Rage Against the Machine Added as Boston Calling Headliner: See the Full Lineup

Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine
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Tom Morello, formerly of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, performs onstage with Prophets of Rage during KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2017 at The Forum on Dec. 9, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif.

Boston Calling music festival has revealed Rage Against the Machine as the third headliner for its 2020 edition. Rage will join previously announced headliners Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

From May 22-24, fans can also check out performances from The 1975, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Run the Jewels, Brittany Howard, Banks, Liam Gallagher, No Name, Angels & Airwaves and more.

More than 60 artists will play across five stages at Harvard Athletic Complex over Memorial Day Weekend with additional sets from LP, The Struts, Sharon Van Etten, Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew W.K., Koffee, Pup, Orville Peck and Jay Som.

The festival will also welcome back fan favorites Run the Jewels and Brittany Howard, who previously played with her group Alabama Shakes.

“I clearly remember the last time I played Boston Calling, it was an incredible night…there was a blood moon in the sky! The energy was electric and we had a blast,” said Howard in a release. “There was even a marriage proposal on stage! It was pretty incredible; I always love playing Boston and look forward to returning to such a fun festival in a great city.”

Each year, Boston Calling also features a variety of local talent on the bill. This year, local and regional acts include Massachusetts’ own Dinosaur Jr., Cliff Notez, PVRIS, The Sheila Divine and Camp Blood. Further celebrating the region’s talent, this year’s festival will feature a lineup of 19 local comedians and 12 of Boston’s best DJs.

Head to BostonCalling.com for a full list of performing musicians, comedians and more.

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