By Christina Clemente | May 16, 2016 | Culture
A sizzling group of rockers lights up City Hall Plaza at Boston Calling.
Following massive turnouts the last two years, Boston Calling looks to ignite City Hall Plaza again.
Robyn and Sia and Haim, oh my! And there is much more where that came from—20 acts more, in fact—at this year’s Boston Calling, the three-day, multi-stage music fest, now in its seventh year, taking over City Hall Plaza on Memorial Day weekend.
Australian pop sensation (and wig aficionado) Sia will headline Friday’s opening-night show, joined by the duet of Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner of The National, as well as folk-pop darling Sufjan Stevens. Festival-goers at the three-day event—which last year drew more than 50,000 fans—can also expect performances by Swedish pop star Robyn and English electronic duo Disclosure (Saturday and Sunday’s headliners, respectively), in addition to Miike Snow, fresh off the release of their third studio album last month, and Grammy-nominated artists Elle King, Odesza, and Janelle Monáe.
But these days, a music festival isn’t just a music festival. A third stage on the grounds will feature other entertainment, including stand-up comedy acts. And this year, expect bigger and better food and drink vendors—even a signature Boston Calling beer from Danish super-brewer Mikkeller. Rock on! May 27—29, 1 City Hall Sq.
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