Boston Calling evacuated as strong thunderstorms move through

The Boston Calling music festival being held in Allston was evacuated Saturday afternoon as thunderstorms with heavy rain, wind and lightning pushed through the venue area. “Severe weather is expected to pass through the festival area. For your safety, everyone onsite should calmly proceed to the main entrance to seek shelter in Harvard Square or other locations,” a message from the Boston Calling Music Festival posted to their twitter account said . “Fans who exit the festival grounds will be permitted to re-enter,” the music festival said. “For shelter onsite, please follow security’s directions to Harvard Stadium.”More than 50 artists were slated to perform at the three-day festival that was canceled the previous two years amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including headliners Nine Inch Nails, and Metallica .Indie rock band The Strokes canceled a Saturday performance at the Boston Calling Music Festival after someone in the group tested positive for COVID-19, the festival and band said Friday.”Due to a positive Covid case in The Strokes, we must regretfully cancel tomorrow night’s appearance at Boston Calling,” the band wrote.

The Boston Calling music festival being held in Allston was evacuated Saturday afternoon as thunderstorms with heavy rain, wind and lightning pushed through the venue area.

“Severe weather is expected to pass through the festival area. For your safety, everyone onsite should calmly proceed to the main entrance to seek shelter in Harvard Square or other locations,” a message from the Boston Calling Music Festival posted to their twitter account said .

“Fans who exit the festival grounds will be permitted to re-enter,” the music festival said. “For shelter onsite, please follow security’s directions to Harvard Stadium.”

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More than 50 artists were slated to perform at the three-day festival that was canceled the previous two years amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including headliners Nine Inch Nails, and Metallica.

Indie rock band The Strokes canceled a Saturday performance at the Boston Calling Music Festival after someone in the group tested positive for COVID-19, the festival and band said Friday.

“Due to a positive Covid case in The Strokes, we must regretfully cancel tomorrow night’s appearance at Boston Calling,” the band wrote.

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