The Boston Calling music festival has drawn top-notch talent since it premiered, and continues doing so with this year’s headliners like Bon Iver, Solange, Mumford and Sons, and Sigur Ros. The three-day festival taking place over Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28), is debuting a comedy fest this year and moving to the Harvard Athletic Campus in Allston where it can expand its offerings to ticketholders and guarantee more space.
“We wanted to make sure we stepped up our game and deliver what people expect and hopefully go beyond their expectations,” says Erica Bishop, VIP Hospitality Director, who to this point has assembled a team of VIP concierges ready to answer all your questions and make your experience as comfortable as possible. Here’s what to expect inside this year’s Boston Calling music festival (including a soon-to-be iconic Ferris wheel).
Amenities: Enjoy a dedicated VIP-only fast pass entrance and more space to move around as well as access to phone charging stations (for all those ‘grams) with comfortable lounge seating, access to an exclusive VIP lounge, air-conditioned high-end bathrooms, cash bars without the unruly lines and elevated food and beverage, and use of those aforementioned concert concierges if you say, forget a hair tie or your ear plugs. “Having a place to sit and relax for a bit while having a drink is a huge plus to the VIP package,” says Erica. Expect great food from Will Gilson, chef and owner of Puritan & Company, who will serve Grilled Pork, Organic Salmon, and Free Range Chicken in Tacos, Bowls, and Sandwiches and Brendan Pelley, chef at Doretta Taverna & Raw Bar, who will cook up Chicken Souvlaki and Ancient Grain Salad.
Amenities: This level of VIP is new this year as the Boston Calling team wanted to expand their ticket offerings. Single-day passes are still available for the platinum area where you’ll have access to luxe food from a different restaurant on each of the days, including Alden & Harlow’s chef and owner Michael Scelfo on Friday, Commonwealth’s chef and owner Nookie Postal on Saturday, and Chef Gilson from Puritan & Company on Sunday. Wash it down with craft cocktails for purchase. The Platinum Sky Boxes are new this year and can host up to 50 people with great sightlines of the stage. The private lounges will be customized to fit company or individual branding. The skyboxes as well as platinum ticket holders can access the elevated deck with views of both stages.