Here’s Boston Calling’s Spring 2016 Lineup

Plus: The festival will debut an intimate third stage and a custom beer.

Update, May 26:

Set Times for Boston Calling Spring 2016

boston calling set times schedule

Update, February 18:

Here is the full schedule for the spring 2016 edition of Boston Calling.

Friday May 27, 2016


Sufjan Stevens

Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner

Saturday May 28, 2016



Miike Snow

City and Colour

Courtney Barnett


The Vaccines




Sunday May 29, 2016



Janelle Monáe

Elle King

The Front Bottoms

Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires

Vince Staples

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Christine and the Queens

Michael Christmas


boston calling spring 2016 lineup

Photo by Olga Khvan

It’s here, folks—the moment you’ve been waiting for ever since Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes howled her final note under a brilliant Supermoon to close out the last edition of Boston Calling.

This morning, organizers unveiled the full lineup for the music festival’s seventh round at City Hall Plaza, taking place May 27-29.

Day-by-day lineups will be released at a later date, but Sia, Disclosure, and Robyn will each headline a night. The National’s guitarist Aaron Dessner, who’s been curating the festival since day one, will return without the rest of the band, taking the stage with Irish musician Lisa Hannigan instead.

The spring 2016 edition will mark the debut of an intimate third stage for comedy and other performances, which will be announced in the near future. An expanded beverage program will include selections from local group Wine Riot and a custom Boston Calling beer courtesy of a guest European brewer.

Three-day tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 15, with a discount offered during the first 24 hours, at

Check out the full announcement video below.