Boston Calling Announces May 2016 Lineup

Following hot on the heels of many of the nation's biggest music festivals, this morning, Boston Calling revealed the lineup for the upcoming Memorial-Day-weekend iteration of its biannual, genre-hopping extravaganza. Headliners include Odesza, Discosure, and Sia, the famously reclusive singer who hasn't preformed a full live set in five years.  Other notable acts include Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, R&B songstress Janelle Monáe, singer-songwriter sister-act Haim, and local acts Palehound and Michael Christmas. See the full lineup below:

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Photo courtesy of Boston Calling Music Festival/ Facebook

Past lineups have included the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Beck, and The Pixies. While this spring lineup mimics the those used in past Boston Callings—with an eclectic, genre-hopping mixture of artists—it seems as if this lineup is only poised to improve upon the event's success. The festival will be not much changed since it last occupied City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston last fall. However, festival goers will have one more (smaller) stage to enjoy, bringing the total number of stages up to three. More food and drink options will be available, of course.

Tickets for Boston Calling go on sale Friday, January 15th, at 10 a.m. on bostoncalling.com. For the first 24 hours, three-day tickets will cost $170 for general admission and $349 for VIP. (With prices then rising to $185 and $375 respectively.) Check back here with us at The Gavel for updates (and playlists) as the festival grows closer.

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