Boston Calling breaks down single-day lineups

Newport Folk adds Kacey Musgraves as part of busy summer music outlook


Houston rapper Travis Scott (pictured), who’ll perform as part of the Super Bowl halftime show, closes Sunday’s final night of the Boston Calling music festival on Memorial Day weekend. The genre-bending Ohio duo Twenty One Pilots will headline on Friday and the Aussie psych-rockers Tame Impala top Saturday’s bill as part of newly announced separate-day lineups.

Friday also looks rocking with Greta Van Fleet (whose Led Zeppelin similarities and odd wardrobe choices on “SNL” just inflamed social media) and Australia’s Gang of Youths, as well as the dynamic Janelle Monae and Christine and the Queens. Saturday’s a grab bag with electronic act Odesza, rapper Anderson .Paak, Irish folkie Hozier and singer Mitski, plus a Boston triumvirate of Cliaro, Pile and Sidney Gish. Sunday leans to more hip-hop with rappers Logic and Sheck Wes while also serving folk-rocker Brandi Carlisle, Marina (once with the Diamonds) and Boston’s Guster. For more info, and single-day ticket sales (starting Thursday at 10 a.m. with limited $99 GA tickets), link here.

Boston Calling, at the Harvard Athletic Complex on May 24-26, kicks off a busy festival summer that includes Solid Sound, Levitate, Green River and Newport Folk, which just announced a big add in pop-country star Kacey Musgraves on the heels of her sold-out Boch Center Wang Theatre show behind best-of-2018 gem Golden Hour.

Other intriguing new shows going on sale this week are Mott the Hoople ’74 at the Orpheum (April 9), Son Volt at the Paradise (May 2) and King Crimson at the Wang (Sept. 19). Fenway Park hops with Phish on July 5-6, the Who (Sept. 13) and Billy Joel (Sept. 14), while the Rolling Stones hit Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium on June 8.

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