Boston Calling Festival 2016

Boston Calling Festival 2016

May 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016
May 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016


Boston Calling Music Festival is a Boston-based music festival that takes place twice a year, May and September, attracting 20-22,000 fans with each edition. It debuted in May, 2013. Such outlets as Rolling Stone and The Boston Globe have praised Boston Calling for its versatile lineup and its quality of production.[1] It was also named one of the Top 10 Festivals in the U.S. by Consequence of Sound.[2]

Boston's Calling's line-up is co-curated by Aaron Dessner of The National. Performers of past Boston Callings have included The National, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Of Monsters and Men, Fun., Kendrick Lamar, Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, Modest Mouse, Airborne Toxic Event, and Lake Street Dive.

Set on a hill in Downtown Boston and with the city’s skyline as its backdrop, Boston Calling calls City Hall Plaza home. There are two performance stages, with non-overlapping sets, a festival-wide beer experiences, and a food pavilion. Boston Calling is produced by Crash Line Productions, a Boston-based entertainment production company which also produces Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Sia Furler
Australian singer-songwriter
Swedish singer-songwriter
bornJune 12, 1979
Stockholm, Sweden
Miike Snow

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Sia Kate Isobelle Furler (born 18 December 1975), referred to mononymously as Sia (/ˈsə/), is an Australian singer and songwriter. She started her career as a singer in the local Adelaide acid jazz band Crisp in the mid-1990s. In 1997, when Crisp disbanded, she released her debut studio album titled OnlySee on Flavoured Records in Australia. Following the event, she moved to London, England and provided lead vocals for British duo Zero 7.

In 2000, Sia signed to Sony Music's sub-label Dance Pool and released her second studio album, Healing Is Difficult, the following year. Displeased with the promotion of the record, she signed to Go! Beat and released her third studio album, Colour the Small One, in 2004. Dissatisfied with the project's struggling to connect with a mainstream audience, Sia relocated to New York City in 2005 and began touring across the United States. Sia released her fourth and fifth studio releases, Some People Have Real Problems and We Are Born, in 2008 and 2010, respectively. In 2014, Sia released her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear, which was preceded by the top-ten single "Chandelier". On 29 January 2016, she released her seventh studio album This Is Acting.

Sia's music incorporates hip hop, funk and soul as a base for her vocal styling.[1] In 2014, she was ranked the 97th richest Australian person under the age of 40 by BRW magazine, with a reported net worth of AU$20 million.[2] Her music has received an array of accolades, including ARIA Awards and MTV Music Awards.[3]


Odesza (stylized as ODESZA) are an American electronic music duo from Seattle consisting of Harrison Mills (CatacombKid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches). The group was formed in 2012 shortly before Mills and Knight graduated from Western Washington University.[5] Their debut album, Summer's Gone, was released in 2012 to much acclaim in the underground electronic music community.[6][7] Odesza followed Summer's Gone with their first EP, My Friends Never Die, in 2013 and their second LP, In Return, in 2014. The duo released In Return (Deluxe Edition) on September 18, 2015 via Counter Records, an extended version of the original album plus three live recordings all featuring a horn section, instrumentals, and a new track “Light (feat. Little Dragon)”.[8] On December 7th, 2015, ODESZA’s “Say My Name (RAC Remix)” was nominated for the Best Remixed Recording Grammy.[9]


Disclosure are an English electronic music duo consisting of brothers Howard (born 11 May 1994) and Guy Lawrence (born 25 May 1991).[3] The siblings grew up in Reigate, Surrey.[4] Their debut studio album, Settle, released on 3 June 2013 through PMR, was nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards. They recently released a second studio album, Caracal, on 25 September 2015 which was also nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

