Technically the Boston Calling lineup has been leaked, not released as it officially comes out in an hour but let's just get to the good stuff. Jack White, Eminem and The Killers will be headling Boston Calling 2018. Stop me if you've heard this before but yet another festival will feature Eminem at the top of the billing. It's pretty disheartening to see Live Nation basically use the same exact headliners for every single festival this year, but these are the times we live in unfortunately.
Anywho, regardless of the recycling of headliners, this is a really nice lineup. Jack White is a rock god and puts on an amazing show and The Killers are always fun. Even if you don't like the headliners the 2nd and 3rd lines at Boston Calling are a murderers row of fantastic acts - Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Tyler, St. Vincent and Fleet Foxes are an incredible group for any festival. Boston Calling is on the smaller side of festivals, but this lineup is a monster in the midsection. The lower lines are nothing to scoff at either: Perfume Genius, Julien Baker and (Sandy) G Alex are all rising artists that will only be part of the lower lines for another year or two. Overall Boston Calling is a damn strong lineup and much better than Governors Ball in my opinion. Tickets go on sale today, and given how fast the presale sold out and the strength of the lineup, you may not want to wait too long to make up your mind.
Check out our full Boston Calling Lineup section if you want to get to know the lineup, listen to their top songs, see similar artists and more.