The folks at Boston Calling invited us back for their third massively successful music festival. This year they decided to spice things up a little bit by adding an extra night of music; turning it into a three day weekend festival. With another day comes most artists to play, bringing the number of bands to play the festival to a grand total of twenty-three. And with twenty-three artists performing, you can bet your sweet dollar that the lineup was a solid as solid could be. The lineup for the spring fest featured Jack Johnson headlining Friday’s opening date, Death Cab for Cutie on Saturday, and Modest Mouse closing out the festival on Sunday. Big names such as Edward Sharpe and Magnetic Zeros, Brand New, and Tegan and Sara also shared the stage in Boston; along with up-and-coming
stars The Neighborhood and Bastille, and featured local acts Magic Man of Boston, The Box Tiger of Toronto, and The Districts of Philly.
Each band delivered amazing performances simply by feeding off of the energy of a beautifully active crowd. And with an audience of over 22,000 people, there was no shortage of energy. From five minutes down the street to nearly ten hours away, fans traveled from all over just to spend the weekend jamming out to their favorite songs. They also came prepared for the weekend with signs made, granola bar packed, and even had poncho’s ready for the rain that came early in the evening on Saturday. Most importantly, they brought plenty of love to give, whether to the bands, the staff, the photographers, and each other. The fans really made the festival the best it could be and have already bought tickets to the next fest coming this September.
Boston Calling continues to grow and continues to be more awesome. Between the bands, the fans, and the event staff, the energy and love is just something that cannot be received anywhere else. And we here at Alt Beast want to give a very big thank you to all those apart of the event for making it enjoyable not only for the fans, but also for the media and volunteers alike. And we encourage everyone to travel out to Boston and enjoy this weekend. If you haven’t gotten your tickets for the show this fall, what are you waiting for? With headliners like The National, Lorde, and Nas with The Roots, you cannot go wrong. Not to mention artist Girl Talk, Twenty-One Pilots, Spoon, and more will also be making an appearance. You can see the full lineup and get tickets right at BostonCalling.com. It’ll be a weekend event that you would not want to miss and we hope to see you there. And we hope you view the gallery of photos of all the bands right here.