Boston Calling Unveils 2019 Lineup: Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott, Tame Impala to Headline
Other standout acts include Janelle Monáe, Anderson .Paak, Brandi Carlile and Big Red MachinePhotos courtesy of Boston Calling Music News Boston Calling
The 10th edition of Boston Calling comes to the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Mass., on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, but the festival’s lineup is right here, right now.
Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott and Tame Impala will headline the three-day festival, also set to feature performances from Odesza, Logic, Greta Van Fleet, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Hozier, Janelle Monáe, Brandi Carlile, Lord Huron, Christine and the Queens, and Big Red Machine. Boston Calling’s 55 performers include seven Grammy nominees, foremost among them .Paak, Monáe and Carlile.
Don’t miss all the standout acts lurking further down the bill, either: That includes Mitski, Black Star, Snail Mail, Tank and the Bangas, Young Fathers, Yaeji, Guster, Princess Nokia, Superorganism, SOB x RBE, Shame, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and White Reaper, several of whom numbered among Paste’s best new artists of 2018, and all of whom are well worth your time.
In addition to its music lineup, Boston Calling 2019 boasts comedy sets from Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che, actor and author Jenny Slate, Portlandia star Fred Armisen, SNL Melissa Villaseñor and hometown stand-up Sam Jay, among others, as well as a spoken-word set from Grammy winner Imogen Heap and weekend-spanning performances by the world-renowned Boston Ballet.
“Since 2013, we’ve had the privilege of bringing fans nine editions of Boston Calling, featuring hundreds of acts: from world-renowned superstars, to Grammy winners and nominees, to local artists on the rise,” said Boston Calling Events cofounder and CEO Brian Appel in a statement. “We love the artists that have been assembled for 2019, and look forward to welcoming back many of our favorites from past editions. With each Boston Calling, we aim to bring the festival to greater heights and this year is no exception.”
Discounted announce day tickets are on sale now at BostonCalling.com. Ticket prices return to normal after announce day tickets sell out.
Find the complete music, comedy and entertainment lineups below, beneath a 2010 Tame Impala session from the Paste archives.
2019 Music Lineup:
Twenty One Pilots
Greta Van Fleet
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Christine and the Queens
Big Red Machine
Tank and the Bangas
Chromeo (DJ set)
Gang of Youths
SOB x RBE
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
2019 Comedy & Entertainment: