Boston Calling Announces 2018 Lineup!

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Your 2018 Boston Calling lineup has been revealed. The internationally acclaimed and locally grown music festival returns for its ninth edition and will take place for the second consecutive year at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – 27, 2018. This year’s lineup includes headliners Eminem, The Killers, and Jack White, Boston Calling 2018 will deliver over 54 performances from musicians, bands, and comedians across its three stages and the festival’s indoor arena. Adding to the already stacked lineup, Academy Award-winning actress, producer and director Natalie Portman is confirmed to curate and host a series of special programming at this year’s festival. More details will be announced in the months ahead. Early Bird Three-Day General Admission, VIP and Platinum VIP Passes are on sale TODAY at

A limited number of Early Bird tickets to Boston Calling are available today, Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 10:00am EST at; regular priced tickets will be available after Early Bird tickets sell out. A map of Boston Calling’s 2018 layout, along with artist images from the 2018 lineup, can be found here.

2018 Music Lineup

The Killers
Jack White
Queens of the Stone Age
The National
Tyler, The Creator
Bryson Tiller
Portugal The Man
Fleet Foxes
St. Vincent
The Decemberists
Maggie Rogers
Royal Blood
Manchester Orchestra
Daniel Caesar
Dirty Projectors
Pussy Riot
Julien Baker
The Menzingers
Thee Oh Sees
Perfume Genius
(Sandy) Alex G
Big Thief
Mount Kimbie
Zola Jesus
Taylor Bennett
Westside Gunn & Conway
Charly Bliss
Field Report
Lillie Mae
This Is The Kit
Weakened Friends
Stl Gld

2018 Comedy & Entertainment

Natalie Portman
Pod Save America
Lovett or Leave It
Jenny Slate
Bridget Everett
Cameron Esposito
Tony Hinchcliffe
Jo Firestone
Max Silvestri
Martin Urbano

Further details on Boston Calling’s programming curated and hosted by Natalie Portman, as well as more information about the festival’s food and drink components will be shared in the coming months.


Early Bird General Admission Three-Day Passes are available for $279; these offer access to over 54 acts across three outdoor music stages, admission to all comedy and entertainment in the Arena, access to dozens of food vendors, a wide selection of craft beer and wine offerings, an array of fun outdoor games and attractions, sponsor exhibits, and more surprises to be announced. After Early Bird tickers sell out, regular General Admission tickets will become available immediately for $289 plus fees.

Early Bird VIP Three-Day Passes are available for $599; these offer a dedicated fast pass entrance to the festival, premium viewing areas at each outdoor stage, access to an onsite VIP staff and an exclusive 20,000 square foot VIP Lounge featuring expanded beverage and dining options including a full bar, comfortable lounge seating, and private air-conditioned restrooms. After Early Bird tickets sell out, regular VIP tickets will become available immediately for $649 plus fees.

Early Bird Platinum Three-Day VIP Passes are available for $1049; these offer all VIP amenities plus access to a new Platinum viewing experience featuring incredible elevated views of the two main stages, a premium food & beverage package that includes a full specially priced bar featuring beer, wine and craft cocktails; complimentary daily gourmet bites throughout the day and complimentary soft drinks, water and other non-alcoholic options; a complimentary on-site parking pass for each day (one pass per transaction) and access to the exclusive gifting suite, featuring complimentary festival and partner merchandise exclusively available to platinum attendees each day. After Early Bird tickets sell out, regular Platinum VIP tickets will become available immediately for $1,099 plus fees.

Private elevated Skybox lounges are also available for up to 50 people; details and pricing are available upon request.

Getting There: Boston Calling is best accessed by the T on the Red Line’s Harvard Square stop; from there, it is a short walk to the festival’s main entrance. Boston Calling will also be coordinating with taxi and rideshare programs for safe and easy pickup and drop off points; there will also be bike racks available onsite. Onsite parking is available only to Platinum VIP package purchasers.

Jacklyn is the Editor In Chief of Stage Right Secrets. Jacklyn's photography and articles can also be found on The Recording Academy's GRAMMYPro, GRAMMYU, PopCrush, Taste of Country, among other outlets. Besides press Jacklyn is a "Jack of All Trades" working various jobs at local concerts and touring.