Boston Calling 2020 Lineup & How to Get Tickets

Boston Calling is one of the biggest music festivals in the country and is held annually in Allston, MA, right at the Harvard Athletic Complex. The headliners of this year’s lineup are incredible, and perhaps the best in the festival’s short seven-year history.

With an incredible lineup and reputation for being one of the best music festivals in the northeast every year, fans who are looking to make it out always have plenty of questions before deciding to buy tickets, so we at TickPick have included important information about Boston Calling in the blog below.

When is Boston Calling 2020?

Boston Calling is held annually over Memorial Day weekend in May. It’s scheduled to span the weekend of Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 24th.

When Do Boston Calling Tickets Go On Sale?

Tickets are currently available with special pricing ahead of the full lineup being released. If you’re unable to purchase Boston Calling tickets before they sell out this year, be sure to check out TickPick for cheap Boston Calling tickets that never include any service fees.

How to Purchase Boston Calling Passes When They Go On Sale

First thing’s first. You’ll want to get an account on Front Gate Tickets, the official primary seller for Boston Calling tickets.

Before purchasing, be sure to read up on the rules and regulations when it comes to buying tickets, ticket limits, etc. because there are a lot. We’ve highlighted the main ones here, but it’s always good to know all the intricate details and really understand what you may be looking to buy, so check out the official FAQ page for answers to any of your questions.

Boston Calling 2020 Lineup

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Back on November 14th, the festival leaked two MAJOR headliners that are slated to close out two days of the festival – Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As of today (1/28), the rest of the lineup has finally been released, and the third headliner may be the biggest act of them all. Anti-establishment rockers Rage Against The Machine have been confirmed as the festival’s third headliner, and this may be the best trio of headlining acts any festival – particularly ones with rock acts – that we’ve ever seen at TickPick.

Other notable acts during this three-day festival are Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Run the Jewels, The 1975, and Liam Gallagher of Oasis.

These headliners are three of the most notable rock bands of all time, so this news has certainly helped to move the needle for this festival that has now announced to music fans all across the country that Boston Calling can roll out a lineup with the star power of the Coachellas and Bonnaroos of the world.

What Kinds of Passes Can be Purchased for Boston Calling?

General Admission (3-Day) – $399.99 + fees

Allows entrance and access to all shows to be performed on 3 stages over all three days of the festival, as well as access to over 30 food and beer & wine vendors.

VIP (3-Day) – $949.99 + fees

Grants the same access as GA passes above, plus exclusive viewing areas and entrances, access to the VIP lounge, special shower and air-conditioned restroom facilities with attendants, fast pass entrance to the festival, and much more.

Platinum (3-Day) – $1,999.99 + fees

All of the same access as the VIP passes above, plus up-close & exclusive elevated viewing of the stages, access to the platinum lounge with a shaded seating area and a complimentary full-service bar with beer, wine & cocktails, and complimentary on-site parking pass for each day.

More general Boston Calling information to note:
  • Festival gates open at 2:30 pm on Friday and the music will end at 11 pm, while gates will open at 12 pm on Saturday & Sunday, with music ending at 11 pm, as well
  • Prohibited items include professional cameras & recording devices, chairs, pets, large backpacks/bags bigger than 12″ x 12″, cans, canteens, flasks, and hydration backpacks
  • Keep in mind that if you end up with passes that you can’t use, you can always resell them here on TickPick.

Does Boston Calling Have Single Day Tickets?

Most festivals only release full weekend passes – at first.

Once the festival sells out of all of their 3-day passes, Boston Calling has typically released single day tickets for fans who are only looking to catch a single headliner. These single day passes hit the secondary market and do typically cost more than the price-per-day if you purchase the full weekend pass at once, but if you’re only looking to go for one day or can make it one day, it’s worth saving the money and going with the single day.

How To Get Cheaper Boston Calling Tickets

If you weren’t able to secure tickets through any presales or general sales for Boston Calling, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Tickets can still be purchased from secondary marketplaces, although the prices will not be at face value. With a festival as big as Boston Calling, prices are anticipated to be on the higher side, but that doesn’t mean that good deals can’t be had – if you know where to look.

Most other ticket marketplaces charge high service fees in addition to the listed price, but not TickPick. Here at TickPick, we have no service fees, making us your source for cheaper Boston Calling tickets on the secondary market.  If you have not used TickPick before, you can sign up with the link below for $10 off your first purchase. If you have any questions regarding Boston Calling tickets, please feel free to submit a request here.

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