The set times for Boston Calling’s Memorial Day weekend blowout at City Hall Plaza have arrived.
And there is a lot to drink in.
The slates for Saturday (May 28) and Sunday (May 29) are anchored by headlining 9:20 p.m. performances by Robyn and Disclosure, respectively. But one thing that jumps out when glancing at the full schedule is the added talent; the addition of a third stage for local music and comedy really adds to the entire weekend, though the drawback is that for the first time in Boston Calling’s history, there will be overlap in live performances. The fest prevented any threat of #FOMO in previous events, but this time around there are only so many hours in the day. Win some, lose some.
That said, the third stage is pretty great. In addition to standup comedy performances curated by Lamont Price, the third stage welcomes a quartet of New England bands, including scuzzy garage-punks Black Beach, guitar-pop trio Lady Pills, folk-pop gents Nemes, and Americana-induced These Wild Plains.
Seeing Black Beach tucked in on a festival poster between Janelle Monae and Haim is pretty awesome. We’re glad that exists.
We won’t bother you with a written-out rundown of the action; take a look at the full schedule below.