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The National, Fun, Dirty Projectors Play Boston In New Music Festival

Andrew Bird performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Andrew Bird performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Saturday, April 14, 2012, in Indio, Calif. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Nineteen acts will take over City Hall Plaza this weekend in the first Boston Calling Music Festival. ┬áBig name bands on the bill include The National, Andrew Bird, Fun and the Shins; local acts Caspian and The Bad Rabbits will also be perform. Some are saying the event is a Vitamin D shot for Boston’s music scene and City Hall Plaza itself. We preview the bands and talk to some of the organizers to peek behind the scenes.

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Mike Snow, co-founder, Boston Calling Music Festival

Geoff Edgers, Arts Reporter, Boston Globe

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