Boston Calling cancels music festival for second year in a row

Boston Calling cancels music festival for second year in a row
Thundercat performs at the Boston Calling Music Festival on Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Allston, Mass. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Invision/AP) (Winslow Townson/Winslow Townson/Invision/AP)

BOSTON — Boston Calling has announced it has cancelled its music festival for the second year in a row because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, they announced on Monday. The festival was supposed to happen May 28 to 30.

“After exploring all possible options for hosting Boston Calling this year, we have made the difficult decision in conjunction with local and state authorities to cancel the 2021 festival,” they wrote on their website.

They stated the health and safety of the entire community is their top priority and there wasn’t an “appropriate scenario” where they could safely hold the festival.

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They said they’ve set their sights for next year’s festival on Memorial Day weekend at Harvard Athletic Complex.

People who bought tickets to this year’s festival can request a refund through 5 p.m. on March 8 on their website. They said people can also transfer their ticket and any benefits that came with their ticket to the 2022 show.