The 2017 Boston Calling Music Festival will be held May 26-28 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge, MA. Tool, Mumford and Sons, and Chance the Rapper will headline the event. The festival will present 45 acts spread out over three outdoor stages.
The lineup also includes Bon Iver, The xx and Solange as well as Weezer, Major Lazer, The 1975, Sigur Ros, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Sylvan Esso, Run The Jewels, Cage The Elephant, and Francis and the Lights, Lucy Dacus, Mondo Cozmo, Tkay Maidza, Moses Sumney, Buffalo Tom, Cousin Stizz, The Hotelier, Piebald and Vundabar, and more.
Founded in 2003, the Boston Calling Music Festival debuted in Boston, MA. The name of the festival is a reference to the phrase “London calling…” which often introduced BBC radio broadcasts during World War II. The Boston Calling previously took place twice a year, May and September, at City Hall Plaza. Fans from all over the country attended the festival nearly 222,000 bought tickets each year. In 2016, Boston Calling announced it would move to one festival and be held at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Cambridge, MA. It was also named one of the Top 10 Festivals in the U.S. by Consequence of Sound.