Here's Who's Playing At Boston Calling This Year

Mar 15th 2019 at 8:06 PM

Alt-rock musical duo Twenty One Pilots, rapper Travis Scott and Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala will likely be headlining this year's Boston Calling. The Memorial Day weekend festival announced its lineup Thursday, with names like Greta Van Fleet, Anderson .Paak, Janelle Monae and Mitski within the mix also. Get more details about Boston Calling Music Festival 2019

This comes amid a slew of other music festivals announcing their lineups, which could give us a sense of how the season will go. Governor's Ball in New York City will likely be headlined by The Strokes, Florence along with the Machine, and Tyler, The Creator. Tennessee's Bonnaroo is led by a Phish comeback, Childish Gambino, Post Malone along with the Lumineers. Coachella, in southern California, will have Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande on the major stages.

The three-day annual Boston Calling is calling the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston home for the third year in a row. Along with the touring acts, locally-bred groups involve the stalwarts of Guster, post-hardcore band Pile, breakout indie singer Clairo and also the bandcamp phenom Sidney Gish.

For the comedy stage, Michael Che - the "Saturday Evening Live" comedian recognized locally for his denouncement of Boston as the "most racist city I've ever been to" - joins Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Melissa Villaseñor, Mariana Franklin, Sam Jay and Lamont Cost. As well as its established comedy showcase, the festival announced an intention to partner for the first time together with the Boston Ballet for a series of performances, with information to become announced at a later date.

Here's the full lineup:

Musical Lineup
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Twenty One Pilots
Travis Scott
Tame Impala
Greta Van Fleet
Anderson .Paak and also the Free Nationals
Janelle Monáe
Brandi Carlile
Lord Huron
Sheck Wes
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Christine plus the Queens
Major Red Machine
King Princess
Black Star
Tank along with the Bangas
Mura Masa
Denzel Curry
Princess Nokia
Chromeo (DJ set)
Snail Mail
Ravyn Lenae
Gang of Youths
Young Fathers
Cautious Clay
Pale Waves
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
White Reaper
Sidney Gish
Kilo Kish
Sasha Sloan
Adia Victoria
Uncomplicated Life

Comedy and Entertainment Lineup
Michael Che
Jenny Slate
Fred Armisen
Imogen Heap
Boston Ballet
Melissa Villaseñor
Sam Jay
Marina Franklin
Lamont Price

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