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Boston Calling Music Festival Canceled Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Boston Calling Music Festival has officially been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement issued Tuesday, March 31.

The announcement states it took weeks to come to a decision with local and state officials, but the health of staff, festival-goers, vendors and performers took precedent.

Rage Against the Machine, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers were set to headline this year’s festivities during Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24, at Harvard University’s Athletic Complex. It would have been Rage Against the Machine’s first performance together in nearly a decade.

According to the announcement, ticket holders will be contacted in the coming weeks about options for refunds or rollover tickets for next year’s festival, which will take place March 28-30, 2021.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated the 2020 dates of the festival. 

Christian Burno Contributor
Christian Burno is a former arts reporting fellow for WBUR’s arts and culture team.


Dianna Bell Arts & Culture Editor
Dianna Bell is an arts and culture editor for WBUR.



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