Foo Fighters, The Lumineers and Paramore to Headline Boston Calling

Foo Fighters hinted on New Year’s Eve that they will “soon” return to the stage, following the death of the longtime drummer last year Taylor Hawkins. Now we have at least one meeting place. That Dave Grohl-led band is set to headline the opening night of Boston is callingLive Nation’s three-day festival in Harvard Square, May 26.

Boston Calling is the Foos’ first major performance to be announced since Hawkins’ death last March in Bogota, Colombia. The Lumineersalt-folk hit makers from Denver, will headline Saturday night, while alt-rock darlings Paramoreready to release their sixth studio album, It is thereforecloses the festival with a set on Sunday, May 28.

These famous acts will top a rock-heavy lineup of over 50 artists, including 20 artists with local ties. Rounding out the weekend is a lineup of artists ranging from breakout stars to heavy hitters, including seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissetteplaying their first show in Boston since 2012, influential art-punk trio Yes Yes Yesand the hammering hard stone of queen of the stone age. Joining these actions is The national, Noah Kahan, Bleachers, Niall Horan, The flaming lips, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Mt. Joy, Maren Morrisand many more.

The weekend also gives festival-goers the chance to hear new sounds, a Boston Calling hallmark since the festival’s debut in 2013. Look for Chelsea Cutler, L√ČON, Fletcher, 070 Shake, Teddy Swims, Joy Oladokun, The Linda Lindas, The Beaches, Brutus, Genesis Owusu and The Aces, to name a few.

New to the party this year is the GA+ experience. General admission ticket holders can enhance their experience and add the GA+ upgrade to their ticket for unlimited access to the event’s Thomas Tew VIP Reserve Lounge, an oasis on the grounds, including access to a cash bar with craft cocktails, plus an expanded beer & wine menu and complimentary water and soft drinks.

Specially priced 3-day general admission, GA+, VIP and platinum tickets as well as single-day tickets for GA, GA+, VIP and platinum are on sale this Thursday, Jan. 12 at 10:00 a.m. ET. More information can be found here.

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