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Boston Calling Music Festival

Kimberly Turner ‘23

Staff Writer

Boston Calling is an outdoor, three-day music festival with over 60 performers located in Harvard Stadium from May 22-24This year’s headliners include the Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The festival is known to bring over 40,000 people together to enjoy music, food, and a 100-foot Ferris wheel.

Here is where I would add one more paragraph about other musical acts playing. Are there lesser-known but emerging/popular acts? Are there any local acts? Or you could write a paragraph about how all the headliners are old bands from the 90s– why is that?

Here is some important information to consider if you’re interested in attending this year’s Boston Calling:

  • Festival gates open at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and the music will end at 11:00 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, gates will open at 12:00 p.m. and music will end at 11:00 p.m. 
  • The tickets range from 3-day General Admission (GA) ($399.99), 3-day VIP ($949.99), and 3-day platinum ($1999.99). The standard GA ticket includes access to seeing performers across 5 stages, over 30 food vendors, and other attractions. The VIP has an added bonus of exclusive viewing areas, upgraded restrooms, and unlimited access to a private lounge. Platinum tickets contain an elevated viewing of the performances, featured celebrity chiefs, free parking, and access to a specialty-priced bar. All tickets include a wristband, which allows you to go in and out of the festival. It’s also noted that children under the age of 10 can enter for free.
  • The music festival wants concert-goers to keep in mind that large backpacks (exceeding 12” x 12”), professional cameras, chairs, umbrellas, and cigarettes or vapes of any kind are not allowed. However, if for any reason you need a locker, there will be some present at the festival and you may reserve one in advance on the official Boston Calling website.
  • Leaving your vehicle at home is also highly encouraged. There is no available parking at the festival or any street parking within walking distance. Taking the T via red line to Harvard Square Station or taking a Lyft is recommended. There will be a Lyft lounge on-site and as well as a team to assist you. The festival will also have bicycle parking available for all.

Overall, Boston Calling is ready for another year of excitement with 4 outdoor stages, art installations, life-size games, thrilling partner activities, and so much more. Head over to the Boston Calling Music Festival official website to purchase tickets as this is the only legitimate website where they are sold.