ALLSTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Nine Inch Nails, Rüfüs Du Sol and Avril Lavigne are kicking off the first night of the three-day Boston Calling music festival in Allston– the first show since 2019.

“It’s like a childhood dream come true to see Avril Lavigne live,” one festivalgoer said.

Another pair of attendees, Matt and David, drove down to Boston from Canada to see fellow Canadian Lavigne perform, despite soaring gas prices.

Matt added that the duo also stopped for cannoli on the way to the show.

This year, a new stage will welcome 12 bands with local ties to Harvard Stadium.

Other acts planning to take the stage this weekend include HAIM, Japanese Breakfast, Metallica, Weezer, Glass Animals and Modest Mouse.

The full lineup can be found here. One major change was announced Friday: The Strokes will no longer perform due to a COVID exposure. Instead, Nine Inch Nails will perform another set Saturday night.

Festivalgoers are advised to bring their own bottles to fill at water filling stations throughout the venue. Doors open at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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