Metallica Added To Boston Calling Lineup

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Just announced: Metallica has been added to this year’s Boston Calling lineup, along with fellow headliners The Strokes and Foo Fighters.

These three powerful rock bands will lead a lineup of over 50 performers, including the largest collection of regional talent ever to take the stage at Boston Calling. The 2022 bill features an incredibly diverse mix of globally recognized music stars, including Rüfüs Du SolWeezerHAIMRun The JewelsGlass AnimalsKing Gizzard & The Lizard WizardAvril Lavigne, Black Pumas, Modest MouseGoose, Cheap TrickOliver TreeEARTHGANGOrville Peck, The Struts, and many more. The entire lineup can be found below, listed by day.

“We are so thrilled to bring Boston Calling back, and we cannot thank our loyal fans enough for supporting us as we navigated the pandemic. This year’s lineup is particularly special for us. It not only signifies a return to the things we love, but it also celebrates some of the world’s most renowned acts, exciting up-and-comers, and Boston’s talented music scene. Knowing how much Boston musicians endured during the pandemic, it was very important to us that Boston Calling 2022 shine a spotlight on local and regional artists more than ever before. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone come together on Memorial Day Weekend,” said Boston Calling Events, LLC (BCE), Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Brian Appel.

2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multi-GRAMMY Award winners Foo Fighters will headline the festival on Friday, May 27th. The Strokes, leaders of garage rock revival and 2021 GRAMMY winners for “Best Rock Album,” will headline Saturday, May 28th. 2009 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and multi-GRAMMY Award winning rockersMetallicawill close out Boston Calling with a headlining performance on Sunday, May 29th.

Boston Calling is proud to share that 18 acts with New England ties will be performing throughout the weekend, including such up-and-coming artists as Van Buren RecordsCam MeekinsBorn Without BonesAvenueAli McGuirkCrooked CoastAaron and the LordMiranda RaeCoral MoonsPaper TigersDutch TulipsThe Chelsea CurveFrances ForeverOompaJulie RhodesCharlotte SandsPom Pom Squad and Cliff Notez.

“I’m about to be on one of Boston’s biggest stages with a bunch of my friends throughout the day. To say we dreamed of this at some point is an understatement, we’re all looking forward to giving fans some of the most amazing performances we’ve ever seen. Wait until you see what we have up our sleeve!” said local Boston hip-hop artist Cliff Notez.

A limited number of 3-Day General Admission tickets ($369.99), 3-Day VIP tickets ($999.99), and 3-Day Platinum tickets ($1,999.99) are on sale now at A special limited 2-pack of 3-Day GA tickets ($699.99) is also available.

More details on The Arena, as well as on the festival’s food and drink components, will be announced in the coming months.

2022 Boston Calling Lineup

The day-by-day lineup for Boston Calling 2022 is as follows (performance times are forthcoming):

Friday, May 27, 2022

Foo Fighters

Rüfüs Du Sol


Avril Lavigne

Cheap Trick

Oliver Tree

The Struts

Paris Jackson

The Backseat Lovers


Paris Texas

Mob Rich

Pom Pom Squad

Born Without Bones


Miranda Rae

The Chelsea Curve

Saturday, May 28, 2022

The Strokes

Run The Jewels

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Black Pumas


Orville Peck


Sudan Archives



Frances Forever

Charlotte Sands

Julie Rhodes

Van Buren Records

Ali McGuirk

Coral Moons

Dutch Tulips

Sunday, May 29, 2022



Glass Animals

Modest Mouse



Japanese Breakfast


Peach Tree Rascals



Cam Meekins


Cliff Notez

Crooked Coast

Aaron and the Lord

Paper Tigers

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