Boston Calling is a landmark of the North East’s entertainment scene. The festival has developed a cult following across generations of music lovers. It has united the city with music for a decade and we are so excited to celebrate the eleventh installment of this phenomenal festival. Boston Calling will grace audiences with generational talents, international superstars, and up-and-coming gems later this month.

The festival will take place at the Harvard Athletic Complex and feature stages named for the cities’ T lines; Green, Red, Delta Air Lines Blue, and Tivoli Audio Orange. Music will ring through the cityscape from 1:00 PM – 10:45 PM for three magical days and nights from May 26th to 28th. The T lines are the perfect way to travel to the festival, with the main entrance at 65 North Harvard St, Allston, MA, just a short walk from the Red Line’s Harvard Square station. You can find the best MTBA route here.

Now that we’ve covered all the essential history and details you’ll need about the festival, let’s dive into this absolutely stacked lineup!

Danielle Haim plays guitar as sister Este runs out onto the stage at the beginning of their set at the Boston Calling Music Festival. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Can’t Miss Artists:

Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters represent a meld of heavy rock, punk, and stunning melodic prowess. The band emerged from the 1990s alt-rock boom at the top of the totem pole and went on to cement itself as legends in music history. The Foo Fighters’ impeccable taste and vision birthed chart-topping hits, including “Everlong,” “The Pretender,” “Best of You,” and “My Hero.”

The Foo Fighters are coming from their most complex and tragic year, during which they lost long-time percussionist and backup vocalist Taylor Hawkins. The band has stated publicly things will certainly be different, but they say Taylor will forever play on with them in spirit. The Foo Fighters are a remarkable occurrence in a sea of extraordinary talent and they are sure to set the tone for the rest of the weekend with an incredible main-stage performance to close out day one of the festival. 

Alanis Morisette

Child actor turned pop sensation Alanis Morisette is an artist of many talents. The Canadian-born star launched her music career from the earnings of her stint as an actor and landed her first music publishing contract at just fourteen years of age. Since her first album in 1991, Morisette has released nine more full-length studio albums, having released her tenth in 2022. Her impressive recording career is only surpassed by her incredible performance career, nearing the jaw-dropping milestone of sixteen hundred live concerts over the past twenty one years. Morisette has shown resiliency, professionalism, and boundless creativity over the past two decades, and we are so excited to see what she has in store for Boston Calling. 

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

Reminiscent of the psychedelic age of rock in the ’60s, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard is a far-out, experience-oriented Australian band. The group released their first two EPs in 2011 and followed them up with their debut album, 12 Bar Bruise, in 2012. They released two more albums over the next two years, refining their signature jam-band sound. King Gizzard has since released an immense amount of music, ranging in genre from pop to their signature psychedelic styling. With such a vast range of music and hundreds of awesome selections throughout their catalogue, it’s easy to get excited about King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard’s appearance on the Boston Calling lineup!


Moody and stylish, FLETCHER is a chart-topping pop sensation. Her debut EP, You Ruined New York City For Me, rocketed the singer to stardom. She followed up the statement EP with The S(ex) Tapes, a second EP that nearly cracked the Billboard Top 10 in August 2020, and most recently, she released her debut full-length album, Girl of My Dreams, which broke the Billboard Top 20 in 2022. FLETCHER is known for her relatable lyricism and catchy melodies. She has a raw emotive style that expresses a duality of vulnerability and strength that many artists strive to achieve. Be sure not to miss out on her massive Boston Calling performance!

Mt. Joy

Mt. Joy is one of the hottest names in indie-folk and has been on a tear across the country since their debut, self-titled album in 2018. Their impeccable ability to blend styles and impeccable improvisational skills allows Mt. Joy to toe the line between many genres and create extremely memorable tracks. The diversity of Mt. Joy’s quickly-growing catalog is impressive and offers something for everyone. They have a dedicated fan base and you’ll surely lose yourself in a symphony of voices singing along to all of their hits during their Boston Calling set. 

Noah Kahan 

Noah Kahan is quietly one of the most exciting names on the entire Boston Calling lineup as he is kicking off his Stick Season Summer Tour just a day earlier in New York. Kahan is an artist on the rise and his sold-out tour is all set to make him a household name very soon. If you need another reason to go to Boston Calling, Noah Kahan is it. His future is crystal clear and this massive breakout star is a must see.

Chelsea Cutler

Known for her silky smooth voice, Chelsea Cutler could soothe the Cocaine Bear with a lullaby. After gaining traction on SoundCloud in the mid-2010s, she seriously broke out in the pop scene and never looked back. Her frequent collaborations and tours with Quinn XCII expanded her fanbase and helped rocket her solo career to new heights. We are so excited to see Chelsea garner new opportunities and she is most definitely an artist to keep a close eye on at Boston Calling! Definitely don’t miss her set.

Fans headbanging on the rail – Photography by Olivia Falcigno/ Daily Free Press Staff

Boston will soon be blessed with a new iteration of the magical Boston Calling Music Festival in Harvard Square. We are thrilled to see so many rock and pop acts come together in such an incredible celebration of music in Boston. As usual, the hype for Boston Calling is a groundswell among the community, and tickets are going fast. You still have a chance to pick up your three-day tickets or single-day passes at the ticket link below!

We hope to see you in Boston from May 26th through the 28th at Boston Calling music festival! Also, check out the official Boston Calling Preview Playlist at the bottom of the page.

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