Day Tripping: Boston Calling unveils single-day lineups for 2018 fest



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Here’s an early gift from Boston Calling Music Festival: Single-day lineups are out!


Last year we didn’t get word on who was playing on which day until March, so this is a nice January surprise. And it gives us added time to figure out what day is the best (if you play those types of games, of course). This spring’s Boston Calling — going down May 25 to 27 at Allston’s Harvard Athletic Complex over Memorial Day weekend — shakes out like this:

The Killers headline Friday, after The National, Paramore, and Portugal. The Man.

Jack White caps off Saturday, after Queens of the Stone Age, Tyler, The Creator, and St. Vincent.


And Eminem closes out Sunday, post Khalid, Bryson Tiller, Fleet Foxes, and The Decemberists.

On the Boston tip, Weakened Friends kick off Saturday, and STL GLD open the Sunday slate.

With the single-day lineup news comes single-day ticket availability and a new payment plan has been implemented. Here’s word on pricing directly from Boston Calling:

Single day tickets are available for purchase beginning today, January 18 at 10 a.m. EST at bostoncalling.com. Special ANNOUNCE DAY pricing for single day tickets are $95 for General Admission, $219 for VIP, and $579 for Platinum passes, while supplies last. After 12 p.m. EST tomorrow, January 19, regularly priced tickets will be available at $105 for General Admission, $229 for VIP, and $599 for Platinum passes. A limited number of General Admission Three-Day passes and VIP Three-Day passes are available for $289 and $649, respectively. Additionally, there are a limited amount of three-day Platinum passes available for $1,099.


Below in the full breakdown, in both text and flyer form.

Friday, May 25, 2018: The Killers, The National, Paramore, Portugal. The Man, Maggie Rogers, Pussy Riot, Perfume Genius, Noname, (Sandy) Alex G, Big Thief, Citizen, Charly Bliss, and This Is The Kit. In the arena: Natalie Portman, Lovett Or Leave It.

Saturday, May 26, 2018: Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Tyler, The Creator, St. Vincent, Brockhampton, Royal Blood, Manchester Orchestra, Daniel Caesar, Belly, The Menzingers, Oh Sees, Mount Kimbie, Leikeli47, Lillie Mae, Tauk, and Weakened Friends. In the arena: Natalie Portman, Pod Save America, Bridget Everett, Tony Hinchcliffe, Jo Firestone, Martin Urbano.

Sunday, May 27, 2018: Eminem, Khalid, Bryson Tiller, Fleet Foxes, The Decemberists, Stormzy, Thundercat, Julien Baker, Dirty Projectors, Alvvays, Pond, Zola Jesus, Taylor Bennett, Westside Gunn and Conway, Field Report, and STL GLD. In the arena: Natalie Portman, Jenny Slate, Cameron Esposito, Max Silverstri, Martin Urbano.


Featured Paramore photo by Lindsey Byrnes, via Boston Calling.