Boston Calling 2020: Foo Fighters, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers (with John Frusciante) Top Lineup

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When it comes to contemporary music festivals, the question “where are the rock bands??” can come up regarding headliners, particularly if a given lineup is heavy on pop/dance acts. The answer to the question, apparently, is Boston Calling, which revealed its lineup on Tuesday.

Set for May 22-24 at Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, MA, this year’s Boston Calling, the eleventh since the festival debuted in 2013, will be headlined by Foo Fighters, a reunited Rage Against the Machine and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (with guitarist John Frusciante, making one of his first appearances since rejoining the band in December).

Other acts on the loaded bill include, as broken down by day:


Foo Fighters
Brittany Howard
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
The Struts
Sharon Van Etten
The Districts
Pony Bradshaw
Andrew W.K.


Rage Against the Machine
Run the Jewels
Pink Sweat$
Girl in Red
Orville Peck


Red Hot Chili Peppers
The 1975
Liam Gallagher
Phoebe Bridgers
Dinosaur Jr.
Angels & Airwaves

and many more. Here’s the official lineup announcement video:

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are actually playing this festival AND BottleRock Napa Valley the same weekend, and the two performances will serve as some of the band’s first with Frusciante back in the mix for the first time since 2009.

Tickets, passes and more information are available at the official Boston Calling website.

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