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Boston Calling Music Festival schedule and info

Posted by Matthew Juul  August 29, 2013 10:49 AM

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Vampire Weekend performing at the 2013 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas on March 16. The band will be taking the stage at the Boston Calling Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Boston Calling Music Festival will be returning to the Hub for two-days of festival fun at City Hall Plaza Sept. 7-8.

Twenty live performances will hit the stage throughout the weekend event, featuring the likes of Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, and Major Lazer. The festival will also have a host of local food vendors as well as two beer gardens on hand.

Check below to find out all the info you'll need for this year's Boston Calling Music Festival.

Festival details

Rain or shine, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7-8, at City Hall Plaza in Boston. Box office opens at 11 a.m., gates open at noon. Music stops at 10:30 p.m.

Ticket information

Single day, general admission tickets are $75, two-day passes are $130. VIP tickets are $185 for one day and $350 for the weekend, but are limited to people ages 21 and over. Children 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at

Parking and transportation

The Boston Calling Music Festival is accessible by multiple MBTA stations. Attendees taking the "T" should get off at the following stops depending on what line is taken:

Orange Line - Haymarket or State
Green Line - Government Center
Blue Line - State Street
Red Line - Park Street

Parking is available at garages surrounding City Hall Plaza, but the preferred parking garage of the festival is at the Government Center Garage at 50 New Sudbury St. The garage will be offering discounted parking during the Boston Calling Music Festival for $15 if purchased in advance. Government Center Garage parking passes are limited in quantity, but are available at

Schedule of performances

Saturday, Sept. 7:

12:50 p.m. (Red Stage) – Viva Viva

1:30 p.m. (Blue Stage) – You Won’t

2 p.m. (Red Stage) – Lucius

2:45 p.m. (Blue Stage) – Okkervil River

3:30 p.m. (Red Stage) – Deer Tick

4:30 p.m. (Blue Stage) – The Airborne Toxic Event

5:30 p.m. (Red Stage) – Bat for Lashes

6:30 p.m. (Blue Stage) – Local Natives

7:30 p.m. (Red Stage) – The Gaslight Anthem

9 p.m. (Blue Stage) – Vampire Weekend

Sunday, Sept. 8:

12:50 p.m. (Red Stage) – Royal Teeth

1:30 p.m. (Blue Stage) – Bearstronaut

2 p.m. (Red Stage) – Big Black Delta

2:45 p.m. (Blue Stage) – Flume

3:30 p.m. (Red Stage) – Flosstradamus

4:30 p.m. (Blue Stage) – Solange

5:30 p.m. (Red Stage) – Wolfgang Gartner

6:30 p.m. (Blue Stage) – Major Lazer

7:45 p.m. (Red Stage) – Kendrick Lamar

9 p.m. (Blue Stage) – Passion Pit

Food vendor highlights

A number of food vendors will be on hand for attendees to check out. Here are a few highlights:

-Tasty Burger will serve up grass fed burgers.

-American Flatbread Pizza Kitchen will have wood-fired flatbread pizza slices and organic salad on hand.

-Roxy’s Grilled Cheese will offer multiple styles of grilled cheese sandwiches as well as truffle fries.

-Kickass Cupcakes will have desserts available, including cupcakes, ice cream sundaes, and coffee.

-The Chicken & Rice Guy will serve halal chicken, lamb gyros and more.

-The Sausage Guy will serve pulled pork sandwiches, burritos, and hamburgers.

-Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will also be available at various vendor booths.

Beer garden lineup

The festival will have beer gardens set up in the 21+ section as well as in the VIP area and will feature beverages from Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, Ommegang, Carlsberg, Crispin, and Wicked Wines.

What not to bring

The festival suggests that attendees leave the following items at home:



-Open containers

-Blankets and/or chairs



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