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  • Writer's pictureDylan Kelly

Boston Calling 2024 Lineup: A Historic First

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The Boston Calling 2024 lineup is making waves with a groundbreaking addition: a country music headliner. From May 24-26, 2024, music enthusiasts will gather at the Harvard Athletic Complex for this annual festival, which promises an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend.


Headliners

Ed Sheeran, known for his chart-topping hits, will kick off the festival on Friday. Last summer, he wowed audiences at Gillette Stadium, declaring it his “favorite place to play” in the U.S. Joining him on opening night are soulful Leon Bridges, rising star Reneé Rapp (of “Mean Girls” movie musical fame), and indie rockers Young the Giant, who have a special place in Boston Calling history as the inaugural performers back in 2013.


Saturday’s lineup features a historic moment: Tyler Childers, a blend of folk, bluegrass, and neotraditional country, becomes the first country artist to headline Boston Calling. The festival’s fall 2015 edition came close to this genre with headliners like The Avett Brothers, Alt-J, and Alabama Shakes.


Saturday Highlights

Saturday’s talent extends beyond country. Fans can groove to the psychedelic rock of Khruangbin, enjoy the English folk-punk stylings of Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, and experience Classic TAB (Trey Anastasio’s side project). Trey Anastasio, Phish’s guitarist, brings his signature sound to the stage.


Closing Act

The Killers, who previously headlined Boston Calling in 2018, will close out the festival on Sunday. Their memorable performance included inviting a local high schooler onstage to drum during “For Reasons Unknown.” Joining them are hip-hop sensation Megan Thee Stallion and Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, both returning after previous Boston Calling appearances.


Local Flavor

More than 50 artists are part of the lineup, with over 20 hailing from New England. Among them are indie pop outfit Beach Weather, hip-hop artist kei, singer-songwriter Kieran Rhodes, and R&B/soul band Bad Rabbits, who made history as the first act to grace the Boston Calling stage in 2013.


Ticket Details

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, via the Boston Calling website. Here’s what you need to know:

  • GA (General Admission): Three-day passes start at $360.

  • GA+: For an enhanced experience, GA+ tickets are available at $599. GA+ ticketholders gain access to the VIP Reserve Lounge, complete with craft cocktails, an expanded beer and wine menu, upgraded restrooms, and complimentary water and soft drinks.

  • VIP: VIP tickets, priced at $1099, offer unique viewing areas for each stage.

  • Platinum: At $2799, Platinum ticketholders enjoy a panoramic viewing deck and exclusive access to award-winning local chefs’ culinary delights.

  • One-day passes are also available, starting at $175 for GA, $299 for GA+, $449 plus fees for VIP, and $1299 for Platinum.


Boston Calling emphasizes transparent pricing—no hidden fees—so concertgoers can focus on the music. For additional details on amenities, visit the Boston Calling website.

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