Boston Calling 2022 Ends On High Note

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - The three-day festival has wrapped up and cleaning crews have now taken over Harvard Athletic Complex. More than 50 artists performed at Boston Calling, including headliners Metallica and Nine Inch Nails. It's the first time the music festival returned to the stage after the Covid-19 pandemic and it wasn't without a few bumps in the road.

Friday night event organizers announced another change in the line-up, after a positive COVID case for their Saturday night headliner, The Strokes. Instead, Friday night's headlining band, Nine Inch Nails, would play a second set on Saturday night.

The rest of Friday night went off with a hitch, but by Saturday afternoon, Mother Nature called as severe weather moved through the region, raining down on the crowds. Event organizers briefly put the festival on hold around 3:45 p.m. and asked all attendees to make their way to safety and find shelter.

During this time thousands of fans spilled into Harvard Square and the surrounding areas and security guards turned ticket holders away at the gates.

The gates reopened at 5:30 p.m. and the music was back on by 6 p.m. Unfortunately during the break, Boston Calling announced another change in the line-up after another positive COVID result. This time the Australian rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard would be dropping out.

Sunday rocked on with performances from Metallica, Goose, Modest Mouse, and more.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports

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