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Boston Calling Music Festival Tickets

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Boston Calling Music Festival Schedule

The Boston Calling Music Festival is a relatively new tradition, having only begun in 2013 but it has gained some real traction since its inception and is already one of the most popular events of the year in Boston. It was initially curated by Aaron Desner of the popular indie rock group The National, and the first event took place on Memorial Day Weekend 2013. Held at Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston Calling Music Festival has always been able to attract top of the line indie rock acts including the Shins, the Walkmen, Of Monsters and Men, Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, Local Natives, and others. In 2013 there was a Boston Calling Music Festival held on both Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend with two separate lineups.

The next Boston Calling Music Festival will be held from May 23rd through May 25th and will be a three day festival where all of the previous incarnations only lasted two days. Boston City Hall Plaza was designed in 1962 as a public space to accompany the adjacent new City Hall. Both City Hall and City Hall Plaza were constructed between 1963 and 1968. The area is perhaps never put to better use than during the Boston Calling Music Festival. This year's headliners will include Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, and Modest Mouse and should be the biggest festival yet. The festival is spread out across multiple stages, meaning that at any particular time during the three days of music and fun there is sure to be at least one great act playing, and it is likely that you will want to go back and forth between stages to catch parts of every performer you hope to see.


About the Bands

The 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival will feature some of the biggest acts yet. Jack Johnson headlines one of the days with his laid back acoustic beach rock groove that brought him international fame after releasing his first album Brushfire Fairytales. Death Cab for Cutie were indie rock darlings who hit it big early in the 21st Century with albums like The Photo Album and Transatlanticism. Modest Mouse also headline a night of the show and are a true rags to riches rock and roll story. The band toiled away for years making a name for themselves in the Pacific Northwest and earning a huge cult following before finding mainstream success based on their hit single Float On. Other bands playing at the 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival include Brand New, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, The Neighbourhood, Bastille, and many more. If you have yet to attend a Boston Calling Music Festival, this would be an ideal year to start, and if you have already been to one you know of all the fun to be had at this one of a kind music festival.


Breakthrough

Boston Calling Music Festival was a huge success from the start, and why wouldn't it have been? It started as a two day festival that was held in Spring in Boston, when the weather is perfect, and right in the heart of one of the United States' most historic cities. Just standing in the middle of Boston City Hall Plaza gives attendees views of some of the iconic structures that figured so significantly in American history. Of course, that side it was really the music that drew people to the festival. Having been curated by Aaron Desner of indie rock heroes The National, Boston Calling Music Festival already had a bit of cache and indie cred even before the bands were announced, but after Desner was able to pull in acts like the Walkmen, the Shins, and Of Monsters and Men it was clear that this was a festival not to be missed.


The Experience

Once you enter Boston City Hall Plaza for Boston Calling Music Festival you are immediately aware that you have entered a special event. From the picturesque mountain views and the beautiful green areas to the to the excited concert goers and enthusiastic musicians thrilled to be part of such a magical weekend it is clear early on that this will be one of the best concerts you have ever attended. The sound system and the unbelievable light shows put on are world class and will have you believing you have been transported into another universe, away from all of your daily concerns and able to fully focusing on partying and dancing the night away with your best friends and thousands of other music lovers. Music festivals are always a great time and filled with numerous acts you might not otherwise get to see live, which is part of the fun. You never know which performers will steal the show and surprise you as being one of the highlights.


Trivia

Aaron Desner is no stranger to curating festivals as he has also curated the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry music festival with his brother.

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