The Boston Calling Music Festival features over 50 bands on Memorial Day weekend, featuring popular groups like Lumineers, Paramore, and Foo Fighters. Up-and-coming bands like Bleachers and The Walkmen also perform. Attendees can enjoy visual art, a Ferris wheel ride, and local food trucks. Children under ten can attend for free, but adults must purchase a pass and reserve lockers.
The music festival takes place at Harvard University Athletics Complex in Boston's Allston neighborhood, featuring four stages for large audiences. The suburb, established in 1868, is home to dive bars, bike shops, restaurants, Fenway Park, McMullen Museum of Art, and the West End Museum, preserving its rich history.
Boston Calling's lineup is impressive, but last year's Foo Fighters and Nine Inch Nails were unable to perform due to illness and lightning. Despite setbacks, festival reviewers praise the organizers' ability to handle unexpected challenges and ensure a seamless event.