I don’t know about you guys but this cold weather is only making me think about summertime. And when I think about summertime, I definitely have Boston Calling on my mind. While May 25 feels far away it’s definitely not too soon to take a look at all of the amazing musicians lined up to perform. With so many genres represented, and a total of 46 (!) music acts it’s completely understandable need a run through of who is going to be there, and what can be expected of them.


2018 Headliners



  • As one of the few artists to be able to boast that they have two diamond-certified albums, he has been making waves in the music industry for almost two decades. If you need to brush up on your Eminem knowledge, be sure to check out classics like “Lose Yourself”, “The Real Slim Shady”, and “Shake That” along with his newest songs like “Walk On Water” which features Beyoncé and “Untouchable”

The Killers

  • This American rock band has been nominated for not one, not two, but seven Grammy Awards since their 2001 formation. As a huge fan, it’s so hard to try to pick only a couple songs to recommend, so since there are a couple months until Boston Calling, just listen to every album. But if I have to pick only pick a few, I’d definitely recommend listening to mainstream hits like “Mr. Brightside”, “Human”, and “Somebody Told Me”. And be sure to listen to their new album Wonderful Wonderful, because I’m sure they will be highlighting those songs.


Jack White

  • The former lead singer and guitarist of the rock duo The White Stripes is going on tour for the first time in nearly four years, and catching his performance at Boston Calling will feature his upcoming album which will be released in late March!

2018 Complete Lineup

            With Songs to Check Out!


Queens of the Stone Age – American Rock

“No One Knows”, “The Way You Used to Do” Feet Don’t Fail Me, “I Sat By The Ocean”, “Domesticated Animals”

The National – American Rock

“The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness”, “I Need My Girl”, “Day I Die”

Paramore – American Rock

“Ain’t It Fun”, “Still Into You”, “The Only Exception”, “Hard Times”

Tyler, The Creator – American Rapper

“See You Again”, “Boredom”, “Where This Flower Blooms”

Khalid – American singer-songwriter

“Young Dumb & Broke”, “Location”, “8TEEN”, “Silence”, “Saved”

Bryson Tiller – American singer-songwriter

“Run Me Dry”, “Insecure”, “Right My Wrongs”, “Exchange”, “Don’t”

Portugal The Man – American Rock

“So Young”, “Feel It Still”, “Live in the Moment”

Fleet Foxes – American Indie Folk

“Mykonos”, “Fool’s Errand”, “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me”, “White Winter Hymnal”

St. Vincent – American singer-songerwriter

“Hang on Me”, “Masseduction”, “Los Ageless”, “New York”, “Pills”

The Decemberists – American Indie Rock

“Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect”, “Down By The Water”, “Ben Franklin’s Song”

Brockhampton – American musical group


Maggie Rogers – American singer-songwriter

“Alaska”, “On + Off”, “Better”, “Dog Years”

Royal Blood – English Rock duo

“I Only Lie When I Love You”, “Figure IT Out”, Hook, Line & Sinker”

Manchester Orchestra – American Indie Rock

“The Gold”, “I Can Feel a Hot One”, “The Sunshine”, “The Alien”, “Shake It Out”

Daniel Caesar – Canadian R&B

“Get You” feat. Kali Uchis, “Japanese Denim”, “We Find Love”, “Hold Me Down”

Dirty Projectors – American Indie Rock

“Keep Your Name”, “Up In Hudson”, “Swing Lo Magellan”

Stormzy – Hip-hop

“Big For Your Boots”, “Shape of You remix”, “Good Goodbye” feat. Pusha T and Stormzy, “Blinded By Your Grace”, Pt. 2 feat MNEK, “Shut Up”


Thundercat – Bass guitarist

“Friend Zone”, “Walk on By”, “A Fan’s Mail”


Belly – Rapper, singer-songwriter

“Might Not”, “Man Listen”, “Re UP”, “Ballerina”, “Consuela”

Pussy Riot – Russian feminist protest punk

“Police State”, “Make America Great Again”, “Organs”

Julien Baker – Singer and guitarist

“Appointments”, “Turn Out the Lights”, “Sour Breath”, “Shadowboxing”

Alvvays – Indie pop

“Dreams Tonight”, “Archie, Marry Me”, “Not My Baby”, “In Undertow”

The Menzingers – American Rock

“Lookers”, “Tellin’ Lies”, “Midwestern States”, “After the Party”, “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore”

Thee Oh Sees – American Rock

“The Dream”, “Gelatinous Cube”, “Plastic Plant”, “You Will Find It Here”

Perfume Genius – solo artist

“Slip Away”, “Dark Parts”, “Sister Song”, “Queen “, “Normal Song”

Noname – Rapper

“Diddy Bop”, “Israel”, “Casket Pretty”, “Shadow Man”, “Reality Check”, “Yesterday”


(Sandy) Alex G – Multi-instrumentalist

“Sportstar”, “Brite Boy”, “Icehead”, ”Poison Root”, “Powerful Man”, ”Bug”

Big Thief– American Indie Rock

“Shark Smile”, “Pretty Things”, “Capacity”, “Coma”, “Mary”

Mount Kimbie – Electronic duo

“Before I Move Off”, “We Go Home Together”, “Maybes”, “Carbonated”

Citizen– American Rock

“Merkae Udhitha Sooriyan”, “I Like you”, “Pookara Pookara”, “Australia Desam”, “Chikkimukki Kallu”

Pond– psychedelic rock

Sweep Me Off My Feet”,“30000 Megatons” ,“Pond Song”, “Colder Than Ice”

Zola Jesus– Singer-songwriter

“Exjumed”, “Dangerous Days”, “Run Me Out”, “Seekir”, “Ixode”

Taylor Bennett– Hip-hop

“Broad Shoulders”, “Roof Gone”, “Favorite Colors”

Westside Gunn & Conway– Hiphop

“A Thousand Birds”, “Fendi Seats”, “Hall & Nash” Air Holez”, “Dunks”

Charly Bliss– Pop

“Westermarck”, “Ruby”, “Percolator”, “Scare U”

Leikeli47– Rapper

“Atttitude”, “Money”, “2nd fiddle”, “Look”, “Don’t do it”

Field Report– Folk

“Taking Alcatraz”, “Cups and Cups”, “I Am Not Waiting Anymore”, “Chico the American”

Lillie Mae– Blues/Pop

“Over the Hill and Through the Woods”, “Wash Me Clean”, “Honky Tonks and Taverns”, “Forever and Then Some”, “These Daze”, “To Go Wrong”

Tauk– Jamband

“Friction”, “Mindshift”, “Horizon”, “Sweet Revenge”, “Mokuba”

This Is The Kit– Alternative/Folk Rock

“Bashed Out”, “Two Wooden Spoons” , Magic Spell”, “Silver John”, “White Ash Cut”

Weakened Friends– Rock

“Crshd”,“ Won Yet”, “She’s so Cool”, Hate Mail”

Stl Gld– Hip-hop

“Hold On”, “Good”, “Wild Style”, “I Can’t Breathe” ,”Torch Song”



If you want to find some more information on Boston Calling, be sure to check out our article giving you all the details you need to know about the festival, and links to buy tickets!