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Boston Calling Announces 2018 Lineup

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Boston Calling

Boston Calling has announced its 2018 lineup today. The festival returns for its ninth edition and will take place for the second consecutive year at the Harvard Athletic Complex on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – 27.  Headlined by Eminem, The Killers, and Jack White, Boston Calling 2018 will deliver over 54 performances from musicians, bands, and comedians across its three stages and indoor arena.

A limited number of Early Bird tickets to Boston Calling are available today (Jan 4th) at 10:00am EST at www.bostoncalling.com; regular priced tickets will be available after Early Bird tickets sell out.

As always, Boston Calling’s 2018 lineup is curated by Aaron Dessner of The National. From world-renowned superstars to Grammy winners and nominees to buzzworthy local artists on the rise, this year’s festival will offer fans an incredible amount of options over the course of its three days.

This year’s headliners include Eminem, who hasn’t performed in New England since 2005, chart toppers The Killers, and the multi-talented and 12-time Grammy award-winner Jack White, who recently announced he will release his new album, Boarding House Reach, in 2018. Rounding out the lineup are Queens of the Stone Age; The National; Paramore; Tyler, The Creator; Khalid; Bryson Tiller; Portugal. The Man; Fleet Foxes; St. Vincent; The Decemberists; Brockhampton; Maggie Rogers; Royal Blood; Manchester Orchestra; Daniel Caesar; Thundercat; Stormzy; Pussy Riot; Julien Baker, and many more.

Tickets:  Early Bird Three-Day General Admission, VIP and Platinum VIP Passes are on sale TODAY, January 4th, at 10:00am EST at www.bostoncalling.com.

Early Bird General Admission Three-Day Passes are available for $279; these offer access to over 54 acts across three outdoor music stages, admission to all comedy and entertainment in the Arena, access to dozens of food vendors, a wide selection of craft beer and wine offerings, an array of fun outdoor games and attractions, sponsor exhibits, and more surprises to be announced. After Early Bird tickers sell out, regular General Admission tickets will become available immediately for $289 plus fees.

Early Bird VIP Three-Day Passes are available for $599; these offer a dedicated fast pass entrance to the festival, premium viewing areas at each outdoor stage, access to an onsite VIP staff and an exclusive 20,000 square foot VIP Lounge featuring expanded beverage and dining options including a full bar, comfortable lounge seating, and private air-conditioned restrooms. After Early Bird tickets sell out, regular VIP tickets will become available immediately for $649 plus fees.

Early Bird Platinum Three-Day VIP Passes are available for $1049; these offer all VIP amenities plus access to a new Platinum viewing experience featuring incredible elevated views of the two main stages, a premium food & beverage package that includes a full specially priced bar featuring beer, wine and craft cocktails; complimentary daily gourmet bites throughout the day and complimentary soft drinks, water and other non-alcoholic options; a complimentary on-site parking pass for each day (one pass per transaction) and access to the exclusive gifting suite, featuring complimentary festival and partner merchandise exclusively available to platinum attendees each day.  After Early Bird tickets sell out, regular Platinum VIP tickets will become available immediately for $1,099 plus fees.

Private elevated Skybox lounges are also available for up to 50 people; details and pricing are available upon request.

The 2018 Layout

Boston Calling’s new layout, features and improvements include additional entrance lanes, stronger wi-fi, more activations and art installations, bigger video screens, dozens of additional food vendors, expanded craft brewing options, a brand new 20,000 square foot VIP & Platinum lounge, and an all new Platinum level viewing experience. A new sound system is being deployed on all stages, designed to provide a better experience for attendees, as well as mitigate sound bleed in surrounding communities.

World-acclaimed festival designer, artist and sculptor Russ Bennett is back to bring a reimagined look and aesthetic to 2018’s festival. In 2017, he wowed the Boston Calling crowd with clever art installations and thought-provoking spectacles. Bennett is most known for creating the layout and visual design for such world-renowned festivals as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, as well as for being the artistic brains behind many of Phish’s shows.

Boston Calling 2018 Lineup
The Killers
Jack White
Queens of the Stone Age
The National
Tyler, The Creator
Bryson Tiller
Portugal The Man
Fleet Foxes
St. Vincent
The Decemberists
Maggie Rogers
Royal Blood
Manchester Orchestra
Daniel Caesar
Dirty Projectors
Pussy Riot
Julien Baker
The Menzingers
Thee Oh Sees
Perfume Genius
(Sandy) Alex G
Big Thief
Mount Kimbie
Zola Jesus
Taylor Bennett
Westside Gunn & Conway
Charly Bliss
Field Report
Lillie Mae
This Is The Kit
Weakened Friends
Stl Gld


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