Fun. among ‘Boston Calling’ City Hall Plaza concert acts

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Singer Nate Ruess of Fun. performs onstage during the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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City Hall Plaza is about to get Fun.

The band is one of many acts that will take over City Hall Plaza in what is expected to be a massively popular two-day music festival called “Boston Calling.”

“Boston Calling Music Festival is a two-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The event will be one big party with easy access to both stages, food, services and more,” according to the event’s website.

Other acts in the lineup include The National, Of Monsters and Men,  Young the Giant, The Shins, Marina and the Diamonds, Matt and Kim, Andrew Bird, Ra Ra Riot, Portugal. The Man, Dirty Projectors, Cults, Ms Mr, The Walkmen, Bad Rabbits, Youth Lagoon, St. Lucia and Caspian.

Early bird tickets for the May 25 and 26 festival go on sale March 1 and prices range from $75 to $350.

There will be food vendors as well as a 21 and over beer garden that will serve beer and wine.

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