Boston Calling 2018’s single-day lineups are here

See which days Eminem, Jack White, and The Killers are performing at Boston Calling 2018.

Allston, MA- May 26, 2017: (left to right) Inga Nilsson and 
Carly Guellidance to the music during the Boston Calling music festival at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, MA on May 26, 2017. (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: arts reporter:
Inga Nilsson and Carly Guelli dance to the music during the 2017 Boston Calling music festival at the Harvard Athletic Complex. –Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

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The single-day lineups for the 2018 Boston Calling music festival were released Thursday morning, with The Killers, Jack White, and Eminem headlining Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the festival, respectively. This year’s Boston Calling music festival will take place from May 25-27.

Along with announcing the daily lineups, festival organizers put up a limited number of single-day tickets for sale on the Boston Calling website. They’ll only be available until Friday at 12 p.m. at the “announce date” price point: $95 for general admission, $219 for VIP (which includes perks like a fast pass entrance to the festival and air-conditioned bathrooms), and $579 for Platinum (which includes VIP perks plus access to premium food and beverages and exclusive merch). After 12 p.m. on Friday, single-day tickets will be available at their regular prices of $105, $229, and $599 for general admission, VIP, and Platinum, respectively.


Like 2017, the festival will once again be held at the Harvard Athletic Complex. One change from last year is the comedy lineup, which has been rebranded as a “Comedy and Entertainment Lineup” and will be headlined by actress and Harvard graduate Natalie Portman. Portman had to cancel her scheduled “film experience” at the 2017 festival. More information about the comedy and entertainment programming, which will once again be held in the festival’s arena (the Bright-Landry Hockey Center), will be available in the coming months, according to a press release.

Here are the full lineups for each of the three days:

Boston Calling 2018 single-day lineups.
Boston Calling 2018 single-day lineups. —Courtesy Boston Calling

Friday, May 25, 2018
The Killers
The National
Portugal. The Man
Maggie Rogers
Pussy Riot
Perfume Genius
(Sandy) Alex G
Big Thief
Charly Bliss
This Is the Kit

Natalie Portman
Lovett Or Leave It

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Jack White
Queens of the Stone Age
Tyler, the Creator
St. Vincent
Royal Blood
Manchester Orchestra
Daniel Caesar
The Menzingers
Oh Sees
Mount Kimbie
Lillie Mae
Weakened Friends

Natalie Portman
Pod Save America
Bridget Everett
Tony Hinchcliffe
Jo Firestone
Martin Urbano

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Bryson Tiller
Fleet Foxes
The Decemberists
Julien Baker
Dirty Projectors
Zola Jesus
Taylor Bennett
Westside Gunn and Conway
Field Report
Stl Gld


Natalie Portman
Jenny Slate
Cameron Esposito
Max Silverstri
Martin Urbano

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