Boston Calling Unveils 2018 Set Times

Eminem. (Photo by Getty Images)

Boston Calling returns to Harvard Athletic Complex on Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27) for the ninth edition of the local music and arts festival. 

Headlined by Eminem, The Killers, and Jack White - the 2018 fest will feature 54 performances from musicians, bands, podcasters, and comedians across three stages and an indoor arena. In addition, Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman will curate and host a special set of programming and a pre-festival film festival.

Gates to the festival grounds will open at 2:30pm on Friday, and at 12:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. The full schedule is listed below. Some tickets are still available at

Friday May 25, 2018 

Green Stage

 9:20PM 10:50PM    The Killers

6:55PM – 7:55PM      Portugal. The Man

5:00PM – 5:50PM      Noname

3:25PM 4:05PM      Big Thief 

Red Stage

8:00PM 9:15PM      The National

5:55PM 6:50PM      Maggie Rogers

4:10PM 4:55PM      Perfume Genius

2:45PM 3:20PM      This Is The Kit 

Delta Blue Stage

8:05PM – 9:20PM      Paramore

6:20PM 7:15PM      Pussy Riot

5:00PM 5:45PM      (Sandy) Alex G

3:50PM 4:30PM      Citizen

2:45PM 3:20PM      Charly Bliss 

Arena Stage

6:00PM 7:30PM      Lovett Or Leave It

4:30PM 5:30PM      Natalie Portman & Friends 

Saturday May 26, 2018

Green Stage

9:20PM – 10:50PM    Jack White

6:45PM – 7:55PM      St. Vincent

4:40PM – 5:35PM      Manchester Orchestra

2:50PM – 3:40PM      The Oh Sees

1:15PM – 1:55PM      Lillie Mae 

Red Stage

8:00PM – 9:15PM      Queens of the Stone Age

5:40PM 6:40PM      Royal Blood

3:45PM 4:35PM      Belly

2:00PM 2:45PM      The Menzingers

12:40PM – 1:10PM    Westside Gunn & Conway 

Delta Blue Stage

8:20PM 9:20PM      Tyler, The Creator

6:25PM – 7:20PM      Brockhampton

4:50PM 5:40PM      Daniel Caesar

3:25PM 4:10PM      Mount Kimbie

2:00PM 2:45PM      Leikeli47

12:50PM 1:30PM    Tauk 

Arena Stage

7:30PM 8:15PM      Bridgette Everett

7:25PM 7:30PM      Martin Urbano

7:05PM – 7:25PM      Tony Hinchcliffe

7:00PM – 7:05PM      Martin Urbano

6:45PM 7:00PM      Jo Firestone

6:30PM 6:45PM      Martin Urbano

4:30PM – 6:00PM      Pod Save America

2:30PM – 3:30PM      Natalie Portman & Friends 

Sunday May 27, 2018 

Green Stage

9:10PM – 10:50PM    Eminem

6:50PM 7:50PM      Mike D (DJ Set)

5:00PM 5:50PM      Thundercat

3:10PM – 4:00PM      Pond

1:35PM 2:15PM      Weakened Friends

Red Stage

7:55PM – 9:05PM      Khalid

5:55PM – 6:45PM      Stormzy

4:05PM – 4:55PM      Alvvays

2:20PM – 3:05PM      Taylor Bennett

1:00PM – 1:30PM      STL GLD 

Delta Blue Stage

7:55PM – 9:05PM      Fleet Foxes

6:05PM 7:05PM      The Decemberists

4:35PM 5:25PM      Julien Baker

3:10PM 3:55PM      Dirty Projectors

2:00PM 2:40PM      Zola Jesus

1:00PM 1:30PM      Field Report 

Arena Stage

6:00PM – 6:45PM      David Cross

5:55PM – 6:00PM      Martin Urbano

5:35PM – 5:55PM      Cameron Esposito

5:30PM – 5:35PM      Martin Urbano

5:15PM – 5:50PM      Max Silverstri

5:00PM – 5:15PM      Martin Urbano

3:00PM – 4:00PM      Natalie Portman & Friends

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