Foo Fighters, Paramore and Lumineers will headline Boston Calling, the annual three-day music festival Memorial Day weekend, May 26 – 28, 2023 in Allston, Mass. Friday, May 26 will headline the festival at the Rock and Roll Hall. Famers Foo Fighters; The Lumineers, soulful alt-folk hitmakers from Denver, CO, will headline Saturday, May 27; And alt-rock vets Paramore, who are soon to release their upcoming sixth studio album, “This Is Why,” bring their headlining set to Boston Calling on Sunday, May 28.
The full lineup, featured below, also includes Alanis Morissette, Yeh Ya Yas, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Noah Kahan, Bleachers, Niall Horan, The Flaming Lips, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Mount Joy, Maren Morris, and Dr.
The performance is the first announced non-tribute performance by Foo Fighters since the sudden death of drummer Taylor Hawkins last March. The group played a pair of tribute concerts to Hawkins in the fall, with a series of guest drummers; In a New Year’s Eve message on social media, frontman Dave Grohl wrote, “We know you, the fans, meant Taylor as much as she meant you. And we know that when we see you again — and we will soon — she’s with us all in spirit every night. Stay with me.” The drummer for the band’s performance has not been revealed; When Boston Calling is the group’s first announced performance, it looks like they’ll be touring around the festival.
Boston Calling will once again champion New England artists, this year featuring local ties with 20 acts performing on both the festival’s local and main stages throughout the weekend. Area talent includes Nimz, Q-Tip Bandits, GA-20, Juice, Alyssa Amador, Mint Green, Blue Light Bandits, Ali McGuirk, Coral Moons, Actor Observer, Workman Gun, Brandy Blaze, Couch, Little Fuss, Nazi Jenny, Cult of Summer, Sorry Mother, and Chrysalis.
Boston Calling always proves to be an exceptional experience, from its iconic mix of musical performances to its commitment to innovative entertainment and extensive food and beverage offerings.
New to the festival this year is the GA+ experience. General admission passholders can enhance their experience and add a GA+ upgrade to their ticket to get unlimited access to the festival’s Thomas Tew VIP Reserve Lounge, an oasis within the festival that includes an expanded beer and wine bar with access to a cash bar featuring craft cocktails. Menu and complimentary water and soft drinks. There will be plenty of shade and seating to relax and avoid the elements, as well as upgraded restrooms
Specially priced presale 3-day General Admission, GA+, VIP, and Platinum tickets, as well as Single Day General Admission, GA+, VIP and Platinum tickets go on sale this Thursday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET. For more information and to purchase, visit http://www.bostoncalling.com.
2023 Boston Calling Lineup
The daily lineup for Boston Calling 2023 is as follows
(Artists subject to change; performance times forthcoming):
Friday, May 26, 2023
Blue Light Bandit
Cult of Summer
Saturday, May 27, 2023
The Welsh Arms
The actor is the observer
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Queen of the Stone Age
King Gizzard and Lizard Wizard