Your Guide to the 2023 Boston Calling Music Festival

Jan 11, 2023


Kristen Humphries

Boston Calling is a three-day music festival held annually in May at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Boston, Massachusetts. The festival was founded by Brian Appel and Mike Snow in 2013 as a way to bring big name acts to the city of Boston. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest music festivals on the east coast and attracts thousands of people every year. In addition to featuring some of today’s biggest names in music, Boston Calling also offers attendees an array of activities such as a ferris wheel, art installations, life-size games, food trucks and more. With its vibrant atmosphere and eclectic lineup, it’s no wonder why so many flock to this event each year!

When is Boston Calling?

This year’s Boston Calling festival is taking place on the weekend of May 27-29, 2023 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, Massachusetts. The festival is conveniently located just outside of downtown Boston and is easily accessible by public transportation or car. Throughout the weekend, attendees will be able to experience top-notch performances from some of music’s biggest acts.

Who are the 2023 Boston Calling headliners?

This year’s Boston Calling festival is set to feature some of your favorite artists. On Friday, May 26th, Foo Fighters and Yeah Yeah Yeahs will take over the stage for a night of unforgettable performances. Saturday, May 27th will be headlined by The Lumineers and Alanis Morrisette, while Sunday the 28th closes out the weekend with Paramore and Queens of the Stone Age.

What is the 2023 Boston Calling lineup?

Aside from the above headliners, the 2023 Boston Calling lineup features other notable performers like The National, Niall Horan, Noah Kahan, The Flaming Lips, Bleachers and more. Of course, there are up-and-coming artists featured earlier in the day so make sure you arrive early enough to catch your new favorite music.


Presale starts THURSDAY 1/12 at 10 AM EST for all ticket types. Sign up for presale access here: https://t.co/i47vLH004v

Important: A General on-sale will occur after the Presale if tickets remain. Plan to purchase EARLY for best pricing


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How much are Boston Calling tickets?

The 2023 Boston Calling Music Festival offers a variety of ticket options to suit any budget. Attendees can choose from 3-day General Admission (GA), GA Plus, VIP, and Platinum passes. The GA passes start at $299.99 and offer access to the general festival grounds and main stage performances. GA Plus tickets are $499.99 and provide additional perks such as unlimited access to a VIP lounge and upgraded restrooms.

VIP passes are $949.99 and include everything in the GA Plus package plus access to an exclusive elevated viewing area near the main stage with food & beverage available for purchase, a dedicated entrance to the festival grounds, luxury restroom facilities, and more. Lastly, Platinum packages offer all of the same benefits as VIP with additional amenities such as incredible views of the Green and Red Stages, all-inclusive culinary offerings, a premium bar and more. You can check out Boston Calling’s official site for more info on ticket package.

How to get Boston Calling tickets

Tickets to the 2023 Boston Calling music festival are available on SeatGeek now! Find 3-day and single-day passes to ensure your spot at Boston’s biggest event of the year.