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Here's Who Is Playing At Boston Calling This Year

The entrance to Boston Calling as seen during 2018's festival. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The entrance to Boston Calling as seen during 2018's festival. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Alt-rock musical duo Twenty One Pilots, rapper Travis Scott and Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala will be headlining this year's Boston Calling. The Memorial Day weekend festival announced its lineup Thursday, with names like Greta Van Fleet, Anderson .Paak, Janelle Monae and Mitski in the mix as well.

This comes amid a slew of other music festivals announcing their lineups, which could give us a sense of how the season will go. Governor's Ball in New York City will be headlined by The Strokes, Florence and the Machine, and Tyler, The Creator. Tennessee's Bonnaroo is led by a Phish comeback, Childish Gambino, Post Malone and The Lumineers. Coachella, in southern California, will have Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande on the big stages.

The three-day annual Boston Calling is calling the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston home for the third year in a row. In addition to the touring acts, locally-bred groups include the stalwarts of Guster, post-hardcore band Pile, breakout indie singer Clairo and the bandcamp phenom Sidney Gish.

For the comedy stage, Michael Che — the "Saturday Night Live" comedian known locally for his denouncement of Boston as the "most racist city I've ever been to" — joins Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Melissa Villaseñor, Mariana Franklin, Sam Jay and Lamont Price. In addition to its established comedy showcase, the festival announced an intention to partner for the first time with the Boston Ballet for a series of performances, with details to be announced at a later date.

Here's the full lineup:

Musical Lineup

Twenty One Pilots
Travis Scott
Tame Impala
Greta Van Fleet
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Janelle Monáe
Brandi Carlile
Lord Huron
Sheck Wes
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Christine and the Queens
Big Red Machine
King Princess
Black Star
Tank and the Bangas
Mura Masa
Denzel Curry
Princess Nokia
Chromeo (DJ set)
Snail Mail
Ravyn Lenae
Gang of Youths
Young Fathers
Cautious Clay
Pale Waves
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
White Reaper
Sidney Gish
Kilo Kish
Sasha Sloan
Adia Victoria
Easy Life

Comedy & Entertainment Lineup

Michael Che
Jenny Slate
Fred Armisen
Imogen Heap
Boston Ballet
Melissa Villaseñor
Sam Jay
Marina Franklin
Lamont Price

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