What happens when you mix former WFNX employees and City Hall Plaza with some Fun.?

The answer: The first ever Boston Calling Music Festival.

Eighteen bands, including The Shins, Ra Ra Riot, Of Monsters And Men and Bad Rabbits (who performed at our launch party in October!) will be showcased on multiple stages on City Hall Plaza in the two day event kicking of May 25th,  bringing the top names in alternative and indie rock to nearly 20,000 fans in Boston.

Here’s the official line up:



The Shins

Marina and the Diamonds

Matt and Kim

Portugal. The Man



St. Lucia

Bad Rabbits


The Nation

Of Monsters and Men

Young The Giant

Andrew Bird

Dirty Projectors

Ra Ra Riot

The Walkmen

Youth Lagoon


Partnered with The Bowery Presents, The Liberty Hotel, Boston Children’s Hospital, Lift and Beer Summit Boston, the festival was created and funded by Crash Line Productions, the brainchild of former WFNX colleagues Brian Appel and Mike Snow.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. and are are $75 for one day and $130 for two days. All kids under 10 are free.

Don’t forget to check out our interview with Boston Calling headliner and Grammy-winning Fun. !

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