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NEWS: BOSTON CALLING (MAY 27, 28 & 29, 2016) MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS MAY 2016 FOOD & DRINK LINEUP

PRESS RELEASE: April 7, 2016 – Boston, MA – Adding further excitement to this May’s edition, Boston Calling announces its food & drink lineup today. Accompanying 32 live music and comedy performances across three stages from the likes of Sia, Robyn, Disclosure, Sufjan Stevens, ODESZA, Haim and Miike Snow, a mouthwatering lineup of new and returning foods, brews and wines await attendees this May. Boston Calling takes place May 27, 28 and 29, 2016 at City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts]. www.bostoncalling.com

Boston Calling welcomes several newcomers to its food & drink lineup this May including all-star restaurants Ruth’s Chris Steak House, serving their Steak Sandwiches and Lobster Rolls, and Firefly’s BBQ offering southern specialties such as St. Louis and Baby Back Ribs, Pulled Pork & Chicken Sandwiches, Mac and Cheese and Cornbread. Zinneken’s Belgian Waffles will join the lineup with their namesake Sugar Belgian Waffle and topping options such as Nutella, Banana, Maple Syrup, Cookie Butter Spread and Caramel. Also added to festival’s menu are Wood Fired Pizzas from CopperDome Crust, a family owned mobile pizza company from Boston’s North Shore, which will be onsite serving a variety of artisan pizzas from its beautiful copper domed oven, and Whole Heart Provisions offering three different Veggie Bowls including Tazon Style – a healthy mix of Pineapple, Corn Salsa, Korean Black Beans, Smashed Cucumber and Tomato, Red Cabbage Slaw and Lime Vinaigrette with Corn Nuts. Returning to Boston Calling are local burger icon Tasty Burger and Brooklyn’s own Arancini Brothers, plus Boston-based Bon Me, known for its playful and fresh take on Vietnamese street food, is back serving their signature spin on the classic Vietnamese sandwich with Spiced Rubbed Chicken, Chinese BBQ Pork and Roasted Soy and Paprika Tofu fillings all available.

Music and beer fans alike will be able to wash down all of these delicious foods with local brews from hometown favorite Samuel Adams, the official beer of Boston Calling. Samuel Adams will once again provide an incredible selection of craft beers and ciders throughout the festival grounds including their popular summer offerings – Summer Ale and Porch Rocker, which will be available on draft for the first time. For the hoppier fans, they’ll be pouring a variety of IPAs from their Rebel family of beers. Danish brewer Mikkeller, one of the highest rated and most sought after brewers in the world, has produced a custom Boston Calling Beer, available only at this May’s festival.

New festival partner and local wine champions Wine Riot join Boston Calling bringing their specially curated wine experience to the festival, featuring leading wines from around the globe, California and right here in Massachusetts. Attendees will have the chance to discover wines from several different leading winemakers including Lila Wines by 90+ Cellars’ Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and Pinot Grigio; Chilean favorite Merino and its Chardonnay, Limari Valley; California heavyweight J. Lohr Estates with its Wildflower Valdiguié, Monterey; and Massachusetts’ Westport Rivers Winery pouring its Farmer’s Fizz, a Prosecco style sparkling wine made entirely in Massachusetts. Wicked Wines will be also be returning to Boston Calling to pour its seasonal Merlot and Pinot Grigio.

Boston Calling’s May 2016 Food & Drink Lineup & Menu is as follows. Lineup and menu are subject to change. *Signifies newcomer.

FOOD

Arancini Bros
Ragu – Saffron Risotto with tomato meat sauce, peas and mozzarella
Bianco Verde – Basil pesto with mozzarella
Buffalo Ball – Roasted chicken with gorgonzola cheese
Bucatini Fritters – Italian style mac and cheese
Pizza Ball – Margherita tomato, basil, mozzarella
Nutella – Hazelnut Chocolate and Cinnamon Sugar

Bon Me
Signature Vietnamese Sandwiches on toasted baguettes stuffed with pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber, cilantro, red onion, housemade spicy mayo, and pork pate
with choice of filling:

Spiced Rubbed Chicken – Chicken Roasted in a house made
blend of twelve different spices

Chinese BBQ Pork – A sweet and savory Bon Me version of
Chinese roasted Char Siu Pork.

Roasted Soy and Paprika Tofu – Locally sourced tofu that is marinated with
soy sauce, paprika, other spices, and then roasted

*CopperDome Crust
Artisan Wood Fired Pizza
Including a variety of toppings to choose from

*Fireflys BBQ
Ribs – St. Louis or Baby Back; choice of BBQ Sauce
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled Chicken Sandwich
Mac and cheese
Cornbread
Potato salad

*Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Steak Sandwich
Lobster Roll
Steak Skewer
Chicken Salad Wrap

Tasty Burger
Hamburger
Cheeseburger
BBQ Bacon Burger – bacon, smoky bbq sauce
Veggie Burger – Guacamole
All condiments will be served on side for guest to create own experience.
Gluten Free options available.

