Boston Calling set to return May 24-25

A huge crowd gathered to watch rapper Kendrick Lamar perform.
Matt Juul/ correspondent
A huge crowd gathered to watch rapper Kendrick Lamar perform.

The final notes of Passion Pit’s Sunday night set may still be hanging in the air over City Hall Plaza, but mark your calendars: Boston Calling is returning to the downtown location for Memorial Day weekend 2014.

After debuting the festival in May with headliners fun. and The National, and hosting a second rendition last weekend with Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, and more, today the organizers announced the dates for the next musical gathering: May 24-25.

A limited number of early bird tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. for the special price of $75. Purchasers of those tickets also get a silkscreened poster from last weekend’s event.


No word yet on next May’s lineup, but the festival’s site provides a teaser, saying, “If you loved Boston Calling, 2014 takes it to the next level.” The official release offers a bit more, saying that bands won’t be announced for a few months but “ticket buyers can count on a strong weekend of music similar in style to May’s debut festival.”

Who would you like to see on the lineup? Are you planning on going to Boston Calling 2014?