Nine Inch Nails to Replace Foo Fighters at Boston Calling, Full Daily Lineups Revealed

Boston Calling, the acclaimed three-day festival poised to make its triumphant return to Allston, Massachusetts this Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29, 2022, announces its full daily lineup today. Headlining the festival are rock and roll icons Metallica alternative rockers The Strokes, playing their first show in Boston since 2006; and Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers Nine Inch Nails. NIN is replacing Foo Fighters, the orginal headliner. 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 Sol, Weezer, Haim, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Avril Lavigne, Black Pumas, Modest Mouse, Goose, Cheap Trick, Oliver Tree, Earthgang, Orville Peck, The Struts, and many more.

Boston Calling Events, LLC (BCE) co-founder and chief executive officer Brian Appel said: “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.”



Boston Calling once again promises an exceptional experience, from its iconic mix of musical performances to its commitment to showcasing new forms of entertainment and extensive food and drink offerings.


This year, the festival will expand its offerings in the VIP and Platinum tiers. An all-new VIP lounge will become an oasis within the festival featuring full bars and unique amenities. Fans can also expect newly enhanced viewing areas within the VIP and Platinum sections, including a new double-decker VIP experience with dramatic views of both the Red Stage and Green Stage, and an expanded viewing deck within the Platinum section where menus by some of Boston’s best chefs will be served throughout each day. Platinum pass holders will also have access to a full specially priced bar featuring premium beer, fine wine and craft cocktails, a daily gifting suite with complimentary products, and a daily complimentary parking pass (3-day passholders only). More information on the festival’s VIP and nearly sold-out Platinum experiences can be found on Boston Calling’s web site.


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.


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


Boston Calling recently announced the new, Tivoli Audio Orange Stage dedicated to local and regional music artists. Twelve of the 20 acts with local ties that are performing at the festival throughout the weekend will perform on the new stage. The Tivoli Audio Orange Stage joins the festival’s established Green Stage, Red Stage and Delta Air Lines Blue Stage. Among the celebrated acts from the region performing on the Tivoli Audio Orange Stage are Boston-born and Burlington, Vermont-based folk artist Ali McGuirk; Brockton, Massachusetts’s electrifying rap collective VAN BUREN RECORDS; Boston Music Awards 2020 R&B Artist Of The Year and Boston-based Miranda Rae; and Boston’s own AARON AND THE LORD, the talented indie rock duo with deep local music ties. The entire festival lineup can be found below, listed by day.


Friday, May 27, 2022:


Nine Inch Nails

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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