Coachella Announces Frank Ocean, Bad Bunny, and Blackpink as 2023 Headliners

MANCHESTER, TN - JUNE 14:  Frank Ocean performs during the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 14, 2014 in Manchester, Tennessee.  (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

It’s official — the Coachella 2023 lineup has lastly arrived, and it is stacked with heavy hitters. On Jan. 10, the famed music pageant unveiled its highly-anticipated headliners: Frank Ocean, Bad Bunny, and Okay-pop lady group Blackpink. This 12 months’s roster consists of dozens of different buzzy acts, together with Rosalía, Gorillaz, Charli XCX, Burna Boy, Pusha T, Labrinth, Becky G, Latto, and plenty of, many extra.

The new announcement comes greater than a 12 months after Coachella confirmed Frank Ocean as a future headliner. Ocean was initially scheduled to carry out on the 2020 pageant earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic pressured a cancellation. In a 2021 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Coachella cofounder Paul Tollett famous that he would usually by no means reveal the title of a performer to this point upfront, however given the uncertainty of the pandemic, he stated followers deserved hope for the longer term. “Right now, it is the Wild West,” Tollett stated. “I’m simply making an attempt to be as honest as I can to artists and to the followers to make it possible for finally, they get to see everybody that we talked about.”

Ocean first carried out at Coachella again in 2012, although his 2023 efficiency will likely be his first time headlining the occasion. There are additionally rumors swirling amongst followers, per NME, that the notoriously-private artist will launch new music forward of his dwell efficiency, although he has but to verify any new materials. He launched his final album, “Blonde,” in August 2016.

Coachella’s 2022 pageant — its grand return after a two-year break, headlined by Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, and Swedish House Mafia — was stuffed with unforgettable moments. Good buddies Styles and Shaina Twain carried out a stellar duet collectively, whereas the previous additionally introduced Lizzo out on stage. Meanwhile, Megan Thee Stallion blew followers away by debuting her unapologetic “Plan B” single. More surprises are certain to come back when the pageant returns this spring.

Coachella 2023 takes place throughout two weekends: April 14-16 and 21-23. Head to the pageant’s official website now to see the total lineup.

Image Source: Getty / Josh Brasted

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