Boston Calling Friday Preview: Drop Outs, Cashless, & Foo Fighters

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Calling 2023 kicks off Friday to welcome back the Foo Fighters, continue to fashion cashless payment options, all after some last minute turbulence to the lineup.

On Thursday, a day before its scheduled performance, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's dropped out after its front woman Karen O reported coming down with a "gnarly bug."

Shortly after, Boston Calling announced that the Dropkick Murphy's would be taking its place. Days earlier the festival announced Leon would not be playing, and the Razor Braids would be stepping in.

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Boston Calling is once again going cashless, utilizing wristbands that guests can register their credit or debit cards to— for use at beverage and apparel shops on the grounds at Harvard Street in Allston.

The headliner for Friday at 8:40 p.m., the Foo Fighters, make a return to Boston after the band had to pull out last year after the passing of its drummer, Taylor Hawkins. The band also recently announced Josh Freese as its new drummer just ahead of a new album release.

The entire Friday lineup is as follows, in order:

  • Alisa Amador at 1:45 p.m.
  • Zolita at 2:15 p.m.
  • Razor Braids at 2:20 p.m.
  • Brandie Blaze at 2:50 p.m.
  • Celisse at 3:00 p.m.
  • GA-20 at 3:20 p.m.
  • The Beaches at 3:55 p.m.
  • Summer Cult at 4:05 p.m.
  • Talk at 4:35 p.m.
  • Chelsea Cutler at 4:45 p.m.
  • Blue Light Bandits at 5:20 p.m.
  • Teddy Swims at 5:50 p.m.
  • Dropkick Murphys at 5:55 p.m.
  • Little Fuss at 6:55 p.m.
  • The National at 7:05 p.m.
  • Niall Horan at 7:40 p.m.
  • Foo Fighters at 8:40 p.m.

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