By Matt Dolloff

The inaugural two-part Boston Calling festival in City Hall Plaza was a major success – so big that, for the festival’s second year, they’re expanding to a third day. Jack Johnson will headline the new Friday night portion of the weekend festival, which takes place May 23-25 (Memorial Day weekend), as announced by the Boston Globe.

The initial lineup announcement has a clear bent toward established indie acts, with some up-and-comers mixed in. Other announced artists on the lineup include Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Tegan and Sara. The festival promises one more major act to be announced later.

Also on the lineup are Bastille and The Neighbourhood, whose singles “Pompeii” and “Sweater Weather” you can hear today on Mix.

That’s not all, though: the lineup also features The Head and the Heart, Phosphorescent, Brand New, Jenny Lewis, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Built to Spill, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Walk off the Earth, Warpaint, Cass McCombs, Maximo Park, The Districts.

In addition to the established acts, two local bands from the city will perform: TigermanWOAH! and Magic Man.

Further acts and scheduling is yet to be announced. Tickets for single-day Friday passes and two-day and three-day passes go on sale Friday, Jan. 31. A three-day general admission pass costs $150, with $250 for a VIP pass. Presales begin Wednesday at 10AM at and Ticketmaster.

How do you feel about this year’s Boston Calling lineup? Share your opinion in the comments.





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