Events

The Boston Calling Spring 2018 Lineup Is Here

Headliners include Eminem, the Killers, and Jack White.

January is the perfect time to think about your plans for spring, right? The Boston Calling music festival has released its official lineup for the spring 2018 festival. The three headliners will be Eminem, who hasn’t toured in New England since 2005, the Killers, and Jack White. Other performers include St. Vincent, Queens of the Stone Age, Tyler, the Creator, Khalid, and the National, whose Aaron Dessner curates the lineup each year. The full list of 54 artists is below broken out by date, as is a map of the festival.

The festival takes place over Memorial Day Weekend, on May 25-27, 2018, and once again will be located at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston. A Natalie Portman film experience, first promised last year before getting canceled, is once again on the schedule, as well as appearances from Pod Save America and a list of comedians, including local Jenny Slate, Cameron Esposito, and Tony Hinchcliffe.

Per a press release, the festival is also promising additional entrance lanes, better wifi, “dozens of additional food vendors,” more craft brewing choices, and a huge new 20,000 square foot VIP lounge. And if you’re only reading this because you were annoyed by how loud last year’s festival was (uh, sorry?), the festival has also added a new sound system to lessen sound bleed around the neighborhood.

Tickets for all three days are on sale now for $289, as are single day tickets for $95, in case this daily schedule makes you want to prioritize.


Friday May 25, 2018
The Killers
The National
Paramore
Portugal. The Man
Maggie Rogers
Pussy Riot
Perfume Genius
Noname
(Sandy) Alex G
Big Thief
Citizen
Charly Bliss
This Is The Kit

Arena:
Natalie Portman
Lovett Or Leave It

Saturday May 26, 2018
Jack White
Queens of the Stone Age
Tyler, The Creator
St. Vincent
Brockhampton
Royal Blood
Manchester Orchestra
Daniel Caesar
Belly
The Menzingers
Oh Sees
Mount Kimbie
Leikeli47
Lillie Mae
Tauk
Weakened Friends

Arena:
Natalie Portman
Pod Save America
Bridget Everett
Tony Hinchcliffe
Jo Firestone
Martin Urbano

Sunday May 27, 2018
Eminem
Khalid
Bryson Tiller
Fleet Foxes
The Decemberists
Stormzy
Thundercat
Julien Baker
Dirty Projectors
Alvvays
Pond
Zola Jesus
Taylor Bennett
Westside Gunn and Conway
Field Report
Stl Gld
 
Arena:
Natalie Portman
Jenny Slate
Cameron Esposito
Max Silverstri
Martin Urbano