Fun., The Shins, The National Featured in Inaugural Boston Calling Festival

Fun., The Shins, The National Featured in Inaugural Boston Calling Festival

The National, fun. and the Shins all will be featured at the first ever Boston Calling Music Festival later this year.

The new festival will be held May 25-26 at City Hall Plaza in, you guessed it, Boston. The festival will feature two stages, and other notable acts performing are Of Monsters and Men, Young the Giant, Matt and Kim, the Walkmen, Andrew Bird, Dirty Projectors, Bad Rabbits, Youth Lagoon and Ra Ra Riot.

Here’s how the festival’s official website describes the event:

Boston Calling Music Festival is a two-day, two-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. The event will be one big party with easy access to both stages, food, services and more. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free.

A two-day pass for the event is $130, and single-day tickets also can be purchased for $75. VIP tickets also are available, and include a private bar, private restrooms, access to a VIP lounge, onsite hors d’oeuvres and a $30 festival merchandise credit. VIP passes are $185 for a single day and $350 for two days.

The National guitarist Aaron Dessner helped curate the lineup, and his band will likely be performing songs from an upcoming new album during their performance at the event.

The band announced just a few days ago that they will release the follow up to 2010’s High Violet this May, though a title nor the exact date has yet to be revealed. The group also released quite a few tour dates, including some festival dates in the U.S. and Europe (Bonnaroo, Hurricane Festival, Southside Festival, Bunbury), and also some headlining dates with Dirty Projectors providing support. The band will play a hometown show at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center with Youth Lagoon on May 5.