocals, bass guitar, double bass).

Mumford & Sons have released three studio albums: Sigh No More (2009), Babel (2012) and Wilder Mind (2015). Sigh No More peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 in the US, with Babel and Wilder Mind both debuting at number one in the UK and US, the former becoming the fastest-selling rock album of the decade[3][4] and leading to a headline performance at Glastonbury Festival in 2013. The band has also issued two live albums: Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire (2011) and The Road to Red Rocks (2012).

The band have won a number of music awards throughout their career, with Sigh No More earning the band the Brit Award for Best British Album in 2011 and six overall Grammy Award nominations. The live performance at the 2011 Grammy ceremony with Bob Dylan and The Avett Brothers led to a surge in popularity for the band in the US. The band received eight total Grammy nominations for Babel and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The band also won the Brit Award for Best British Group in 2013.

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A Very Important Festival Survival Kit
  –  May 30, 2017
We are well into festival season now, no matter how in denial I am about it. Coachella and Boston Calling have already passed - so sad - but we still have a lot to look forward to, like Governors Ball (June 2-4), Bonnaroo (June 8-11), Firefly (June 15-18 ...
Boston Calling 2017: Day Three
  –  May 30, 2017
That festival is massive in comparison to BC. In some ways that is not a good thing. Maybe too much festival? Boston Calling felt just right. There were some hiccups especially on the media side of things (where do we go?) that seemed to go hand-in-hand ...
Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Refers To Himself As An “Entitled Snowflake” At ‘Boston Calling’ Show
  –  May 30, 2017
Tool, etc. frontman Maynard James Keenan referred to himself as a ‘entitled snowflake’ during the band’s set this past weekend at the ‘Boston Calling‘ festival in Allston, MA. 100.7 WZLX reported that Keenan said from the stage: “As artists ...
Tool Gets Political, Calls Out ‘Snowflakes’ at Memorial Day Festival
  –  May 30, 2017
Tool closed out the three-day Boston Calling music festival just before 11:00 PM on Sunday night (May 28). Bruising, towering riffs thundered out across the crowd of thousands as a bevy of lasers filled the sky and disturbing visuals dripped down the ...
Despite rainy weather, Boston Calling 2017 did not disappoint
  –  May 30, 2017
While we obviously can’t give Boston Calling enough praise, there are flaws in our judgment because we both don’t have other music festival experiences to compare. If we’re comparing this past weekend to Green Key 2017, then Boston Calling is ...
Boston Calling 2017 Festival Review: The Top 10 Best Performances
  –  May 30, 2017
I was already creeping towards six feet before I was out of middle school, so I know a thing or two about growing pains. I wasn’t just a tall kid either, as I was gangly and awkward to boot. Getting bigger brings with it all sorts of clumsy issues, and ...
Live Review: Sunday solidifies Boston Calling’s elevation from Really Big Concert to Major Music Festival
  –  May 29, 2017
Astoundingly, they managed to keep the festival safe and comfortable without insulting ... while Tool barely cut through Boston Calling 2017’s signature audience chatter. Tool and Converge played on the same stage for crimney’s sake.
Reinvented Boston Calling makes its own moments
  –  May 29, 2017
By Jeremy D. Goodwin Globe Correspondent May 27, 2017 ALLSTON — For four years and seven iterations, Boston Calling had a very specific personality. Decidedly urban, the eclectic music festival earned the place-making of its name by turning City Hall ...
Chance The Rapper Brings The Love At Boston Calling Day One
  –  May 27, 2017
Two months after Boston Calling founder Mike Snow told us how the festival doubled in size and curated one of the best lineups of 2017, the festival finally descended on Harvard’s Athletic Complex in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the first day of three ...
Chance the Rapper Emotionally Connects With Fans at Boston Calling
  –  May 27, 2017
Though the schedule for the first day of the 2017 Boston Calling Music Festival did not have Chance the Rapper set to appear onstage until 9:20 p.m., fans standing in the crowd for one-man band Francis and the Lights got to see him five hours early.
Solange axes Boston Calling set due to ‘production drama’
  –  May 26, 2017
R&B star Solange has scrapped her Friday night (26May17) set at the Boston Calling festival due to production problems ... and Weezer will help to close the 2017 bash on Sunday (28May17). Meanwhile, Solange is about to become an aunt again very soon ...
