MUSIC
1:37 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Boston Calling: City Hall Plaza to Host Music Festival

Nate Ruess, center, Andrew Dost, left, and Jack Antonoff, of the musical group fun., accept the award for song of the year for We Are Young at the 55th annual Grammy Awards
Grammy winning band fun. will headline the upcoming Boston Calling Music Festival, scheduled for May 25 and 26.
Credit John Shearer / AP

Calling all Boston music aficionados — are you sick of suppressing drool when you hear your west coast friends talk about the lineup for Coachella? Tired of contemplating a trip to New York’s Governor’s Ball, only to find tickets will cost you an arm and a leg?

Well, my friends, your time has come. Crashline Productions has announced the first annual Boston Calling Music Festival, to take place on May 25 and 26 at City Hall Plaza. Finally, Bostonians have earned the right to whip out their jean shorts and Ray Bans and shake what their mother gave them to some tunes in either a) unbearable heat or b) unseasonable cold.

For a first time festival, Boston Calling’s recently announced lineup is surprisingly robust. Best New Artist Grammy winners fun. will headline the weekend event, which will also feature performances from The Shins, The National, Matt and Kim, Marina and the Diamonds, Ra Ra Riot, and The Walkmen, to name a few. Crashline is also promising festival attendees delicious food from local vendors and tasty hops-based refreshments.

Tickets for the festival will go on sale Friday, March 1, but if you don’t think that you can contain your excitement until then, here’s a Boston Calling-inspired playlist to fuel you for the next few days.

The Walkmen — Anglea Surf City

The Shins — Australia

Matt and Kim — Good for Great

Dirty Projectors — Stillness is the Move

St. Lucia — All Eyes on You

Ra Ra Riot — Boy

The National — England

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