Oh damn Mike D of the Beastie Boys just got added to Boston Calling


If you thought the fantastic lineup of this year’s Boston Calling needed a Beastie Boy, today is your lucky day. As is Sunday, May 27.

The music and arts festival announced that Mike D will be joining this year’s Memorial Day weekend lineup, replacing Bryson Tiller.

Mike D will be dropping a DJ set in Tiller’s slot on the Sunday slate.


Tiller, Boston Calling explains via tweet, has some sort of scheduling conflict. Which is weird, but hey — we all have a lot of things going on. Lineup replacements aren’t necessarily a new thing for Boston Calling, as last year Converge were a late fill-in for Modern Baseball, and Natalie Portman’s “film experience” was postponed and replaced by a stand-up comedy component.

Here’s how the daily lineups shake out for the May 25 to 27 fest, just remember to pretend it says Mike D where it says Bryson Tiller. For all our continued Boston Calling coverage, including info on Portman’s highly anticipated film festival at the Brattle and our picks on who to catch during the daytime, click here.

Featured Mike D image via Boston Calling.