Boston Calling 2022: Day 1 photos of Nine Inch Nails, HAIM, and more

Editor’s Note: Boston Calling Music Festival kicked off with a fury on Friday (May 27), the first of three days at Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston that features a diverse bill capped off by a blinding and impactful headlining set from Nine Inch Nails. About an hour before showtime, the festival revealed Trent and the boys would be pulling double duty, filling in for a Covid-stricken Strokes on the second night of the fest; and they sure gave folx a reason to return Before NIN displayed their aggressive industrial flex, sets from HAIM, Avril Lavigne, Paris Texas, The Struts, Grandson, Paris Jackson, Pom Pom Squad and Mob Rich showed off a spectrum of sounds and performative flair, and Emily Gardner captured it all across the three main stages. Check the gallery below, and keep up with our continuous Boston Calling coverage throughout the weekend. — Michael Marotta