Boston Calling Fall 2015 Preview

Posted June 9, 2015 by Jason Balla in Downtown Boston
Boston Calling Audience

Last week, the popular music festival Boston Calling announced their September 2015 lineup in a cute YouTube video (watch it here). This fall’s festival is their second full-length musical festival of 2015, and comes after a summer’s worth of weekly block parties designed to get downtown Boston out and active after work. Here’s what you can expect at the September 2015 Boston Calling festival and what to know ahead of time if you plan to attend.

Boston Calling Fall 2015 Musician Lineup

The weekend-long fall festival is scheduled for Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2015. Bands scheduled to perform this fall include:

  • The Avett Brothers
  • alt-J
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Ben Howard
  • Bully
  • Chvrches
  • Chromeo
  • Daughter
  • Dirty Bangs
  • Doomtree
  • Father John Misty
  • Fidlar
  • Grizfolk
  • Grey Season
  • Hozier
  • MisterWives
  • Nate Ruess
  • Of Monsters and Men
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
  • The Staves
  • Twin Shadow
  • Walk the Moon

Leading burger chain Tasty Burger will be in attendance, and Sam Adams brews will be on tap at the festival’s beer garden areas. Festival management is presently hard at work reaching out to their desired food purveyors in the area to curate the sort of festival experience they want to present to the world. The Spring Boston Calling festival just happened and from what we hear, it was a great time for all.

Already, three-day General Admission and VIP passes are on sale here. If you definitely know that you want to attend the whole festival or enjoy VIP perks, purchase now because these will sell out.

Boston Calling September 2015 Can’t Miss Acts

There are so many awesome musicians coming to the fall festival that we couldn’t possibly choose a favorite. We do, however, think these acts are not to be missed.

Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers will grace the stage at this Fall’s Boston Calling event.

The Avett Brothers

Hailing from Concord, North Carolina, The Avett Brothers features brothers Scott and Seth Avett on banjo and guitar respectively, rounded out by bass and cello sounds. Drawing on bluegrass and country traditions, the band incorporates modern musical influences, punk and indie rock sensibilities, and even a touch of pop to create an infectious sound. Named “the Artist to Watch of 2009” by Rolling Stone, the Avett Brothers blew up in September 2009 with the launch of album “I and Love and You.” Since then it’s been a wild ride through top music festivals, the Grammys, and much more.


NYC-based MisterWives was born in 2012 when the lead singer, Mandy Lee, decided that she wanted to put together an 80s cover band for her birthday. The day after their first show, MisterWives got a record deal and, 10 months later, they were touring. They’ve opened for acts as diverse as T-Pain, Kesha, and American Authors. There’s a reason things fell into place for MisterWives: They’ve got that infectious indie sound you’ll love.

Walk the Moon

A “band crush” from Nylon Magazine and positive press from SPIN Magazine give Walk the Moon (Name inspired by a Police song) indie street cred. Their second studio album, “Talking Is Hard,” reached #4 on the Billboard Top 100 and its “Shut Up and Dance” single took #1. So you’ve probably heard at least one Walk the Moon song. Catch their Boston Calling set and you’ll become a believer in this indie darling.

With spring Boston Calling attendees still smiling from those amazing jam sessions, fall tickets will surely go fast. If you’ve attended one of Boston Calling’s past events, tell us what your favorite part was in the comments.


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