Boston Calling

Boston Calling Resumes After Pause Over Severe Weather

People attending Day 2 of the Boston Calling music festival had been told to seek shelter as severe storms pass through the area

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After people attending Day 2 of Boston Calling were told to seek shelter due to severe weather, the music festival is back on.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in parts of Massachusetts and Connecticut Saturday afternoon, but have since expired. Click here to see the latest weather alerts.

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"For your safety, everyone onsite should calmly proceed to the main entrance to seek shelter in Harvard Square or other locations," Boston Calling said in a tweeted statement. "Fans who exit the festival grounds will be permitted to re-enter."

The festival said in a later new tweet that it would reopen at 5:30, with music resuming at 6 p.m.

This weekend's festival comes after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Strokes, who were scheduled to perform Saturday, had to cancel due to a positive COVID-19 case.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard also had to cancel their performance because of a COVID case in the band, Boston Calling said in its tweet announcing the resumption of the festival.

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