Fall Back: Boston Calling announces September dates and pre-sale, hypes news with Chromeo jam


The spring 2015 edition of the Boston Calling Music Festival arrives three weeks from tomorrow, but organizers are already getting a jump on the September session, announcing the dates and holding a three-day pre-sale at a discounted rate.

This fall’s Boston Calling will take place at City Hall Plaza September 25 to 27, which is later in the month than previous years’ autumn festivals. The previous two September Boston Callings happened the first weekend after Labor Day.

The festival also unveiled a teaser video, which is suspiciously soundtracked by Chromeo’s funk jam “Needy Girl,” perhaps providing the first clue of who will be performing at Boston Calling in a few months.


Our spies told us that the full lineup will be released on or around May 25, just after the upcoming edition wraps up, but the video below suggests the September lineup will be revealed at May’s festival, like they have done in the past.

Here’s the presser from the organizers, with video and May schedule after the jump.

Boston Calling Music Festival announces dates and a special pre-sale for its September 2015 festival, taking place September 25 to 27, 2015


Three-day tickets on sale tomorrow, Friday May 1 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster

April 30, 2015 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling is excited to announce the new dates for its September 2015 festival: September 25 – 27, 2015. The new weekend dates are moved back later in September, in order to better accommodate all of the returning student population that arrives in Boston. In addition, the festival announces a special pre-sale for this September’s festival with three-day tickets available for purchase online beginning tomorrow, May 1 at 10AM EST, while quantities last, at www.ticketmaster.com. The three-day pre-sale tickets are specially priced at $110 for General Admission and $250 for VIP, and will be the lowest priced tickets for the festival. The lineup for September’s festival will be unveiled at the upcoming May festival. Celebrating the announcement of September’s date and the pre-sale news is a just released video, available here.

Of the September festival, co-founder Brian Appel says “We’re excited to unveil what’s next for Boston Calling; compelling artists coupled with new design elements. We’re proud of where we’ve been and where we are headed.”

Boston Calling is produced bi-annually, with May and September editions, by Crash Line Productions. As with its previous editions, this September’s festival promises to bring a versatile lineup of nationally acclaimed and up-and-coming artists to Boston. Highlights from former September Boston Calling festivals include Lorde, The National, Vampire Weekend, Nas and The Roots, Passion Pit, The Replacements and Kendrick Lamar. The September 2015 three-day lineup will be announced soon. A limited amount of tickets for this May’s Boston Calling (May 22 – 24, 2015) featuring 23 acts including Beck, My Morning Jacket, Pixies, Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals and more, are still available at www.bostoncalling.com.


And here’s the teaser video:

And May’s schedule:

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