Boston Calling Music Festival Canceled For A Second Year

The gate at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The gate at Boston Calling. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The Boston Calling Music Festival has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the continuing pandemic, according to a statement released by the festival’s organizers.

“After exploring all possible options for hosting Boston Calling this year, we have made the difficult decision in conjunction with local and state authorities to cancel the 2021 festival. The health and safety of our entire community is always our top priority, and there was no appropriate scenario under which we could provide the Boston Calling experience you love and deserve,” they wrote.

Boston Calling isn’t the only festival to be canceled this year. Other music festivals that have been called off include Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, and California Roots.

Ticket buyers can request a full refund, or their tickets can be rolled over for admission to the next festival. The multi-day festival will be rescheduled for Memorial Day weekend in 2022.


Magdiela Matta Arts Fellow
Magdiela Matta was the arts and culture reporting fellow for WBUR in 2021.



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