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Boston Calling shakes up it’s Future

2017’s planned festival grounds allow for much more space and easier accessibility being placed right outside Boston’s hectic downtown.

Major announcement this morning concerning the folks at Boston Calling Music Festival…

Speculation on a move has grown since the festival’s conception. The noticeable constraints of City Hall Plaza could never really hold the energy of it’s attendees back, let alone the performances themselves, however when discussion of the future of this intimate festival would arise people were left scratching their heads.

However they are finally answering our hypothetical questions. Starting May 2017 (thus cancelling out a September 2016 edition) the festival will re-locate to Harvard University’s spacious athletics complex at 65 North Harvard Street right in Boston’s “Rock City” Allston. The expanded festival will surely allow a slew of more performers and activities while expanding it’s comedy program (something that was just initiated for this weekend’s edition) and finally introducing a full artistic installation program.

But it’s when it comes to their final announcement that we have the biggest news. The 2017 edition will also feature a fully curated film program compiled by none other than Harvard Grad herself Natalie Portman, while The National’s Aaron Dessner will continue to serve as Music Curator.

Brian Appel, Co-Founder and CEO or Crash Line Productions and Boston Calling, said in a statement released to press this morning, “Since 2013, we have enjoyed three successful years and six festivals at City Hall Plaza. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to call City Hall the festival’s home…and look to continue to produce a range of other events on the plaza for years to come, beginning with Copenhagen Beer Celebration this September.”

So don’t fret fans of the typical two-Callings-a-year deal, it looks like we’ll have plenty more to be excited about. More to come…


Click here to find coverage of THIS year’s festival, opening May 27th.

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