WHAT: Boston Calling’s Early Bird Weekend Passes for both General Admission and VIP go on sale tomorrow. The festival’s second edition will take place September 7 and 8, 2013 at City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts] and will see performances by 18 artists. The September festival is headlined by Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit, with Kendrick Lamar, Local Natives, Major Lazer, The Gaslight Anthem, and Solange joining the lineup.
General Admission Early Bird Weekend Passes are $120 and VIP Early Bird Weekend Passes are $325 with the early bird code CALLING.
WHEN: Early Bird on-sale opens tomorrow, Friday May 31, 2013 at 10AM EST
MORE: After selling out its May 2013 festival, Boston Calling, produced by Crash Line Productions in partnership with Bowery Presents, recently announced it will return September 7-8 2013. September nails the festival offerings with its diversity of 18 live performances, which, as with its hit May 2013 line-up, were co-curated by Aaron Dessner, acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of The National. The festival will be headlined by Vampire Weekend, whose album, Modern Vampires of the City, is currently topping the charts, and the internationally acclaimed yet locally originated Passion Pit guarantees a dance party. Further daring fans not to dance, are Flosstradamus, Major Lazer and Boston’s Bearstronaut. Meanwhile Local Natives, The Gaslight Anthem, The Airborne Toxic Event, and Providence’s Deer Tick offer plenty of reasons to rock out, and two of the country’s leading hip-hop and r&b artists, Kendrick Lamar and Solange will no doubt seduce fans.
Perched on a hill in Downtown Boston and with the city’s skyscrapers encircling its grounds, Boston Calling’s locale at City Hall Plaza will offer the ideal urban festival vibe. As with May 2013’s festival, producers will enhance this environment with two performance stages, two beer gardens, a food pavilion comprised of food trucks and local food vendors, and world-class lighting and design by locally based Party by Design. Boston Calling will also feature a VIP component whereby VIP ticketholders will have access to City Hall Courtyard, a 25,000 square foot, second-floor Mezzanine offering prime views of the main stage as well as specially curated menus and luxurious amenities.
Boston Calling’s September 2013 line-up is as follows:
The Gaslight Anthem
The Airborne Toxic Event
Bat for Lashes
Big Black Delta
A portion of all proceeds from Boston Calling will go to the Music Therapy Program at Boston Children’s Hospital – the program helps patients cope during their hospitalization by bringing the joy of music to their bedsides.
Crash Line Productions is a full-service music and entertainment production company. Formed in the Fall of 2012 by Brian Appel and Mike Snow, Crash Line sees the two executives drawing from their extensive backgrounds in the music and event industry.
City Hall Plaza is located at One City Hall Square in downtown Boston. The festival is accessible via the city’s T via the Park Street stop on the Red Line, the State Street stop on the Orange or Blue line or the Government Center stop on the Green line. The 92 and 93 buses also stop outside of City Hall Plaza on Congress Street.
The Bowery Presents is an independent promotion company based in New York City. With a core business based around great music, its mission is to bring the best bands to the best venues and to provide a great concert experience for fans and artists, along with reasonable ticket prices. Over the years, The Bowery Presents has worked with a vast cross section of some of the most talented performing artists, including Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, LCD Soundsystem, Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Passion Pit and Deadmau5. The company’s activities center on programming live music in the venues it owns and operates, including several New York and New Jersey music venues, such as Terminal 5, The Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Music Hall of Williamsburg and the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, N.J. The Bowery Presents also presents shows at other venues in New York City, such as Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park SummerStage and the Beacon Theatre, and across the Northeast, at places like the Constellation Brands- Marvin Sands Performing Art Center, located on the campus of Finger Lakes Community College in upstate New York. In 2010, the business launched The Bowery Presents: Boston, an extension of the company with an office headquartered in Boston and became the live-music partner for the Royale nightclub in the Theater District. In 2010, The Bowery Presents partnered with Alex Crothers, from Higher Ground in Burlington, Vt., to reopen The State Theatre in Portland, Maine, and in 2011, partnered to open Union Transfer in Philadelphia. In 2012, The Bowery Presents: Boston opened The Sinclair, a concert venue and restaurant with consulting Chef Michael Schlow. In 2012, The Bowery Presents: Boston began to exclusively promote shows at Boston music institutions TT the Bear’s Place and Great Scott.