From Brick To AstroTurf: Boston Calling’s Big Move From City Hall Plaza To Allston
  –  May 26, 2017
Performers including Chance the Rapper are in town this weekend for the Boston Calling music festival, which will be a significantly ... holders who pay about $100 for a day pass expect in 2017, considering how many festivals there are across the country.
Boston Calling: Food & Drink Guide
  –  May 26, 2017
are still available on the Boston Calling website. RELATED: There’s A Zipline Coming To The Greenway This Summer More than just a music event, the festival’s food and drink offerings have doubled in 2017. Featuring 11 new vendors including The Smoke ...
Solange To Be Replaced By Migos At Boston Calling
  –  May 26, 2017 — Boston Calling (@Boston_Calling) May 25, 2017 Solange will no longer be headlining the first day of the Boston Calling music festival this Friday. In a press release, the festival stated that she had to cancel due to ...
Preview: Boston Calling 2017
  –  May 25, 2017
The 2017 edition of Boston Calling kicks off tomorrow and it looks to be the biggest version yet, both figuratively and quite literally. This is the eight edition of the festival, and now the festival has moved to the much bigger Harvard Athletic Complex ...
What’s Up This Weekend: Flag Garden, Music Festival, Sharks!
  –  May 25, 2017
BOSTON (CBS) – A three day music festival, free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, and an impressive patriotic sight to behold, are just some of the highlights around Boston this holiday weekend. BOSTON CALLING This huge annual music festival moves to ...
NYC Memorial Day Weekend 2017 guide to events & concerts
  –  May 25, 2017
and they’re currently on a short tour surrounding their appearance at hometown festival Boston Calling. In addition to their NYC show on Thursday, they’ve got a show in the tri-state area in Asbury Park on Friday. Their reunion shows so far have been ...
Everything you need to know for Boston Calling 2017
  –  May 25, 2017
This year, the number of stages has doubled, and the festival area has increased significantly. Luckily, Boston Calling released a map Tuesday that provides a relatively comprehensive look at the grounds. The comedy arena and Delta Blue Stage are to the ...
  –  May 25, 2017
Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day ... It will be held over Memorial Day weekend, 2017. The festival is primarily an indie and pop rock festival; past performers have included Jack Johnson, Fun, Vampire Weekend, Beck, Pixies, Alabama Shakes ...
Rhythm & Roots Festival Announces Lineup for 20th Anniversary Show
  –  May 24, 2017
Boston Calling, the first New England music festival of the season ... In 2009, Rolling Stone named the group the fourth best artist of the 2000s. The 2017 festival is set to take place from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6. The festival will show ...
Here's your complete guide to Boston Calling 2017
  –  May 23, 2017
Friday - Chance The Rapper took home the 2017 Grammy Award for best new artist ... With an expanded setting and larger overall festival this year, Boston Calling has added a few more vendors to offer all kinds of tastes. You can find a complete food ...
HIGH TIMES Summer Festival Guide 2017
  –  May 23, 2017
Tickets range from $125-$325. Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day festival celebrating Memorial Day weekend and kicking off summer 2017. Tool, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Weezer, Run the Jewels, Deerhoof and Buffalo Tom are just a few of the ...
Boston Police Reviewing Music Fest Security
  –  May 23, 2017
A deadly explosion at a concert in Manchester, England, led Boston police to respond with a reassuring message last night, as they prepare security for the Boston Calling music festival this weekend ... Hannibal Buress. ___ (c)2017 the Boston Herald ...
Boston cops reviewing music fest security
  –  May 23, 2017
as they prepare security for the Boston Calling music festival this weekend. “The Boston Police Department is closely monitoring the situation with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners,” the statement on reads.
Cheap Boston Calling Music Festival Tickets with Promo Code at featuring Headliners Tool, Mumford & Sons, and Chance the Rapper
  –  May 20, 2017
Boston Calling Music Festival tickets for their 2017 festival are on sale now for discount prices with promo code. Trusted secondary ticket market provider is providing concert fans with a promo code CITY5 to save an additional 5% on ...

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