The 2014 Boston Calling lineup was released tonight through a scavenger hunt to find 10 vinyl records hidden around Boston, which sounded like a really fun idea. I was really hoping to go this year, since other commitments kept me from attending both the spring and fall 2013 festivals. Perhaps it’s because I’m not an annoying 20-something, blonde, female, college student (an observation based on an unscientific perusal of Twitter reactions to the announcement), but this lineup is pretty meh. I mean really…Jack Johnson?
Maybe there’s just not enough diversity for me and really, the only must see band playing is Warpaint. Regardless of my thoughts about the lineup, it will most likely sell out and this really is the closest thing Boston has to a big music festival.
Boston Calling once again takes place downtown in City Hall Plaza from May 23-25 and tickets can be purchased here soon.
The 2014 Spring Boston Calling Lineup:
Death Cab for Cutie
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The Head and the Heart
Tegan and Sara
Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
Built to Spill
Walk Off The Earth