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Live Review: Three days of raised stakes, raised eyebrows, and raised expectations at Boston Calling  –  May 31, 2016
Let’s face it — festival crowds don’t really care about innovative ... watching These Wild Plains on the other side of the fest. On its second day of 2016, Boston Calling fed us a big sack of immediately forgettable placeholder/time killer acts ...
Boston Calling 2016 day 1 pics (Sia, Sufjan, Lisa Hannigan & Aaron Dessner)
Brooklyn Vegan  –  May 31, 2016
[Boston Globe] Boston Calling not only moves to Allston in 2017, but it will now only be an annual Memorial Day Weekend festival (which means no September edition anymore).
Boston Calling’s final downtown round a moveable feast of sounds
The Boston Globe  –  May 31, 2016
How do you even begin to manage a daylong music festival like Boston Calling on its fully extended weekend installments? Confronted with a schedule including no fewer than 18 acts on three different stages — two close together, one tucked away at a ...
Harvard Facilities Will Host Boston Calling in 2017
Harvard Crimson  –  May 31, 2016
Boston Calling will be held at Harvard’s athletic complex in Allston in May 2017, marking a venue and scheduling change for the popular music festival. Under a rental agreement with Harvard’s Athletics Department, performers and concertgoers will ...
Boston Calling 2016 Festival Review: From Worst to Best
Consequence of Sound  –  May 30, 2016
Boston Calling will never be the same again. That’s not even hyperbole. Just hours before the festival’s 2016 edition kicked off, a press release went out announcing that the event would not be returning next year to City Hall Plaza. Not only will ...
Last Best Show: Boston Calling Day 3
Boston Herald  –  May 30, 2016
But Boston Calling 2016 went out with a bang ... We hope this blend of local talent accompanies the festival when it moves to Allston in 2017.
Day One of Boston Calling 2016 is Unforgettable Thanks to Sia and Sufjan
Examiner  –  May 30, 2016
Sia owned Boston Calling 2016, and on just the first night of the festival made certain this final weekend at City Hall Plaza would surely be one to remember.
Julian Edelman interrupted a Boston concert to yell 'Free [Tom] Brady'
SBN  –  May 30, 2016
Julian Edelman came out on stage at the Boston Calling music festival Saturday night and shouted "Free Brady ... — Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) May 29, 2016 Edelman, who just celebrated his 30th birthday, is the latest one ...
Julian Edelman pleads 'Free Brady!' at Boston music festival
Sporting News  –  May 29, 2016
May 29, 2016 4:43pm EDT May 29, 2016 4:43pm ... Wide receiver Julian Edelman, one of Brady’s favorite targets, showed up on stage at the Boston Calling music festival Saturday night and implored, “Free Brady!” The Deflategate saga around Brady ...
Blue Jean Baby: Singer Courtney Barnett rocks out on stage at Boston Calling Music Festival wearing denims and vintage T-shirt
Daily Mail  –  May 29, 2016
The Boston Calling Music Festival runs over three days and nights in Boston and ... She was also nominated for International Female Solo Artist at the 2016 Brit Awards. And she dominated on home soil at the 2015 ARIA Music Awards, winning four awards ...
Photos: Boston Calling Spring 2016
Boston Magazine  –  May 28, 2016
Boston Calling is back for a Memorial Day weekend full of lively music, good food, and flower crowns. Sia, Robyn, and Disclosure are headlining the spring 2016 edition of the popular music festival—the last one taking place at City Hall Plaza before the ...
Boston Calling Announce Big Changes to Its Festival
TMR Zoo  –  May 27, 2016
Boston Calling has announced big updates to its growing music festival. Starting this year, Boston Calling will be sticking to an annual, Memorial Day Weekend run, putting an end to its September show. This weekends show will also be the last ever to be ...
Boston Calling Music Festival Will Move To Allston In 2017
Artery  –  May 27, 2016
BOSTON This weekend’s Boston Calling will be the last at City Hall Plaza. Organizers of the popular music festival on Friday confirmed rumors that they’re moving the event to Harvard University’s athletics complex in Allston. No one was available ...
Boston Calling 2016: What You Need to Know
Patch  –  May 27, 2016
This weekend, the spring edition of the Boston Calling Music Festival is set to rock Government Center. It'll be the last time at this location before moving to Allston in 2017. Those in the area can expect things to kick off Friday night, with Saturday ...

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