BOSTON’S FIRST-EVER TWO-DAY OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL, COMES TO CITY HALL PLAZA
SATURDAY MAY 25th – SUNDAY MAY 26th 2013
HEADLINED BY THE NATIONAL AND FUN.
AND FEATURING THE SHINS,
OF MONSTERS AND MEN, YOUNG THE GIANT,
ANDREW BIRD, MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS AND MORE
In what is an exciting and major addition to Boston’s music scene, Crash Line Productions, in partnership with Bowery Presents, announces Boston Calling, the very first two-day music festival to take place in Boston proper. The festival will be held on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th at the city’s historic City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts]. Tickets will go on sale Friday March 1, 2013 at 10AM EST at www.bostoncalling.com, www.ticketmaster.com, and with no service fee at The Sinclair box office (52 Church St, Cambridge MA).
Boston Calling will bring a heavy-hitting line-up to its two stages. The festival is headlined by The National, which is set to release a new LP later this year, and Fun., 2013 Grammy winners for Best New Artist and Song of the Year “We Are Young.” Legends and newcomers alike, in genres ranging from indie folk and pop to American rock will perform at Boston Calling. A few highlights include The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Young the Giant, Andrew Bird, Marina and the Diamonds, Matt and Kim, The Walkmen, Youth Lagoon, Portugal. The Man, and Cults.
In creating the line-up, Crash Line Productions’ Partners and Co-Founders Brian Appel and Mike Snow tapped Aaron Dessner, acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of The National, so as to ensure the festival offered ticketholders the most entertaining and eclectic range of performances. It is not the first time Dessner has co-curated a festival’s line-up; he founded and curated the annual “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” festival in New York last year and curated England’s All Tomorrow’s Parties with The National this past December. Of the Boston Calling collaboration, Dessner says, “I was excited to be invited by friends to help with the artistic direction of this festival. We’ve been playing shows in Boston for almost 15 years, and I can say without a doubt the city has one of the best live audiences and music scenes in the country. There’s no reason it shouldn’t have a great outdoor music festival of its own. We worked hard to pull together an exciting group of artists.”
Perched on a hill in Downtown Boston and with the city’s skyscrapers encircling its grounds, Boston Calling’s locale at City Hall Plaza will offer the ideal urban festival vibe. Producers will enhance this environment with two performance stages, a spacious beer garden, a food pavilion comprised of food trucks and local food vendors, and world-class lighting and design throughout the plaza. Boston Calling will also feature a VIP component whereby VIP ticketholders will have access to City Hall Courtyard, a 25,000 square foot, second-floor Mezzanine offering prime views of the main stage as well as specially curated menus and luxurious amenities.
Boston Calling Tickets: Early bird tickets for two-day passes go on sale Friday March 1, 2013 at 10AM EST with a special code, to be released on www.bostoncalling.com that morning. Two-day ticket prices are $120 for General Admission and $325 for VIP.
Boston Calling’s confirmed 2013 line-up as of current is as follows.
SATURDAY: MAY 25, 2013
Marina and the Diamonds
Matt and Kim
Portugal. The Man
SUNDAY: MAY 26, 2013
Of Monsters and Men
Young the Giant
The Dirty Projectors
Ra Ra Riot
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