Tool, Mumford and Sons and Chance the Rapper will headline the upcoming Boston Calling Music Festival, taking over Harvard Athletic Complex May 26-28. Crashline Productions announced the full lineup this morning, coinciding with a limited run of early bird tickets. This will be the first time the festival will take place on the Allston grounds, providing some leg room for the three-day event as it moves on from its former home, City Hall Plaza. The National'sAaron Dessner, who is also a founding member of Boston Calling, once again curated the 45-act festival.
The festival hinted at one of their tightly sealed acts earlier this week whenthey tweeted:“What do you think 50 Cent, Angelina Jolie, and Bradley Cooper have in common with a #BostonCalling performer?” The correct answer? They were all born in 1975. Clever!
Other lineup essentials: The xx, Solange and Bon Iver, all of whom will showcase new music at this year's show. As well as other faves: Weezer, Run the Jewels, Tegan and Sara (we're screaming!) and Sigur Ros.
Also new to this year, Oscar winner and Harvard alumna Natalie Portman will serve curator to the festival’s first-ever film element. The “Jackie” star’s contribution will include a showcase of women-produced/directed films to be screened on the festival grounds at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.
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Check the full lineup below, and snag your first round of three-day passes starting at $245 at BostonCalling.com.
2017 Music Lineup
Mumford & Sons
Chance the Rapper
Cage the Elephant
Run the Jewels
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Tegan and Sara
Car Seat Headrest
Francis and the Lights
Strand of Oaks
Hiss Golden Messenger