Boston Calling musical festival announced
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Boston's music scene is hoping to hit a high note this summer, drawing in some of the country's top up and coming acts.
The headliner is the group Fun. that just won two Grammys. They are fun -- and they're headed to Boston City Hall in May.
For the first time in quite some time, downtown Boston will be rocking a two-day music festival.
“This is the first time in a long time that people are getting together, calling it a festival and doing two days that are the same nine bands a day,” said Michael Snow, Boston Calling.
The Shins are part of the lineup of 18 bands playing City Hall Plaza along with local favorites like Caspian.
It took event organizers a year to get Boston Calling going.
City Hall Plaza is no stranger to music events, though some one-day concerts have caused crowd control concerns.
But organizers for Boston Calling say they're looking forward to making sure this will be a fun annual music festival for all to enjoy.
“We really wanted to bring it to an urban setting. We wanted to bring it to Boston. There’s such great musical history here, and that’s something we really wanted to highlight,” said Snow.
Ticket prices range from $75 for a one-day ticket, to $350 for an entire weekend VIP experience.