Boston Calling returns; this time with dance music
Earlier this year, Boston Calling became the first full-scale music festival to be hosted in the heart of the city of Boston, though dance music was noticeably left off the bill. To the delight of many who yearned for a healthier serving of bass, a video flashed the likes of Major Lazer, Wolfgang Gartner, Flosstradamus, and Flume (among indie bands and hip-hop acts) on the LED screens prior to The National taking the stage; the dual alternating stages are to return to City Hall Plaza once again this September.
While some consider City Hall to be an abomination to architecture, festival organizers, Crash Line, found the plaza to be most befitting as ticketed events are not currently allowed on the greener Boston Common. Plus, mud is a non-issue if weather ever goes sour. While most festivals focus on imprisoning and subjecting attendees to exorbitant pricing for sustenance, Boston Calling allows and even encourages reentry to truly integrate the event within the city of Boston. Outside food and drink are permitted, although a great selection of Boston’s finest is also available for those that need a quick fix. Event organizers also had the foresight to rearrange the layout to maximize the dance floor in front of the stages to accommodate what will likely be a high energy crowd.
With considerable thought, planning, and vision, Crash Line and the Bowery hope to schedule Boston Calling twice every calendar year, and we fully support this decision unless, of course, dance music is again conveniently neglected from the lineups. Just kidding.
Grab your tickets here.