*Whole Heart Provisions
Veggie Bowls (with choice of greens or grains base):
Tazon Style – Pineapple, Corn Salsa, Korean Black Beans, Smashed Cucumber and Tomato, Red Cabbage Slaw and Lime Vinaigrette with Corn Nuts

Miso Style – Roasted Broccoli, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Smashed Cucumber, Pickled Carrots, Red Cabbage Slaw with Orange Miso Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Viet Style – Roasted Broccoli, Smashed Cucumber, Tomato, Pickled Carrots, Savory Green Beans Spicy Peanut Sauce and Peanut Crumble

Snacks/Sides:
Seared Avocados – Seared Half Avocado with Tahini,
Mediterranean Herbs and Crispy Lentils

Whole Heart Everything Cookies – Taza Chocolate Chips, Cocoa nibs,
Nut and Seed cookies

*Zinneken’s Belgian Waffles
Sugar Belgian Waffle
Toppings: Nutella, Banana, Maple Syrup, Cookie Butter Spread, Caramel

BEER

Samuel Adams:
Summer Ale
Porch Rocker
Rebel IPA

Boston Calling Beer from Mikkeller

WINES

Wines Curated by Wine Riot:
Lila Wines Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Lila Wines Rosé, Provence, France,
Lila Wines Pinot Grigio, Trentino, Italy
Boya, Pinot Noir, San Antonia Valley, Chile
Casal de Sofia Vinho Verde, Portugal
Castell d’Or Flama D’or Cava Brut, Spain
J. Lohr Estates Wildflower Valdiguié, Monterey, California
Merino Chardonnay, Limari Valley, Chile
Santa Selina Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Viña Aquitania, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
Westport Rivers Farmer’s Fizz, Westport, Massachusetts

Wicked Wines:
Pinot Grigio
Merlot
Rosé (VIP only)
Cabernet Sauvignon (VIP only)

The day-by-day schedule for Boston Calling May 2016’s Red & Blue main stages is as follows. Performance times are forthcoming. *Artists are subject to change.

Friday May 27, 2016
Sia
Sufjan Stevens
Lisa Hannigan and Aaron Dessner

Saturday May 28, 2016
Robyn
ODESZA
Miike Snow
City and Colour
Courtney Barnett
BØRNS
The Vaccines
Battles
Lizzo
Palehound

Sunday May 29, 2016
Disclosure
Haim
Janelle Monáe
Elle King
The Front Bottoms
Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires
Vince Staples
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Christine and the Queens
Michael Christmas

The day-by-day schedule for Boston Calling May 2016’s newly added third stage is as follows. Performance times are forthcoming. *Artists are subject to change.

Saturday May 28, 2016

Comedy
Lamont Price
Ken Reid
Sean Sullivan
Orlando Baxter
Kelly McFarland

Music
Nemes
Lady Pills

Sunday May 29, 2016

Comedy
Lamont Price
Ken Reid
Sean Sullivan
Orlando Baxter
Kelly McFarland

Music
These Wild Plains
Black Beach

Tickets: Tickets are on sale now at www.bostoncalling.com. Two-Day, Saturday/Sunday General Admission Tickets are $160, Two-Day Saturday/Sunday VIP Tickets are $325. Single Day Tickets for Friday are $60 for General Admission and $150 for VIP. Single Day Tickets for Saturday and Sunday alike are $85 for General Admission and $185 for VIP. A limited number of General Admission Three-Day passes and VIP Three-Day passes are available for $185 and $375, respectively.

Social Media: Follow the festival on social media: Instagram: @boston_calling; Twitter: @boston_calling; Facebook: Boston Calling Music Festival

About Boston Calling: Boston Calling has earned the praise of over 250,000 fans since its first edition in May of 2013 and has received glowing reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone and The Boston Globe for everything from its versatile lineup to its quality of production. Boston Magazine wrote, “In less than three years, Boston Calling has become not just the city’s biggest music festival, but one of Boston’s most iconic events. A three-day party in the heart of Government Center, it’s been a cross-genre, cross-generational success.” Set on a hill in Downtown Boston and with the city’s skyline as its backdrop, Boston Calling’s locale at City Hall Plaza continues to offer the ideal urban festival vibe. Production highlights include two primary performance stages with non-overlapping sets, a third stage featuring comedy and local music acts, festival-wide beer experiences from the locally founded and based Samuel Adams, a food pavilion comprised of locally and nationally known food vendors, along with world-class lighting, special effects and design. Boston Calling also features a VIP component whereby VIP ticketholders have access to City Hall Courtyard, a 25,000 square foot Mezzanine offering prime views of both stages as well as curated food menus and amenities.

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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