Boston Magazine reports that the Boston Calling music festival will be moving to a larger space owned by Harvard in Allston starting next year - and will be adding a film festival curated by Harvard alum Natalie Portman.
The move means no Boston Calling this fall.
Mayor Walsh is as thrilled as he was when announcing plans for an IndyCar race.
Not everyone is pleased. Allston residents, some of whom remember how the city crushed the far smaller DIY Fest in Ringer Park say the move was sprung on the neighborhood.
Wes Mack writes:
I wonder if Allston's residents were consulted in corporate owned Boston Calling taking over their neighborhood?
Harry Mattison is not as upset, but says the way the news was sprung is symptomatic of the clout Lower Allston has, which is basically none. And he tries to be optimistic:
Maybe Harvard can host DYI Fest for free.