by Gary Alpert

Boston Calling, one of the country’s most celebrated three-day music festivals, unveils its 2024 lineup today. Set to transform Memorial Day Weekend into an epic music experience from May 24 to May 26, 2024, in Allston, MA, the festival proudly presents a thrilling headlining trio. Kicking off the festival on Friday, May 24th is GRAMMY® winning global superstar Ed Sheeran;  Saturday, May 25th brings the acclaimed country of Tyler Childers, and closing out the weekend on Sunday, May 26th will be rock icons The Killers. 

These headline acts will be joined by an impressive array of over 50 artists, each bringing their unique sound to the Boston Calling stages. The lineup includes the captivating soul of Leon Bridges, the dynamic Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB, the emotive voice of Hozier, singer-actress and star of the upcoming musical film, Mean Girls, Reneé Rapp, the genre-bending Khruangbin, chart-topping hip hop powerhouse Megan Thee Stallion, breakout star Jessie Murph, folk-punk trailblazer Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, and the beloved indie rock of Young the Giant. 

Boston Calling 2024 is also a celebration of New England’s dynamic music scene, featuring a diverse array of over 20 artists from the region. These local talents will be performing on both the main stages and the Orange stage, devoted exclusively to regional acts. This year’s local lineup includes indie pop band Beach Weather, singer-songwriter Kieran Rhodes, the quirky Senseless Optimism, fiery hip hop of kei, guitar driven rockers Tysk Tysk Task, and Bad Rabbits, making their return to the festival after opening the very first Boston Calling in 2013, along with many more.

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Boston Calling will host its highly popular GA+ experience this year. General Admission passholders can step up their experience and add the GA+ upgrade to their ticket to gain unlimited access to the festival’s GA+/VIP Reserve Lounge, an oasis within the festival including access to a cash bar featuring craft cocktails, plus an expanded beer & wine menu, and complimentary water and soft drinks. There will be plenty of shade and seating to relax and escape the elements, as well as upgraded restrooms. 

In addition to the full bars and unique comforts of the lounges, VIP and Platinum ticket holders will be treated to exclusive viewing areas within the VIP and Platinum sections. On top of access to all VIP amenities, Platinum pass holders also have a panoramic viewing deck within the Platinum section where menus by some of Boston’s best chefs will be served throughout each day. New this year for Platinum guests is a dedicated front row viewing area in front of the Green stage within the VIP section. Finally, Platinum pass holders have an exclusive hosted bar featuring premium beer, fine wine and craft cocktails, a daily gifting suite with complimentary products, and a daily parking pass exclusively for 3-day Platinum passholders. Additional information on the festival’s VIP and Platinum experiences can be found on Boston Calling’s website.

From the video channel of Front Row Boston

2024 Boston Calling Lineup
The day-by-day lineup for Boston Calling 2024 is as follows 
(artists are subject to change; performance times are forthcoming):

Ed Sheeran
Leon Bridges 
Reneé Rapp 
Young the Giant
Luke Hemmings 
David Kushner
Beach Weather 
Ric Wilson 
Madi Diaz 
Divine Sweater 
Kieran Rhodes 
Justin Clancy 
The Wolff Sisters 

Tyler Childers 
Trey Anastasio and Classic TAB 
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
Jessie Murph
The Red Clay Strays 
Tanner Usrey 
Bad Rabbits 
The Castellows 
 Senseless Optimism 
Tori Tori 
Ward Hayden 
Paper Lady 
Highwater Haulers 

The Killers 
Megan Thee Stallion 
The Revivalists
Chappell Roan 
Royel Otis 
The Heavy Heavy 
Christone Kingfish Ingram 
Francis of Delirium 
Stefan Thev 
The Thing 
Zola Simone 
Billy Dean Thomas 
Tysk Tysk Task

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