The third time is an indie rock charm for Boston Calling. The Memorial Day weekend music festival has expanded to three days for its first event of 2014, and leading the way are headliners Death Cab For Cutie, Jack Johnson, and Modest Mouse.
Joining that crew, in addition to another headliner to be announced in March, are Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Brand New, the Head and the Heart, Tegan and Sara, Bastille, Jenny Lewis, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, the Neighbourhood, Phosphorescent, Warpaint, Built to Spill, Kurt Vile, Walk off the Earth, the Districts, and Cass McCombs.
Repping Boston are Americana band Tigerman WHOA and Providence-born, Brooklyn-based Magic Man. Previous local acts featured Bearstronaut, Bad Rabbits, Caspian, and You Won’t; Cambridge-born Passion Pit headlined the last fest.
Boston Calling goes down May 23, 24, and 25 at City Hall Plaza in Boston. Last night, the fest’s organizers, CrashLine Productions and Bowery Boston, hosted a scavenger hunt, placing 10 vinyl records around Boston that detailed the lineup and gave away free weekend passes to those who found them.
Ticket pre-sale begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. via bostoncalling.com and ticketmaster.com. Three-day general-admission passes are $150; tickets for Friday, as well as two-day and three-day passes, will go on sale January 31.