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Your guide to Boston Calling

You have your Boston Calling festival tickets — now, read up and prepare for three days of music, food, and fun.

Crowds standing in front of the Red and Green Stages at Boston Calling

Check the Fenway-inspired green signage for set times over the next three days.

Photo by Ben Adams

Boston Calling is here. If you’re heading to the Harvard Athletic Complex (65 North Harvard St.) from Friday, May 24-Sunday, May 26, good news — we’ll be there with you.

Follow along on Instagram for live coverage of the festival of what’s new and what you can’t miss.

First up, check out the food line up for the 2024 festival featuring a variety of delicious eats.

While you’re on the festival grounds, don’t miss out on experiencing the House of Dunkin’ serving up free iced coffee, munchkins, and other giveaways; staying hydrated at the Liquid Death Country Club with a complimentary tallboy of water, airbrush tattoos, and “Horrorscope” readings; and keep your eyes open for the Happy Valley scavenger hunt for a chance to win prizes. Plus, free subs from Jersey Mike’s, pollinator flower seeds from Subaru, and two merch tents this year.

The Boston Calling Ferris Wheel at sunset with a crowd of people.

Bonus: Riding the ferris wheel supports Music Drives Us, which works to keep music in our schools.

Photo via Boston Calling

Here are a few more things to keep in mind.

  • Gates for Day One open at 1 p.m. + the first performer takes the Red Stage at 1:45 p.m.
  • Download the Boston Calling app to receive performance notifications, explore the festival map, and get real time alerts.
  • Pack up your approved small purses, fanny packs, or clear bags. Lockers can be reserved.
  • Drink plenty of water. Bring a sealed water bottle, empty container, or hydration backpack to use at the free water refill station.
  • The three-day festival is cash free. Pre-load your wristband or visit the information booth to do a cash exchange.

Pro tip: Bring your ID to check in at registration and don’t forget — you can’t bring chairs, blankets, strollers, drones, or cigarettes into the venue.