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Scenes From Boston Calling: Music, Comedy — And A Ferris Wheel

After holding seven events in City Hall Plaza downtown, Boston Calling Music Festival made some major changes this year. Now at the grassy fields of Harvard Stadium in Allston, the fest expanded over 16 acres with 45 musical acts and 12 comedy sets. Big names like Tool, Sigur Rós, Run The Jewels and comedian Tig Notaro were all there.

Here are a few scenes from the field:

Jónsi, of Icelandic post-punk band Sigur Rós, plays at Boston Calling on Friday night. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jónsi, of Icelandic post-punk band Sigur Rós, plays at Boston Calling on Friday night. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Fans at Boston Calling watching Boston area band Vundabar on Friday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Fans at Boston Calling watching Boston area band Vundabar on Friday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant performs Sunday afternoon. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant performs Sunday afternoon. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
The audience dances to Cage the Elephant on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
The audience dances to Cage the Elephant on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Cage the Elephant guitarist Brad Shultz leaps into the crowd. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Cage the Elephant guitarist Brad Shultz leaps into the crowd. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Killer Mike and El-P, of Run The Jewels. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Killer Mike and El-P, of Run The Jewels. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Killer Mike, of Run The Jewels. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Killer Mike, of Run The Jewels. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Brendan Legg and Jamie Toner relax in an air hammock at Boston Calling. This year, the festival is spreading across 16 acres in Allston, compared to just six at previous festivals in City Hall Plaza. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Brendan Legg and Jamie Toner relax in an air hammock at Boston Calling. This year, the festival is spreading across 16 acres in Allston, compared to just six at previous festivals in City Hall Plaza. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Francis Farewell Starlite, of Francis and the Lights, performs Friday night. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Francis Farewell Starlite, of Francis and the Lights, performs Friday night. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Tool's bassist Justin Chancellor. The alt-metal band closed out Boston Calling Sunday night. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Tool's bassist Justin Chancellor. The alt-metal band closed out Boston Calling Sunday night. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Maynard James Keenan, of Tool, on stage Sunday night. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Maynard James Keenan, of Tool, on stage Sunday night. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Crowds watched Major Lazer and Tool on Sunday night at Boston Calling. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Crowds watched Major Lazer and Tool on Sunday night at Boston Calling. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Guitarist Brian Bell, of Weezer, performs on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Guitarist Brian Bell, of Weezer, performs on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Weezer. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Weezer. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Weezer's Rivers Cuomo. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
(Hadley Green for WBUR)
(Hadley Green for WBUR)
Comedian Tig Notaro. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Comedian Tig Notaro. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Tig Notaro performs standup at Boston Calling's comedy stage. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Tig Notaro performs standup at Boston Calling's comedy stage. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
People laugh during Tig Notaro’s performance. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
People laugh during Tig Notaro’s performance. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
People dance during Run The Jewels performance. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
People dance during Run The Jewels performance. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Bill Janovitz, of Buffalo Tom, performs at Boston Calling on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Bill Janovitz, of Buffalo Tom, performs at Boston Calling on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
The crowd on Sunday afternoon. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
The crowd on Sunday afternoon. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Katie Biello and her son Jude dance near the stage on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Katie Biello and her son Jude dance near the stage on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara perform Saturday afternoon at Boston Calling. (Amy Gorel/WBUR)
Canadian indie pop duo Tegan and Sara perform Saturday afternoon at Boston Calling. (Amy Gorel/WBUR)
Jónsi, of Sigur Rós, plays his guitar with a violin bow. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Jónsi, of Sigur Rós, plays his guitar with a violin bow. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The entrance of the Boston Calling Music Festival at the end of the first night. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The entrance of the Boston Calling Music Festival at the end of the first night. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Quavo, of Migos, emerges onto the stage. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Quavo, of Migos, emerges onto the stage. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The hip-hop trio Migos was a last minute replacement for Solange Friday night. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The hip-hop trio Migos was a last minute replacement for Solange Friday night. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Evie Perrotta, Morgan Pappas and Temi Falayi cheer for Migos at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Evie Perrotta, Morgan Pappas and Temi Falayi cheer for Migos at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
DJ Durel, of Migos, gets the crowd warmed up at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
DJ Durel, of Migos, gets the crowd warmed up at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The line for the Ferris wheel Friday night. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The line for the Ferris wheel Friday night. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Arianna Leon, of Southwick, hula hooping during the Car Seat Headrest set at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Arianna Leon, of Southwick, hula hooping during the Car Seat Headrest set at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of North Carolina band Sylvan Esso. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn of North Carolina band Sylvan Esso. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The crowd dances to Sylvan Esso. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The crowd dances to Sylvan Esso. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Sylvan Esso duo. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The Sylvan Esso duo. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Amelia Meath, of Sylvan Esso. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Amelia Meath, of Sylvan Esso. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The crowd watches Car Seat Headrest. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The crowd watches Car Seat Headrest. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Will Toledo, of indie rock band Car Seat Headrest. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Will Toledo, of indie rock band Car Seat Headrest. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Quotes from bands playing the festival around the grounds. (Amy Gorel/WBUR)
Quotes from bands playing the festival around the grounds. (Amy Gorel/WBUR)
Francis and the Lights performs Friday evening. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Francis and the Lights performs Friday evening. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The crowd for Car Seat Headrest. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The crowd for Car Seat Headrest. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Wolf Parade performs on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Wolf Parade performs on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
The crowd listens on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
The crowd listens on Sunday. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Deerhoof's Greg Saunier. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Deerhoof's Greg Saunier. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Satomi Matsuzaki, of Deerhoof. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Satomi Matsuzaki, of Deerhoof. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Deerhoof plays to a rain-soaked crowd at Boston Calling Friday afternoon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Deerhoof plays to a rain-soaked crowd at Boston Calling Friday afternoon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Lucy Dacus. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Lucy Dacus. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Lucy Dacus at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Lucy Dacus at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Mitsky. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Mitsky. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Flatbush Zombies. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
Flatbush Zombies. (Hadley Green for WBUR)
The crowd watches George Xylouris and Jim White, of Xylouris White, perform Friday afternoon at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The crowd watches George Xylouris and Jim White, of Xylouris White, perform Friday afternoon at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
George Xylouris plays a Cretan lute. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
George Xylouris plays a Cretan lute. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston Police patrol the perimeter of the festival. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Boston Police patrol the perimeter of the festival. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Drew McDonald, of Vundabar, on drums at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Drew McDonald, of Vundabar, on drums at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Local band Vundabar kicks off Boston Calling Friday afternoon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Local band Vundabar kicks off Boston Calling Friday afternoon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
A few pieces of art and the Ferris wheel in the process of set up on Thursday afternoon. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A few pieces of art and the Ferris wheel in the process of set up on Thursday afternoon. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Construction of the entrance to Boston Calling is almost complete on a wet Thursday afternoon. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Construction of the entrance to Boston Calling is almost complete on a wet Thursday afternoon. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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