The 2019 Boston Calling music pageant opened on the Harvard Athletic fields in Allston on Friday, marking three days of concert events within the Boston neighborhood and the favored occasion’s 10th present.
Sunshine largely disappeared and gave solution to overcast skies and wind by the point the pageant opened for ticket-holders at 2:30 p.m. Followers desperate to see greater than a dozen acts throughout the pageant’s three live performance phases and enviornment rushed the athletic fields Friday afternoon.
Headliners scheduled to carry out Friday night time embody duo Twenty One Pilots and Scottish synth-pop band CHVRCHES. Comedians like Fred Armisen, a former “Saturday Night time Reside” forged member who lately launched a Netflix particular, and Sam Jay, a “Saturday Night time Reside” author who grew up in Dorchester, carried out on the pageant’s enviornment stage Friday afternoon.
Trevor Solomon, the expertise purchaser for Boston Calling, instructed MassLive that the Allston occasion has turn into one of many prime 10 festivals within the nation.
“It had garnered an incredible repute within the business,” he stated in an interview. “We’ve got nice reactions from bands, which is why you see bands coming again to play.”
The pageant that started on Boston Metropolis Corridor Plaza in 2012 was initially held bi-annually within the fall and spring, earlier than increasing and changing into a yearly occasion in Allston.
Different headliners on the 2019 occasion embody Tame Impala on Saturday and rapper Travis Scott on Sunday. See the total schedule for Boston Calling right here.