Produced by Crash Line Productions and curated by Aaron Dessner of The National, Boston Calling’s lineup will deliver a total of 23 live acts including performances by Ben Harper reunited with The Innocent Criminals, Tenacious D, the comedy rock duo of Jack Black and Kyle Glass who are nominated for a Grammy award this season, Aussie rockers Tame Impala, St. Vincent, Brooklyn’s art-centric TV On The Radio, Vance Joy, country music star Jason Isbell, Run The Jewels, featuring rapper and producer pair Killer Mike and El-P, Tove Lo, and Marina and the Diamonds, in her first performance in Boston since the inaugural Boston Calling in 2013.
“As we head into our fifth Boston Calling, we’re proud of the lineup and of the exceptionally talented songwriters and musicians performing. We can’t wait to bring everyone together over Memorial Day weekend,” says Brian Appel, Co-Founder of Crash Line Productions.
Boston Calling has earned the praise of over 150,000 fans since its first edition in May of 2013 and has received glowing reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone and The Boston Globe for everything from its versatile lineup to its quality of production.
Set on a hill in Downtown Boston and with the city’s skyline as its backdrop, Boston Calling’s locale at City Hall Plaza continues to offer the ideal urban festival vibe. Production highlights include two performance stages, with non-overlapping sets, festival-wide beer experiences from the locally founded and based Samuel Adams, a food pavilion comprised of locally and nationally known food vendors, along with world-class lighting, special effects and design. Boston Calling will also feature a VIP component whereby VIP ticketholders have access to City Hall Courtyard, a 25,000 square foot Mezzanine offering prime views of both stages as well as curated food menus and amenities.
Boston Calling’s May 2015 line-up as of January 14, 2015 is as follows. For full enjoyment, there are no overlapping sets. The schedule for each day will be announced at a later date.
My Morning Jacket
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
TV On The Radio
Marina and The Diamonds
Run The Jewels
The Lone Bellow
Sharon Van Etten
The Ballroom Thieves
Ticket Information: An Early Bird Presale for Three-Day General Admission and VIP passes will go live TODAY, January 14, 2015 at 12PM EST online at www.bostoncalling.com,www.ticketmaster.com. Presale General Admission Three-Day passes are $160 and Presale VIP Three-Day passes are $300 using promo code “BOSTON.” A limited number of these Three-Day tickets are available at this price. General Admission and VIP Three-Day tickets will go on sale this Friday, January 16, 2015 for $185 and $375. Single day and Two-Day weekend passes will be available for purchase at a later date, pending availability. Boston Calling’s May festival has sold out in advance the past two years.
Crash Line Productions is a Boston-based entertainment production company that owns and produces dozens of events each year. Formed in 2012 by Brian Appel and Mike Snow, Crash Line Productions continues to build its event platform around the semi-annual Boston Calling Music Festival and the new Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, taking place July 17 & 18, 2015 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
City Hall Plaza is located at One City Hall Square in downtown Boston. The festival is accessible via the city’s T, at the Park Street stop on the Red Line, the State Street stop on the Orange or Blue line and the Haymarket stop on the Orange or Green line. The 92 and 93 buses also stop outside of City Hall Plaza on Congress Street.