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JANUARY 18, 2018 at 10AM EST

New York, NY (January 18, 2018) – Boston Calling reveals its daily lineup and releases single day tickets for this year’s festival, taking place at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – May 27, 2018. Single day tickets are available for purchase at special pricing beginning today, January 18th at 10am EST through tomorrow, January 19th at Noon EST, or while supplies last. Boston Calling will kick off on Friday, May 25th with must-see performances by chart-topping rockers The Killers and 2017 global breakthrough band Portugal. The Man. An ode to iconic rock music, Saturday, May 26th will include performances by 12-time Grammy award-winner Jack White, who will release his third solo album Boarding House Reach this March, as well as rock masterminds Queens of the Stone Age and Boston’s very own Belly. Sunday, May 27th will be packed with show-stopping performances by 19-year old platinum-selling prodigy Khalid and record-breaking hip-hop legend Eminem, who will close out the festival with his first New England show since 2005. Single day tickets are on sale today at 10am EST at All performance times will be revealed at a later date.

Friday’s lineup will also be packed with celebrated indie and alternative acts such as The NationalParamore, and Maggie Rogers. Hip-hop phenomenon Tyler, The Creator and cult-favorite, genre-bending icon St. Vincent will take the stage on Saturday, followed by a wide range of impressive talent on Sunday with performances by Fleet Foxes, Stormzy, Julien Baker, and Zola Jesus.

Adding to each day’s eclectic musical lineups, award-winning actress, producer and director Natalie Portman will curate and host a series of special programming, held indoors at the festival’s arena. The wildly popular and politically charged podcast Pod Save America will take place in the arena on Saturday with Lovett or Leave It taking to the stage on Friday. Jenny SlateCameron EspositoMartin Urbano, and a full day of star-studded comedians, will perform on Sunday.

The day-by-day lineup for Boston Calling 2018 is as follows. Performance times are forthcoming.

Friday May 25, 2018
The Killers
The National
Portugal. The Man
Maggie Rogers
Pussy Riot
Perfume Genius
(Sandy) Alex G
Big Thief
Charly Bliss
This Is The Kit

Natalie Portman
Lovett Or Leave It

Saturday May 26, 2018
Jack White
Queens of the Stone Age
Tyler, The Creator
St. Vincent
Royal Blood
Manchester Orchestra
Daniel Caesar
The Menzingers
Oh Sees
Mount Kimbie
Lillie Mae
Weakened Friends

Natalie Portman
Pod Save America
Bridget Everett
Tony Hinchcliffe
Jo Firestone
Martin Urbano

Sunday May 27, 2018
Bryson Tiller
Fleet Foxes
The Decemberists
Julien Baker
Dirty Projectors
Zola Jesus
Taylor Bennett
Westside Gunn and Conway
Field Report
Stl Gld

Natalie Portman
Jenny Slate
Cameron Esposito
Max Silverstri
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.

Boston Calling is proud to have Delta Air Lines, Miller Lite, Samuel Adams, and 47 Brand as sponsors for this year’s festival.

Tickets: Single day tickets are available for purchase beginning today, January 18th at 10am EST at Special ANNOUNCE DAY pricing for single day tickets are $95 for General Admission, $219 for VIP and $579 for Platinum passes, while supplies last. After 12pm EST tomorrow, January 19th, regularly priced tickets will be available at $105 for General Admission, $229 for VIP and $599 for Platinum passes. A limited number of General Admission Three-Day passes and VIP Three-Day passes are available for $289 and $649, respectively. Additionally, there are a limited amount of three-day Platinum passes available for $1,099.

Due to popular demand, payment plans will now be available on ticket orders beginning today at 10am. Visit for further details.

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.  At present onsite parking is available only to Platinum VIP package purchasers.

Social Media: Instagram: @bostoncalling; Twitter: @boston_calling; Facebook: Boston Calling Music Festival

Boston Calling is produced by Boston Calling Events LLC (BCE) which is owned by Crash Line Productions and The Madison Square Garden Company.

Crash Line Productions is a Boston-based entertainment production company that owns and produces dozens of events each year.  Formed in 2012 by Brian Appel and Mike Snow, Boston Calling Events continues to build its event platform around Boston Calling Music Festival, Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival in Boston.

About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams — the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at