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Boston Calling lineup, ticket scavenger hunt come out next week

Posted by Emily Wright  January 24, 2014 10:08 AM

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Boston Calling took over City Hall Plaza twice in 2013 with performances by Kendrick Lamar, Passion Pit, Fun., among dozens of others, and the music festival is set to return this spring.

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the three-day festival lineup will be announced, but that's not the only news coming from the Boston Calling camp. Clever fans will able to score some free general admission passes AND be the first to know the lineup if they win a city-wide scavenger hunt called "Find the Vinyl," kicking off Monday at 8 p.m.

Pre-sale for the May 23-25 dates will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. via the Boston Calling website and Ticketmaster, with a limited number of general admissions 3-day passes ($150) and 3-day VIP passes ($250) available. Single, 2-day, and the remaining 3-day passes will go on sale Friday, Jan. 31.

If you want to take part in the "Find the Vinyl" scavenger hunt to score a pair of three-day general admission tickets, here are all the details, courtesy of Boston Calling:

  • Boston Calling has designed ten vinyl records with the lineup scripted on the record and special edition 2014 artwork on the sleeve.
  • The records will be hidden at key landmarks and hot spots throughout the city between 8pm and 12am on Monday January 27, 2014. All records will be planted by 12am.
  • 10 clues will be shared via Boston Calling’s Facebook and Twitter on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 3:30pm as to where each of the records is hidden. Social media addresses to follow are @Boston_Calling on Twitter and Facebook
  • The first participants to post a photo of any one of the 10 records to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the #bostoncalling will win a pair of three-day General Admission tickets to Boston Calling.
  • Boston Calling’s “Find the Vinyl” runs from Monday night, January 27 until Tuesday January 28, 2014 at 12pm. Participants must find their vinyl and post a photo of it on social media with the #bostoncalling by 12pm Tuesday January 28, 2014. The contest is limited to 10 winners, one per record. Records are not redeemable for cash or for re-sale. The contest is in no way associated with or sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook.

Emily Wright can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @missemilywright.

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