12:00 a.m. after inclement weather forced fans to evacuate – Boston 25 News


BOSTON— 5:15 p.m. UPDATE: Inclement weather, including lightning, canceled some afternoon performances at the Boston Calling Music Festival.

Festival organizers now say the venue will reopen at 5:30 p.m. and the music will resume at 6 p.m. Fans should go to the main entrance for the start of the school year.

Lightning was reported near the Harvard Athletic Complex site. People were asked to take shelter at 3:30 p.m.

A photo taken from outside the venue at 4:00 p.m. showed one of the empty stages. Saturday shows started around 1:30 p.m. and are expected to continue through the night.

Those now at the scene were told to exit through the main gate and seek refuge at Harvard Stadium, Harvard Square or other locations.

The rain moved quickly around 3:30 p.m.

Those who have left will be allowed to return, according to a message to social media by festival organizers.

The three-day festival opened on Friday and continues through Sunday.

The event also features over 30 local food vendors as well as musical acts.

Saturday night’s headliner is Nine Inch Nails. This will be the second headlining night for the band.

Original Saturday headliner The Strokes had to pull out due to a case of COVID.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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