Source: Boston Calling Music Festival not planning a September edition


Be sure to get your fix of Boston Calling this May — it could be a while before another music festival of its kind graces City Hall Plaza.

A source tells Vanyaland that there are currently no plans for a September edition of Boston Calling, meaning that the May 27 to 29 festival with Sia, Disclosure, Robyn and others could be its last at Government Center until 2017.

Whether the decision to possibly skip September means that Boston Calling will revert to a once-a-year format or seek a new home for next year remains to be seen. Since launching in 2013, Boston Calling has operated two large-scale music festivals each year in Boston, with its May and September events each drawing roughly 20,000 music fans to City Hall Plaza. The festival is co-curated by Aaron Dessner of the National.


Vanyaland has reached out to Crash Line Productions, the organizers behind Boston Calling, for confirmation. Last year, Crash Line branched out of Boston to produce the first Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. That festival returns to the Badger State for a second go-round on August 12 and 13.

In addition to the headliners listed above, the upcoming May edition of Boston Calling also features Odesza, Sufjan Stevens, Haim, Miike Snow, Janelle Monáe, City And Colour, Courtney Barnett, Elle King, The Front Bottoms, BØRNS, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, The Vaccines, Vince Staples, Battles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Christine And The Queens, Lisa Hannigan and Dessner, Lizzo, Palehound, and Michael Christmas.

Advance tickets are available here.