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Boston Calling Announces That Nine Inch Nails Will Headline First Night of the 2022 Festival

Boston Calling, the acclaimed three-day festival making its triumphant return to Allston, MA this Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29, 2022, announced the addition of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and GRAMMY Award winners Nine Inch Nails as a headliner of the 2022 festival. Making their return to the road for the first time in four years, Nine Inch Nails will close out the first night of the festival on Friday, May 27th. As previously announced, the festival will be headlined on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th by alternative rockers, The Strokes, and rock & roll icons, Metallica, respectively. These three powerful rock bands will lead a lineup of over 50 performers, including the largest collection of regional talent ever to take the stage at Boston Calling, and an incredibly diverse mix of globally recognized music stars, including RüfüsDu Sol, Weezer, HAIM, Glass Animals, Run The Jewels, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Avril Lavigne, Black Pumas, Modest Mouse, Goose, Cheap Trick, Oliver Tree, EARTHGANG, Orville Peck, The Struts, and many more.

Boston Calling recently announced the new, Tivoli Audio Orange Stage dedicated to local and regional music artists. Twelve of the 20 acts with local ties that are performing at the festival throughout the weekend will perform on the new stage. The Tivoli Audio Orange Stage joins the festival’s established Green Stage, Red Stage and Delta Air Lines Blue Stage. Among the celebrated acts from the region performing on the Tivoli Audio Orange Stage are Boston born and Burlington, VT based folk artist, Ali McGuirk; Brockton, MA’s electrifying rap collective, Van Buren Records; Boston Music Awards 2020 R&B Artist of the Year and Boston based Miranda Rae; and Boston’s own Aaron and the Lord, the talented indie rock duo with deep local music ties. The entire festival lineup can be found below, listed by day.


2022 Boston Calling Lineup
The current day-by-day lineup for Boston Calling 2022 is as follows. Performance times are forthcoming.

Friday, May 27, 2022
Nine Inch Nails
Rüfüs Du Sol
HAIM
Avril Lavigne
Cheap Trick
Oliver Tree
The Struts
Paris Jackson
The Backseat Lovers
Grandson
Paris Texas
Mob Rich
Pom Pom Squad
Born Without Bones
Avenue
Miranda Rae
The Chelsea Curve

Saturday, May 28, 2022
The Strokes
Run The Jewels
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Black Pumas
EARTHGANG
Orville Peck
KennyHoopla
Sudan Archives
Celisse
Hinds
Frances Forever
Charlotte Sands
Julie Rhodes
Van Buren Records
Ali McGuirk
Coral Moons
Dutch Tulips

Sunday, May 29, 2022
Metallica
Weezer
Glass Animals
Modest Mouse
Goose
Ripe
Japanese Breakfast
Cults
Peach Tree Rascals
Horsegirl
Djo
Cam Meekins
Oompa
Cliff Notez
Crooked Coast
Aaron and the Lord
Paper Tigers

Boston Calling once again promises an exceptional experience, from its iconic mix of musical performances to its commitment to showcasing new forms of entertainment and extensive food and drink offerings. More details on the festival’s food and drink components will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tier 1 3-Day and Single Day General Admission tickets, VIP tickets, and Platinum tickets are now on sale at www.bostoncalling.com. New this year for fans are 2-day GA tickets which are also available in 2-Packs. Also available are 2-packs of 3-Day GA tickets. Availability of tickets at Tier 1 pricing are limited. Tier 2 pricing will go into effect after Tier 1 tickets sell out.

About Caitlin Dunn

Caitlin Dunn is a Massachusetts based photographer who loves photographing concerts as well as events and lots of other things!

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