BOSTON — Boston Calling unveiled its lineup yesterday and it’s an eclectic mix of music, comedy, dance and more.
Headlined by alt-rockers Twenty One Pilots, hip-hop phenom Travis Scott, and psychedelic rockers Tame Impala, Boston Calling 2019 will present more than 55 performances from musicians, bands and comedians across four stages. This year, the festival’s indoor arena will also showcase an all-star lineup of comedy, headlined by Michael Che, Jenny Slate, and Fred Armisen. Overall, the lineup boasts seven 2019 Grammy nominees including Anderson .Paak, Janelle Monáe, and Brandi Carlile, who is nominated for six awards. In a unique collaboration, the festival will also bring the Boston Ballet, one of the world’s most renowned dance companies, to the festival.
The internationally acclaimed and locally grown music festival takes place Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston.
For its 10th edition, Boston Calling will also present a lineup that features Odesza, Logic, Greta Van Fleet, Hozier, Lord Huron, Mitski, Sheck Wes, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Christine and the Queens, King Princess, the hip-hop duo of Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, also known as Black Star, and many more. For the complete list of performers, go to the Boston Calling website.
Boston Calling’s comedy and entertainment programming, held indoors at the festival’s arena, will feature several all-star comedians including Michael Che of “Saturday Night Live”; actress and author Jenny Slate; former “SNL” cast member and star of TV’s “Portlandia” Fred Armisen; Melissa Villaseñor of “SNL”; Marina Franklin; and Boston hometown favorites Sam Jay and Lamont Price.