Boston Calling revealed its schedule and is releasing a limited number of single day tickets for Saturday, May 28, 2016 and Sunday, May 29, 2016. After performances by Sia and Sufjan Stevens on Friday night, iconic Swedish pop star Robyn will headline Saturday and English electronic brother duo and 2016 Grammy Award nominee Disclosure will close the festival on Sunday, with their first Boston performance in several years. Saturday and Sunday Single Day tickets are available online beginning tomorrow, Friday, February 19 at 10am EST at www.bostoncalling.com. All performance times will be revealed at a later date. Boston Calling will be held at Boston’s City Hall Plaza on May 27, 28, and 29, 2016.
Following Friday night’s performances by Sia, Sufjan Stevens and Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner, Saturday and Sunday will feature 20 performances ranging from electronic and rock to R&B and indie pop.
On Saturday, Robyn, ODESZA, Miike Snow, City and Colour, Courtney Barnett and BØRNS will take the stage. Sunday will see performances from Disclosure, Haim, Janelle Monáe, Elle King, The Front Bottoms and Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires. As with all Boston Callings, two local acts will kick off the weekend’s performances: Allston-based indie rock band Palehound will open Saturday and hip-hop phenom Michael Christmas of Boston will open Sunday.
Noteworthy enhancements to Boston Calling’s May edition include an intimate third stage featuring comedy and other performances, all of which will be announced in the coming weeks, and an expanded food and beverage program. Boston Calling will newly partner with local wine champions Wine Riot to create a specially curated wine experience, featuring leading varietals from around the globe. Samuel Adams will once again be providing craft beers and ciders throughout the festival grounds, and Boston Calling is excited to announce that world renowned Danish brewer Mikkeller will be producing a custom Boston Calling beer, only available at the festival. Mikkeller is regarded as one of the highest rated and most sought after brewers in the world. New additions to the food pavilion are underway and full food lineups be revealed in the spring.
The VIP area will once again offer access to City Hall Courtyard, a 25,000 square foot Mezzanine with prime views of both stages as well as complimentary food by The Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar.
The day-by-day schedule for Boston Calling May 2016 is as follows. Performance times are forthcoming. *Artists are subject to change.
Friday May 27, 2016
Sia, Sufjan Stevens, Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner
Saturday May 28, 2016
Robyn, ODESZA, Miike Snow, City and Colour, Courtney Barnett, BØRNS, The Vaccines Battles, Lizzo, Palehound
Sunday May 29, 2016
Disclosure, Haim, Janelle Monáe, Elle King, The Front Bottoms, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Vince Staples, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Christine and the Queens, Michael Christmas
Tickets: Single Day Saturday and Sunday tickets are available for purchase online beginning tomorrow, Friday February 19th at 10am EST at www.bostoncalling.com. Single Day Tickets for Saturday and Sunday alike are $85 for General Admission and $185 for VIP. Two-Day, Saturday/Sunday General Admission Tickets are $160, Two-Day Saturday/Sunday VIP Tickets are $325. Single Day Tickets for Friday, May 27, 2016 are $60 for General Admission and $150 for VIP. A limited number of General Admission Three-Day passes and VIP Three-Day passes are available for $185 and $375, respectively.
About Boston Calling: Boston Calling has earned the praise of over 250,000 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. Boston Magazine wrote, “In less than three years, Boston Calling has become not just the city’s biggest music festival, but one of Boston’s most iconic events. A three-day party in the heart of Government Center, it’s been a cross-genre, cross-generational success.” 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 primary 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 also features 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.
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 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 Government Center stop on the Green or Blue line, the Park Street stop on the Green or 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.